Any Views On Mike Critchley's letter?

Jarhead

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silverfox said:
http://usmilitary.about.com/cs/weapons/a/marinecraft.htm

This is the sort of bad boy we need there is also a more heavily armed escort version but I couldn't find any pics. An LSL could look after a dozen or so of these plus crews.
I've been on one of those mugs... Those PBR's are some bad boys right there... 2 of those in support would have been enough deterrent for the Iranians to leave the boarding parties alone.
 

safewalrus

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Seem to remember that during the so called Indonesian Confrontation period (didn't want to call it a War it was a Police Action s'funny them as died got just as dead, felt like a war to me but hell I was only a boy so what would I know) the powers that be fitted twin 20mm orlikons either side of the bridge of a lot of frigates (the frigates then where a lot smaller, obviously they grow with age) 'cos the 4.5's (twins) cost a lot and couldn't do the job on small boats! Pusser never learns do they?!
 

silverfox

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safewalrus said:
Seem to remember that during the so called Indonesian Confrontation period (didn't want to call it a War it was a Police Action s'funny them as died got just as dead, felt like a war to me but hell I was only a boy so what would I know) the powers that be fitted twin 20mm orlikons either side of the bridge of a lot of frigates (the frigates then where a lot smaller, obviously they grow with age) 'cos the 4.5's (twins) cost a lot and couldn't do the job on small boats! Pusser never learns do they?!
you could put a dozen Mk 7As on Cornwall - she still could'nt have got any closer.

We just need to match what the Iranians have - a show of force via suitably armed RHIBS would have done it.

And for information - they have dispensed with GPMGs on the Bridge wing and are now fitting MiniGuns..... which are much much nastier....
 

TheCommunicator

Lantern Swinger
While I agree the former NI Sqn Hunt boats would be ideal as patrol vessels in the NAG let us not forget that the reason there was a T22 there was to act as a flagship for the region

CTF 158 is currently Cdre Nick Lambert, embarked in Cornwall
 

FlagWagger

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TheCommunicator said:
While I agree the former NI Sqn Hunt boats would be ideal as patrol vessels in the NAG let us not forget that the reason there was a T22 there was to act as a flagship for the region

CTF 158 is currently Cdre Nick Lambert, embarked in Cornwall
I agree that CTF wouldn't want to be embarked in a Hunt, but why not send the T22 as CTF flagship with NI Hunts as the boarding/patrolling force. That way you gain the best of both worlds.
 

Oil_Slick

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FlagWagger said:
TheCommunicator said:
While I agree the former NI Sqn Hunt boats would be ideal as patrol vessels in the NAG let us not forget that the reason there was a T22 there was to act as a flagship for the region

CTF 158 is currently Cdre Nick Lambert, embarked in Cornwall
I agree that CTF wouldn't want to be embarked in a Hunt, but why not send the T22 as CTF flagship with NI Hunts as the boarding/patrolling force. That way you gain the best of both worlds.

Lots of the area would be off limits even to a Hunt due to shallowness of the waters
 

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