Where might Trident go?

Dr Nick Ritchie obviously doesn't know how to use wikipedia: D5s are not powered by "rocket fuel", they are solid propellant motors.

Prof William Walker also doesn't know what he's talking about - not a lot of "high explosive" in a D5 either.

But apart from that, a really well researched and accurate article....
 

redmonkey

Lantern Swinger
Book Reviewer
Hull. We could always put the warheads there. At the same time, after a short flight

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wave_dodger

MIA
Book Reviewer
Well, if you have to dredge Pompey for QE, and it's far enough away from civilisation and it has Z berths - why not base port them in Pompey and the weapons over in Gosport. They're moaning about wanting jobs - how badly?
 

2_deck_dash

War Hero
They should stick them in Barrow. West Cumbria is already a radioactive shithole so the locals aren't gonna complain, they already have a submarine base there (of sorts) and the security facilities around the BAE yard are adequate as a base level to build on.
 

Seaweed

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Boats in Falmouth with missiles resupplied etc by sea from Devonport seems give best clear access to the Atlantic.
 

Sumo

War Hero
I thought Falmouth was one of the original choices for bombers, due to sea access and cloud cover but ended up in Faslane, at the time Falmouth was a lot busier than it is today? Barrow has an issue with getting boats out to sea over the mud flats, only a few tides per month I think
 

Topstop

War Hero
I thought Falmouth was one of the original choices for bombers, due to sea access and cloud cover but ended up in Faslane, at the time Falmouth was a lot busier than it is today? Barrow has an issue with getting boats out to sea over the mud flats, only a few tides per year I think


Fixed that for you. Used to be the high tides few days after the Equinox for T boats and the Bombers have a deeper draft. A lot of dredging had to be done.
 
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bunting69

Newbie
How about Milford Haven. It's a deep water port, plus some RN facilities already at Pembroke Dock. Brawdy site will be vacated by army in next two years. Missiles could be stored at old Trecwn mine depot nearby. Just a thought.
 

Purple_twiglet

War Hero
Moderator
The RN facilities at Pembroke dock closed a few years ago. Trewcn closed in the early 1990s and is no longer part of the defence estate.
 
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