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Chris.B

My name is Chris. Some people might recognise me as "Chris.B." - commenter and occasional guest article writer for the website "Think Defence"

QE and Jam

CVF Superblock floating for the first time
A guest post from Chris on that perennial favourite subject of aircraft carriers. Every now and again I like to do something a little different. Playing the Devil’s advocate for positions that I wouldn’t normally agree with is one way…

Libya – A Game of Two Halves

Libya
A guest post form Chris.B Last September I wrote a post about Libya and what challenges the country might face going forward, post-Gaddafi. Specifically, I was interested to know whether the country could avoid turning into another Afghanistan or Iraq,…

On Strategy – What Is It

Risk
A Guest post from Chris.B So, TD is on a drive this summer to turn the debate temporarily away from shiny equipment and things that either blow other stuff up or can be fitted inside an ISO container (tip to…

RAF Heavy Lift

A guest post from Chris.B Lately there has been a lot of talk about various transport helicopters for the RAF and other discussions regarding supporting x number of men at y distance on operations of various sizes. Now during a…

Nigeria

Nigeria
Guest post from Chris.B Nigeria has been facing a recent surge of violence which has been encapsulated most clearly by the Christmas Day Bombings of 2011, the attacks of 5-6th January 2012 against Christian churches and businesses, and attacks last…

Fantasy Fleets – Chris B

A guest post from Chris.B It appears everyone has been pitching in to the war zone that is “fantasy fleets” and so I decided to have a crack myself. I and others have often been challenged with what I personally…

Guest post – The Future of Libya

Libya
No, not part of TD’s “Future Of” series. I’m not sure the Boss is ready to branch out into a North African division just yet. Rather, just a quick look at how the future of Libya might progress – at least…

The Department of Cheaper Aircraft

RAF Tactical Transport Aircraft - C130 C17 A400M
Guest post from Chris.B Recently there’s been a number of articles written and comments made about the idea of reviving various aircraft as “low cost” solutions for service in the UK armed forces. In addition, the subject of cost has…

The F35 Lightening II

UK First F35-B Joint Combat Aircraft flight BK-1 01
A guest post from Chris.B In the coming years the F-35 Lightning II is set to become the latest aircraft to take to the skies as a member of the British Armed Services. There have been few defence procurement projects…

Memories of TSR2 Past

TSR2
Some time ago 13th Spitfire wrote an article for Think Defence on the TSR2 and it would seem to be a popular topic. Chris has penned another, below. When I was but a wee boy, my Father started taking me…