Type 31 General Purpose Frigate (GPFF)

The Royal Navy Type 31 General Purpose Frigate (GPFF) is a new class of vessel designed to provide a lower cost vessel in the capability space between the Batch 2 River Class OPV and Type 26 Frigate.

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Atlantic Conveyor embarking a Sea Harrier in the UK

The Atlantic Conveyor

The Atlantic Conveyor was built on the Tyne by Swan Hunter and delivered to Cunard in 1970 as part of their contribution to the Atlantic Container Line consortium. It would go on to be sunk in the 1982 Falkland Islands conflict, where it served as an aircraft ferry.

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Top 25 British War Films

We could argue all day about the definition of a British War Film and what the best means but for this entirely unscientific list the definition of a British War Film is one that is largely British in character

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Soviet Monsters

Russia has continually developed heavy lift transport aircraft and helicopters, the Mil Mi-26 and AN-124 are a pair of record breakers, but what went before…

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A Ship that Still Isn’t a Frigate

Can the Royal Navy make use of a civilian vessel design, or even a conversion, to cover a number of less than warlike tasks, taking advantage of current market conditions to drive down costs?

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Light Forces Mobility

The contemporary operating environment defines a requirement for improved mobility over greater distances for air manoeuvre, specialists other light role forces.

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