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Re: Someone who worked on the Type 21s...
If you can read the letter. It's on the Telegraph website for letters on 14 September.
It appears he got his fingers wrapped by some RN Brass for suggesting the Type 21s would benefit from being fitted with Exocets. According to the letter, a few months later he met some RN delegation making its way to discuss with the French fitting Exocets to the RN ships.
is probably well placed to criticise a design that is 'poorly' armed.
Good Morning Everyone,
There is an interesting letter on the letters page of Saturday's Daily Telegraph (14 Sept) from a former Vosper weapons specialist worked on the Type 21s. He thinks the weapons fit on the Type 31s is too light and hardly justify calling the ships "frigates".
This is good news for UK shipbuilding.
Babcock was chosen to built the Type 31, i.e. the design based on the Danish Iver Huitfeldt class:
That means no large OPV or small ASW corvette, but a proper general purpose frigate based on a proven design. Probably a design, which is in regard to air defence and anti-ship armament similar to the much more expensive Type 26.
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