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Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by imperialman, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    I wonder if a woman would find it unflattering to her figure if someone decided to name a type of aircraft carrier after her.
     
  2. Glassfan

    Glassfan Mostly harmless

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    50 pages in The Chamber for a boat?

    Everyone sure loves the Royal Navy.
     
  5. Glassfan

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    Noone's forcing you, friend.
     
  6. Patroklos

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    Sweet lord, that last picture is alarming!

    Who let the Japanese build that!!!
     
  9. say1988

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    But it is just a destroyer. And only slightly larger than the Invincible class.
     
  10. Patroklos

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    Short of the US, nobody has the ability to stop them from building that.

    Well, maybe the Kaiju... :)
     
  11. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    It's a helicopter carrier. Very useful in anti submarine warfare, but not that useful as an offensive weapon.
     
  12. Dann

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    It can be used for offence once the Japanese get their F-35s.
     
  13. Antilogic

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    Gotta say, the Queen Elizabeth looks pretty rectangular. Is there a reason why they didn't use an angled flight deck?
     
  14. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Angled flight deck only really gives advantage for high capacity and fixed wing takeoffs and landings. This thing is for jumpjets only, and so doesn't need it.
     
  15. say1988

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    Because they are STOVL carriers. Without the arrested recovery, the angled flight deck is pointless as its purpose is to extend the length of the usable deck for landing aircraft on.

    Look at the USN, the VTOL Wasp class has a straight flight deck, the CATOBAR Nimitz is angled. The Soviet Kutsetsov is STOBAR and consequently has a angled flight deck.

    In addition, an angled flight deck was incorporated into the plan to convert the Queen Elizabeth Class to CATOBAR.
     
  16. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    And that means it can transit Panama. American supercarriers can't.
     
  17. imperialman

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    Hello again folks, just returned from a long absence that also happened to feature a tour of HMS Queen Elizabeth. Here's one of the latest official images.
     
  18. bugwar

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    At first glance, I was thinking the crane was trying to lift the entire carrier.:lol:

     
  19. imperialman

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    Here's perhaps a better image.

     
  20. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Seems they're completing it fairly rapidly. What's the expected completion date?
     

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