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by SKB
24 Oct 2020, 20:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12530
Views: 2011201
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Four props on a Nimitz compared to two on a QEC. Thats all you need to know.
by SKB
22 Oct 2020, 09:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1512
Views: 240740
Location: England

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

A140 is also the current pennant number of PHM Atlantico, ex HMS Ocean.
by SKB
21 Oct 2020, 16:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12530
Views: 2011201
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

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(The News, Portsmouth) 21st October 2020
Wow! Pic of the day goes to John Austin from Gosport who took this beautiful Trafalgar Day rainbow falling on HMS Queen Elizabeth. Just perfect!
by SKB
21 Oct 2020, 11:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: HMS Victory (1778-Present) (RN)
Replies: 36
Views: 12819
Location: England

Re: HMS Victory (1778-Present) (RN)

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/29/Turner%2C_The_Battle_of_Trafalgar_%281822%29.jpg The famous 1822 painting " The Battle of Trafalgar " by J. M. W. Turner, combines events from several times during the battle. Nelson's famous signal "England expects..." flies f...
by SKB
20 Oct 2020, 11:56
Forum: British Army
Topic: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)
Replies: 399
Views: 104763
Location: England

Re: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)

The other major difference between the British WAH-64 and the usual AH-64 are: The WAH-64 use a pair of Rolls-Royce Turbomeca RTM322 01/12 engines, replacing the original General Electric T700-GE-701C engines. The Rolls-Royce engine produces 1,565 kW (2,100 hp) vs. 1,410 kW (1,890 hp) for the GE T70...
by SKB
16 Oct 2020, 11:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12530
Views: 2011201
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

inch wrote:Be great to know what they learned in the exercise

"We have learnt that we need to buy more planes and to stop scrounging them off the Septics.", someone in the MoD didn't say today. :mrgreen:
by SKB
16 Oct 2020, 11:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 671
Views: 138406
Location: England

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN

153.6m long?
Thats as long as 12 London buses, or half a Palace of Westminster, or half a QEC carrier.... :mrgreen:
by SKB
15 Oct 2020, 21:59
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 225
Views: 63099
Location: England

Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

British Airways have some spare 747's....
by SKB
15 Oct 2020, 20:38
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 225
Views: 63099
Location: England

Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

Daft idea, but has anyone thought of sticking the Wedgetail antenna on the top of a Poseidon fuselage?! They are both 737's and could be a two-for-one solution! :mrgreen:
by SKB
15 Oct 2020, 17:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Echo Class Hydrographic Survey Ships (RN)
Replies: 65
Views: 27010
Location: England

Re: Echo Class Hydrographic Survey Ships (RN)

Enterprise returns home https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EkX-XzYXgAwJEL-?format=jpg&name=large (NavyLookout) 15th October 2020 Welcome home HMS Enterprise. Back in Plymouth Sound today after 15 months away on a global deployment covering 53,000 nautical miles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuifrXl...
by SKB
15 Oct 2020, 10:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12530
Views: 2011201
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion


(NavyLookout/PortsmouthProud) 15th October 2020
HMS Queen Elizabeth returns home to Portsmouth this morning after successful participation in #Groupex #JW202.

Front lip of the ramp is looking a bit sooty after all the F-35B fun.
by SKB
14 Oct 2020, 21:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12530
Views: 2011201
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W897n-j53-I (NavyLookout) 14th October 2020 The Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy was hosted onboard HMS Prince of Wales by the Defence Secretary Ben Wallace on 7 October. The video documents their arrival by helicopter (First landing of an RAF Puma on one of th...
by SKB
14 Oct 2020, 14:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12530
Views: 2011201
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

QE will arrive back at Portsmouth (PRJ, bows north) tomorrow morning at 11:15.
https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/qhm/portsm ... 15/10/2020
by SKB
11 Oct 2020, 15:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12530
Views: 2011201
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

500 pages landmark ! :clap:

It took 5 years, 5 months, 9 days to reach 500 pages, since HappySlapper restarted his original MP.net QEC forum here. :thumbup: :clap:
by SKB
10 Oct 2020, 17:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 3623
Views: 544615
Location: England

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

https://twitter.com/Colinmbaxter1/status/1314524847200972800 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ej4LrnkX0AINQKQ?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ej4LrnhWsAA3bM5?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ej4LrncXsAEHJZt?format=jpg&name=large (@HMNBPortsmouth) 9th October...
by SKB
09 Oct 2020, 20:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12530
Views: 2011201
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Ron5 wrote:Still waiting on Airfix, how long would a 1/350 model be?

At 1/350 scale, it would be 80 cm, or 2 feet 6 inches long.
by SKB
09 Oct 2020, 19:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12530
Views: 2011201
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

So at 1:1250 scale, a titchy little 22.4cm (8.8 inches) long Corgi toy. And being made from die-cast metal, it'll probably sink in your bathtub. :mrgreen: :thumbdown: https://www.corgi.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/4/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/c/c/cc75000_3_hms-queen-elizabeth-aircaf...
by SKB
08 Oct 2020, 13:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12530
Views: 2011201
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion




(Steven A Wenham) 7th October 2020

More from yesterdays visit by the Ukranian president to PoW.
by SKB
07 Oct 2020, 19:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12530
Views: 2011201
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EjvrAi_XcAM3ZSA?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ejvrjd3WkAY96Qh?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EjvrkxiXkAMux0S?format=jpg&name=large (NavyLookout/AmzJS13) 7th October 2020 Helicopter action on HMSPWLS alongside in Portsmou...
by SKB
07 Oct 2020, 18:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Scott Class Ocean Survey Vessel (RN)
Replies: 9
Views: 6550
Location: England

Re: Scott Class Ocean Survey Vessel (RN)


(S Wenham) 7th October 2020
HMS Scott departs (Portsmouth, morning of 7th October 2020)
by SKB
07 Oct 2020, 18:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12530
Views: 2011201
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion


(Solent Wave) 7th October 2020
Puma helicopters circling around HMS Prince of Wales prior to landing.


(Solent Wave) 7th October 2020
Chinook Landing on aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales
by SKB
06 Oct 2020, 09:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12530
Views: 2011201
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion


(RoyalNavy/NavyLookout) 3rd October 2020
Royal Navy F-35 pilot describes the experience of flying from the aircraft carrier. Royal Navy Video by LPhot Dan Shepherd - winner in the RN 2020 Peregrine Trophy competition.

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