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by Wrekin1410
12 Nov 2019, 20:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Thanks for the replies, my naivety, of course they’ll play it safe to start with and as per strict parameters. A question I’ve long thought about and will probably never know due to OPSEC reasons, is can a fully laden (fuel & weapons) F35B take off from the deck of the QE class? If so I would i...
by Wrekin1410
16 Oct 2019, 07:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Seems they must have gone through a number of on board integration programs with the air group rather than simply flying them in and off this time.

It also looks like they’ve dispensed with the little green and red flags this time round.
by Wrekin1410
02 Sep 2019, 12:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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I assume finishing off training that was cut short after the leak earlier this year.
by Wrekin1410
11 Jul 2019, 11:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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But they did go on to report that 'This issue is also unlikely to prevent the ship from sailing later this year for the Westlant19 deployment when she will carry out further developmental test flying with UK-owned F-35 Jets.' I guess the following shows the power of high pressure water being releas...
by Wrekin1410
06 Jul 2019, 21:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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And whatever happened to that promised second BBC series of " Britain's Biggest Warship " ? The Ford Galaxy incident is likely to be an interesting challenge in series continuity and editing... :mrgreen: https://twitter.com/christerrill/status/1140255336303083520?s=21 Late Summer or Autumn
by Wrekin1410
03 Jan 2019, 14:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Via Navy News FB page Power pulses through the 920ft hull of Britain’s second new aircraft carrier after engineers fired up her main engine for the first time. Just weeks after switching on the smaller diesel generators, experts aboard HMS Prince of Wales finished all the checks and tests needed bef...
by Wrekin1410
27 Nov 2018, 19:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Is anyone able to explain why the deck crew are using those little flags to wave off the aircraft? I’ve never noticed this as part of US carrier operations and was wondering if this was something the Royal Navy has always done or it’s new? To my uneducated eyes it just looks unnecessary or worse. At...
by Wrekin1410
20 Nov 2018, 19:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

That's it then for this year. Looking forward to next years Westlant19 with 617 Squadron Embarked. Interesting they’ve only made a combined total of 404 landings and takeoffs when originally over 500 were expected (from September quotes at the start of westlant18). A sign of just how well the marri...
by Wrekin1410
17 Oct 2018, 21:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Ron, just take it from me, SRVL allows bigger bring back loads than VL. Fact. No its not a big revolution in carrier operations. But it does what it says on the tin. And it also means we don't need a buddy-buddy refueller standing by. So quite different from arrested landings Enigmatically, I don’t...
by Wrekin1410
14 Oct 2018, 19:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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https://twitter.com/hmsqnlz/status/1051483925191774208?s=21 Dramatic image of the last RAS. Combine this with the SRVL and it really gives a good impression of how quickly and how far the envelope is being pushed in a short space of time and how comfortable everyone must be with the ship, the aircra...
by Wrekin1410
08 Oct 2018, 16:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Great video and some terrific flying shots. I also noted that a USMC Major has been having some fun on HMS QE, I must have missed that. :clap: From the articles I’ve read there are 4 pilots for these tests. 1 RN, 1 RAF, 1 BAe (civilian ex military) and the US Marine Corps Like the video as well! I’...
by Wrekin1410
03 Oct 2018, 17:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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From the HMS QNLZ twitter page still more shots.

I just find the night shots more evocative and somehow give a better impression of power.
by Wrekin1410
24 Sep 2018, 19:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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I'm sure we have discussed this before, but what is that little lift for visible in that shot. HMWHS pops up into the islands and hanger, I didn't think it came up to such an exposed position? I read something about this recently but can’t remember the exact source. The article stated it’s for stri...
by Wrekin1410
12 Sep 2018, 13:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/a-story ... idnt-hear/

Link to a UK Defence Journal good news story about the crew of HMS Queen Elizabeth while in Mayport as a counterpoint to the previous stories.
by Wrekin1410
08 Sep 2018, 16:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://twitter.com/hms_monmouth/status/1038201334216970240?s=21 Apologies for posting a tweet from HMS Monmouth but does anyone know the function of the mast erected at the side of the ramp? I’m guessing it’s part of the test instrumentation but I could be totally wrong. Looking at past photos it l...
by Wrekin1410
02 Sep 2018, 17:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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SKB wrote:https://twitter.com/RfaNostalgia/status/1036169935053934592


@Navylookout added on Twitter;

“Still completing @FOST before sailing to join #Westlant18”

So looks like she’s still set to join.
by Wrekin1410
30 Aug 2018, 16:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Views: 920774

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Apart from it being a great picture what I like is the sense of scale. There are 2 merlins parked up on deck yet they almost disappear. So much I missed them on first viewing.
by Wrekin1410
23 Jun 2018, 22:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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https://www.shaunroster.com/MILITARY/QNEZ/

Not sure the policy on photos from photographers web pages so I’m just posting the link and let the admins upload photos if it’s appropriate but the above has some stunning, mainly aerial, images of QNLZ returning to Portsmouth.

It really is worth a look.
by Wrekin1410
02 Mar 2018, 18:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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https://twitter.com/southsealiving/status/969537612108259329?s=21 No one show the Daily Mail.. it’ll say it’s the leak :crazy: Below for anyone interested are links to the LSA website. LSA being the Australian company who supplied the MES. The first refers directly to the test made in Rosyth last O...
by Wrekin1410
27 Feb 2018, 15:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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http://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/successful-flight-trials-period-vindicates-design-of-hms-queen-elizabeth/ A really nice article via Save the Royal Navy picking up on most of the recent posts but with a little more on the flight envelopes tested during the rotary wing trials. Amongst the positives re...
by Wrekin1410
27 Feb 2018, 10:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Just have to say, BZ to all the crew of QNLZ and her embarked forces! A hugely successful number of trials and training successfully completed: FOST activities, Rotary Wing flight trials for a range of aircraft, Amphibious Assault trials, RAS with a Tide class tanker & no doubt many more... Tot...
by Wrekin1410
26 Feb 2018, 17:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10642
Views: 920774

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Deliberately obfuscated perhaps?

That, or she really is the new SHIELD carrier :)

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