R686 wrote:Comparing Hermes to the current QE class carriers it just seems to me that even though the ramp is an afterthought on Hermes it just appears to have nicer lines overall the the current UK carriers
whitelancer wrote:HMS Victorious my favourite carrier with a proper carrier bow..
HMS Queen Elizabeth
Spot the difference.
Its always seemed to me that originally QE was meant to have had a bow like Victorious or indeed Hermes but someone came along needing to save money and decided that chopping 5-10 meters off the bow was the way to do it. Probably not the case but it would have been aesthetically more pleasing if the bow looked more like Victorious, even with the ramp.
Ron5 wrote:You're correct Jake, the CdeG is too small for the F-35C.
Digger22 wrote:Could the F35C operate from a Hermes sized carrier? It was deemed unsuitable for F4. F35C has greater thrust/weight ratio? Shorter, but wider wingspan though, higher Max Weight countered by thrust/weight ratio? If so shouldn't QE class have been a class of Four Cat and Trap 30k Carriers? Operating the C would have been better than a two type mixed fleet of A and B's.
The front of Hermes' ramp has a streamlined rounded wing-edge look about it. Was it designed that way to generate aerodynamic uplift for Sea Harriers?
Or to reduce drag (slowing the ship) from a simpler slab-fronted QE style ramp? I also like the way Hermes' ramp sides follow the contours of the upper hull.
Since the ship was bought as scrap in an auction, aspiring buyers would also need to procure a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the Ministry of Defence to buy the ship now, Shree Ram Group Chairman Mukesh Patel said on Thursday.
"I bought this warship just out of my love for my country. Now, a Mumbai-based company wants to convert this ship it into a museum. Since they are also doing it out of patriotism, I agreed to sell the ship to them," he said.
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