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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby CR4ZYHOR5E » 07 Jun 2017, 16:51

Anyone know if the pennant number will be painted onto the aft island?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby R686 » 07 Jun 2017, 22:58

imperialman wrote:
R686 wrote:What does SSMOB stand for?


Ships staff move on board.



I read that article about a dozen times, thinking what the F does that mean :roll:

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 08 Jun 2017, 02:51

CR4ZYHOR5E wrote:Anyone know if the pennant number will be painted onto the aft island?

Maybe they'll put it on the screens! :lol:

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 08 Jun 2017, 13:51


New ACA video :)

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Ebro » 09 Jun 2017, 12:09

Fast Cruise today for a week.
Window for sea 21-28 June

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby imperialman » 09 Jun 2017, 20:38

An ACA spokesperson told the UK Defence Journal via email earlier:

"The Ship’s Company is now living on board the HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH and working with industry colleagues to prepare for maiden sea trials in the summer as well as undertaking a period of training.

The Training Cruise is part of this training programme and, whilst alongside, exercises a number of scenarios which the Ship’s Company may experience at sea."

Training cruise = fast cruise in this case.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 10 Jun 2017, 04:16

KyleG wrote:SD Tempest officially named


;)

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby gandalf » 10 Jun 2017, 05:56

Does anyone have information on the purpose of the cladding (rectangular plates) which has been fitted to the forward island? Is this armour plating?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Timmymagic » 10 Jun 2017, 09:42

gandalf wrote:Does anyone have information on the purpose of the cladding (rectangular plates) which has been fitted to the forward island? Is this armour plating?


It's just the stressed skin, typical of most vessels now. It's more obvious because of the size.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Pymes75 » 10 Jun 2017, 11:02

SKB wrote:
KyleG wrote:SD Tempest officially named


;)


For anyone on Twitter, it's well worth following Rob Hinton (@TugmasterRob) as he works for Serco Marine * as a Tug Master (funnily enough), has been trained to command SD Tempest and he has rehearsed QEs entry into Portsmouth! ;)

* Proud to say he and I work for the same company!

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Roberto » 10 Jun 2017, 12:30

gandalf wrote:Does anyone have information on the purpose of the cladding (rectangular plates) which has been fitted to the forward island? Is this armour plating?


I would be pretty sure it isn't stressed steel as suggested.
It is most definitely some sort of cladding. When you look at the areas it is could it be possibly something to do with the radars.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby bubby » 10 Jun 2017, 13:01

The Nimitz and ford classes are better
GO CVN72
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby WhiteWhale » 10 Jun 2017, 13:15

bubby wrote:The Nimitz and ford classes are better
GO CVN72
USA USA USA USA USA


For what 6 times the cost? I would hope so!

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Enigmatically » 10 Jun 2017, 13:27

bubby wrote:The Nimitz and ford classes are better
GO CVN72
USA USA USA USA USA

As you are a foreigner we will make allowances for your poor grasp of the English language. But the word you are looking for is "bigger", not "better"

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Smokey » 10 Jun 2017, 16:34

10x fully equipped CVN's. Excellent.

I prefer an NHS tbh

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby rbw91 » 10 Jun 2017, 18:39

Ebro wrote:Fast Cruise today for a week.
Window for sea 21-28 June


Humour me please? What's a fast cruise if she does not sail?

Not being provocative, just asking.

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Postby Engaging Strategy » 10 Jun 2017, 23:04

rbw91 wrote:Humour me please? What's a fast cruise if she does not sail?

Not being provocative, just asking.


Naval term. Shortened form of "made fast" as in tied up alongside. Essentially a practice run of procedures without leaving the wall.
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby gandalf » 11 Jun 2017, 03:06

Roberto wrote:
gandalf wrote:Does anyone have information on the purpose of the cladding (rectangular plates) which has been fitted to the forward island? Is this armour plating?


I would be pretty sure it isn't stressed steel as suggested.
It is most definitely some sort of cladding. When you look at the areas it is could it be possibly something to do with the radars.

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gandalf wrote:Does anyone have information on the purpose of the cladding (rectangular plates) which has been fitted to the forward island? Is this armour plating?


Thanks for your replies Timmymagic and Roberto.

There seems to be a divergence of opinion re. the purpose of the cladding on the forward island. Enigmatically - I wonder if this is something you might be able to resolve (providing this doesn't compromise confidentiality)?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Ebro » 11 Jun 2017, 08:11

What it is not is armour or steel cladding.
It serves a specific purpose and has been used for years on all RN warships. Can't tell you what it is, ( I do know) but it doesn't need to be publicised.

Look to images of former ships being towed out of Pompey. You may notice that their superstructureshave been stripped ! This may indicate that the panels were removed before going to Turkey, which is Defo the case as this stuff is very not in the public domain.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby WhiteWhale » 11 Jun 2017, 10:36

Well all that sounds very RAM.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby gandalf » 11 Jun 2017, 10:39

Many thanks Ebro. Much appreciated.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Timmymagic » 11 Jun 2017, 11:23

WhiteWhale wrote:Well all that sounds very RAM.


Nah. It's Kingspan. Keeps the heating bill down. Each Island has an A class energy efficiency rating.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 11 Jun 2017, 15:42

Could it be some kind of stealthy cladding to minimize the heat signature? Afterall, this cladding appears to be fitted around near the funnels.


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