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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby R686 » 15 Jul 2017, 21:12

QEC Eye in the SKY wrote:Size perspective !!!




Geez you get a good laugh out of the comments section in most posts.

I'm also a litle miffed that the UK sold off the Harriers, could have jumped right in untill transitioning to F35 such a shame and lost opportunity.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Jdam » 15 Jul 2017, 22:03

Looks like GCI :shock:

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SDL » 15 Jul 2017, 22:14

I think we're too used to the CGI images released over the years.... seeing her at sea or docked somewhere other than Rosyth just looks... fake

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Ron5 » 15 Jul 2017, 23:15

Quick poll: who has a photo of QE on her trials as their wallpaper?

I do. Stern view with Merlin after first landing taken from 2nd Merlin.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby R686 » 15 Jul 2017, 23:33

Ron5 wrote:Quick poll: who has a photo of QE on her trials as their wallpaper?

I do. Stern view with Merlin after first landing taken from 2nd Merlin.


Nope

Got an R686 and two buckets

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Smokey » 15 Jul 2017, 23:45

R686 wrote:Nope . Got an R686 and two buckets


Nice rig.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby R686 » 15 Jul 2017, 23:49

Smokey wrote:
R686 wrote:Nope . Got an R686 and two buckets


Nice rig.


Good for my time in RACT

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SDL » 15 Jul 2017, 23:56

I've got an in-game photo I took from Forza Horizon 3 as my backdrop, showing of a car design I created.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Smokey » 16 Jul 2017, 00:03

Cue: SKB in 5, 4, 3, 2...

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Little J » 16 Jul 2017, 06:36

Tiffies escorting dave b's into the UK for last year's riat/Farnborough.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 16 Jul 2017, 06:44

Little J wrote:Tiffies escorting dave b's


Shhh... that's under OpSec

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby cockneyjock1974 » 16 Jul 2017, 06:58

Is anybody else getting concerned about the length of time she's spending in Invergorden?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby R686 » 16 Jul 2017, 07:17

cockneyjock1974 wrote:Is anybody else getting concerned about the length of time she's spending in Invergorden?


If its just the weekend, don't think it's much to worry about just civvies going home for weekend?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby shotleylad » 16 Jul 2017, 07:43

Depends if you know the ships programme or not.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby cockneyjock1974 » 16 Jul 2017, 09:10

Apparently she's sailing on Tuesday according to social media. I also read that some of the crew were having a great time in the local British Legion.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby RNFollower » 16 Jul 2017, 09:46

cockneyjock1974 wrote:Apparently she's sailing on Tuesday according to social media. I also read that some of the crew were having a great time in the local British Legion.


I saw a Tuesday comment on there too. From the mother of a sailor on board. You can get some good information on FB though some of the "less informed" comments are pretty cringeworthy :(

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby cockneyjock1974 » 16 Jul 2017, 10:01

Yep especially the "there's no aircraft on her", where are the harriers and should have gone nuclear/CATOBAR.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby cockneyjock1974 » 16 Jul 2017, 10:28

Can anybody tell me why she's got her anchor down whilst tied up dockside? Perhaps our ex RN contingent could explain further and yes I'm beginning to think something is wrong now, I hope I'm mistaken of course.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Aethulwulf » 16 Jul 2017, 10:37

I'm hearing rumours about damage to the drive shafts and a need to go to dry dock in Rotterdam. Normally I wouldn't pay any attention to low level Matelot gossip, but...

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SDL » 16 Jul 2017, 11:05

just speculating here... could there have been more damage than we've been told by whatever it is that she collected?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Aethulwulf » 16 Jul 2017, 11:49

The 'story' I was told this week is that due to the fact the propellers had to fitted by divers, there was some problem that wasn't picked up until she was travelling at 20+ kts. This caused damage to the drive shafts which will require dry docking to fix.

Normally I don't believe rumours like this, told to me by a Matelot (with no involvement in the programme) during a cigarette break. I'll leave others to decide whether this is truth, half truth or just nonsense.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby inch » 16 Jul 2017, 12:50

Hope not going to be as much problems as was with the French carrier c de g ( propellers ) and how long time that took to rectify .like you said hopefully just roomer's and if worst case at least they have time too fix hmspow before she enters the water even if HMS qe knocked back few MTS before testing again .its a 50yr program so snags are going too happen its no biggy .

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby QEC Eye in the SKY » 16 Jul 2017, 13:50

Nice of [redacted] to comment about my last post. Seem's she lost sight of the actual tweet by QNLZ staff and the fact us 'posters' were extremely proud to update on here about all things related to QNLZ and PWLS !!!

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Digger22 » 16 Jul 2017, 14:01

Her shafts do look very long, hence the requirement for double shaft supports, with all the crap in the sea, and the fact a shaft become fouled so early in her sea trial, maybe a long term fix of some kind of guard may be required? Hope this doesn't turn into a long delay as the press are going to love it.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Smokey » 16 Jul 2017, 15:00

JR's accommodation has a green carpet.
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