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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Timmymagic » 05 Dec 2017, 08:29

The review stands and parade ground inside the hanger is a wonderful picture, it's the first I've seen that manages to convey just how massive the hanger is.

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Postby cockneyjock1974 » 06 Dec 2017, 15:28

The flags say COMMISSIONING 17

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby seaspear » 06 Dec 2017, 19:11

At this stage what is yet to be installed on the carrier

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Smokey » 06 Dec 2017, 19:38

cockneyjock1974 wrote:The flags say COMMISSIONING 17


I thought it was, “Pompey welcomes careful divers”

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby KyleG » 06 Dec 2017, 20:55

seaspear wrote:At this stage what is yet to be installed on the carrier


I don't believe the CIWS and other weapon systems have been installed yet, but happy to be corrected if I'm wrong.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby CameronPerson » 07 Dec 2017, 01:35

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... oning.html

Good set of photos here but I think the Daily Mail are the only ones who insist on calling her “big Lizzie”.. :|

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby benny14 » 07 Dec 2017, 03:37

KyleG wrote:I don't believe the CIWS and other weapon systems have been installed yet, but happy to be corrected if I'm wrong.

CIWS, 30mms and some of the kit relating to operating the F35 is the last to be installed I believe. It is heading north during the first part of 2018 for rough sea trials and helicopter certifications, before heading back to port for final work, which I believe involves adding some final gear to make her ready for operating the F35. Then over to the US towards the end of the year for F35 trials. Not sure when the CIWS and 30mms will be installed, most likely before the rough sea trials considering it is commissioned today.

Good to know that HMS QE will be able to conduct helicopter operations if needed by mid way through next year. Then limited F35 operations from the end of next year as well.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby shotleylad » 07 Dec 2017, 07:08

Weapons fit is due in .March

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby PhillyJ » 07 Dec 2017, 08:56

I heard on local radio that a flypast is due between 11:30 and 12:15 today to mark the commisionning ceremony, I think Wildcats, Merlins, 1 Sea King, a Hawk and 2 Typhoons as well as a Swordfish and Sea Fury were mentioned.

Looking towards the harbour on this mornings drive in it had better clear up somewhat, low cloud, drizzle and a very grey day at the moment. Although that sounds perfect weather for a 'Stringbag' to fly in! :D

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby QEC Eye in the SKY » 07 Dec 2017, 09:16

The video at the bottom of that last post at 12 seconds in, gives a great view of the size of QNLZ.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby PhillyJ » 07 Dec 2017, 09:25

Crikey, is that Jurgen Klopp in the first tweet of the earlier post? I know his team stuffed the Russkis 7-0 last night but not sure that warrants a ticket for the commissioning ceremony!

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby RetroSicotte » 07 Dec 2017, 09:36

Trust the BBC to immediately go for this "OMG IT COST THIS MUCH MONEY" approach...

After their embarrassing show on The One Show with that moron talking about how it has no planes and the like, I shouldn't be surprised.

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Postby shark bait » 07 Dec 2017, 10:20

Where did they get that guy from? A first class moron that ruined a good little section.
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby QEC Eye in the SKY » 07 Dec 2017, 12:25



Not from the normal sources of QNLZ, but a great picture nonetheless !!

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Digger22 » 07 Dec 2017, 12:25

I can't believe the BBC!
Just heard the following during the commissioning

'New F-26 Frigates'........
Sister ship called 'HMS Prince Charles'..........
HMS Queen Elizabeth Named after our Current Queen........
Cost 3.5Bn 3.1Bn 6.2Bn Money..Money ..Money.. and they can't agree the Figure!

I have a suggestion for the BBC. Change your name! You don't deserve to be called 'British'.

Good news, I can think of an alternative that begins with B and fits very well with the rubbish they are spouting

B------t Broadcasting Corporation.

They couldn't even be bothered to show the Queen's commissioning speech live.

SHAMEFULL

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