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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 11 Oct 2018, 04:22

Ron5 wrote:Don't take much to persuade a Marine to drink


You say? :) https://www.msn.com/...marine...darwin. ... ./ar-BBO...

3 days old piece - The head of the US marine force stationed in the Top End has been relieved of his command for drink-driving on Darwin's nightclub strip. -

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby swoop » 11 Oct 2018, 06:34

WhiteWhale wrote:We saw similar with the land based testing ramp, although I expect that the low WoD makes it more obvious as the CV looked to be only travelling at maybe 10 knots. As WoD increases the angle of change might reduce. IMHO.

The way the bulbous bow was almost breaking the surface confirmed that. Not very fast at all.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Little J » 11 Oct 2018, 08:46

CameronPerson wrote:QE got her visitor today as expected

You know you've got a big carrier, when even an Osprey looks small on deck. 8-)

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby -Eddie- » 11 Oct 2018, 08:53

Really nice, clear view of the forward flight deck. Look at all that space!

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby RetroSicotte » 11 Oct 2018, 08:57

Ron5 wrote:Don't take much to persuade a Marine to drink, invite some ladies and they'll have half the squadrons Ospreys on deck to chose from :D

So that's why there was such a big shipment of crayons to her before departing the UK... :think:

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby PhillyJ » 11 Oct 2018, 11:43

Ron5 wrote:He was thinking I should fly up to NY to see the carrier. Not a bad idea at all. But ony if she was open for walkthrus.
I probably noted the Stars'n'Stripes next to the post and assumed it was from you Ron! ;)

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby QEC Eye in the SKY » 11 Oct 2018, 15:08



Not good, NOT GOOD AT ALL !!!!

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Jake1992 » 11 Oct 2018, 15:32

QEC Eye in the SKY wrote:https://twitter.com/BBCBreaking/status/1050385927368003586

Not good, NOT GOOD AT ALL !!!!


Would this effect our trials as I thought the F35s being used were part the joint test group, some of which are US some UK and some LM owned aircraft.

I know we normaly follow US lead on these things but would we here if it results in qualify being really set back

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SDL » 11 Oct 2018, 15:44



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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby QEC Eye in the SKY » 11 Oct 2018, 15:57



Seems the F35's aren't effected. At least the MOD is on the ball!!

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 11 Oct 2018, 16:16

QEC Eye in the SKY wrote: At least the MOD is on the ball!!


It takes Richter scale 7 to wake them up... and communicate. No?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby -Eddie- » 11 Oct 2018, 18:35

Sea State 6! I wonder if the F-35s are still flying and landing in that?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Ron5 » 11 Oct 2018, 18:37

Well they did say they'd go look for bad weather! Looks like the bad weather came to them.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby seaspear » 12 Oct 2018, 02:35

It has been published before on the sea state levels the aircraft operations can continue ,I cant find this though but I seem to recall a higher sea state that the f35b could operate from the carrier ?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby The Armchair Soldier » 12 Oct 2018, 14:45

A video of the Osprey landing:



It looks very at home, I must say... :think:

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby RetroSicotte » 12 Oct 2018, 15:46

So in total we've now seen the following land on QE:

- Merlin
- Wildcat
- Chinook
- Sea Stallion
- Lightning
- Osprey
- One random hobby-drone :P

I wonder what else QE can "collect" while she has the chance over there! Someone needs to keep a list of everything that's landed on her.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Little J » 12 Oct 2018, 15:56

As USMC are involved, I'd guess AH-1 / UH-1's would be up at some point...



Do like the Cobra :D

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Dahedd » 12 Oct 2018, 16:21

RetroSicotte wrote:So in total we've now seen the following land on QE:

- Merlin
- Wildcat
- Chinook
- Sea Stallion
- Lightning
- Osprey
- One random hobby-drone :P

I wonder what else QE can "collect" while she has the chance over there! Someone needs to keep a list of everything that's landed on her.


Pretty sure I saw a Seahawk parked on the flight deck behind a Merlin last week too.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby donald_of_tokyo » 12 Oct 2018, 16:27

Might be already posted.

In this USS Essex F35B operation movie, F35Bs are using the full length of the deck, 257m long, and still after the lift-off, it looks "heavy". See from 2:40- onward.


I think the bombs are carried, and fuel are full. I'm looking forward to see "full load" lift off of F35B from QNLZ. It can even carry something under the wing, because not ALL the mission needs stealth. With tanks and bombs under the wing, how long F35B needs to run, to take off from QNLZ?

Also, with using the full deck, it looks like the deck crews are experiencing significant blast wind. There is clearly only a small room for other helicopters to be carried. I had an impression that, F35B "strike" operations from LHD is doable, but with significant limitations on deck handling of aircrafts.

QNLZ with its large flight deck lies in a different world, I think.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Timmymagic » 12 Oct 2018, 16:35

Dahedd wrote:retty sure I saw a Seahawk parked on the flight deck behind a Merlin last week too.


Yep. An SH-60 from the Lassen I think has landed on as well, it was in the rear on a released picture.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 12 Oct 2018, 18:42

RetroSicotte wrote:So in total we've now seen the following land on QE:

- Merlin
- Wildcat
- Chinook
- Sea Stallion
- Lightning
- Osprey
- One random hobby-drone :P

I wonder what else QE can "collect" while she has the chance over there! Someone needs to keep a list of everything that's landed on her.


You forget these, which were the first actual deck "landings".... ;)

HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08), Royal Navy.
WE Department, first 'proper' deck landings.
Vid by R08 WE Dept, July 2017.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby benny14 » 12 Oct 2018, 20:09

RetroSicotte wrote:I wonder what else QE can "collect" while she has the chance over there!

Seahawk.
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SDL » 12 Oct 2018, 20:59

That is a great shot


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