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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Jdam » 23 Oct 2018, 20:47

Seen on NavyLookout twitter that the QE will be going back out to sea soon, any one know what's involved in the second phase of developmental flying will entail?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby -Eddie- » 24 Oct 2018, 00:43

Impressive work rate on DT-1 to get half of DT-2 completed! Ship and aircraft must be working well together.

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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 CR4ZYHOR5E » 25 Oct 2018, 15:26

Took the Staten Island Ferry on Tuesday which happily went straight past QECs mooring (is that the correct nautical term?).

Have loads of photos but not sure how to upload them from my laptop?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 25 Oct 2018, 15:36

CR4ZYHOR5E wrote:Have loads of photos but not sure how to upload them from my laptop?

Quite easy to upload, theres an "Add Files" button in the chat/reply window you normally use. Once uploaded from your source, the photos become "attachments" and you can then "place inline" the photos/attachments to the normal chat/reply window - without the need to add the usual {img} {/img} inserts to pictures from other website sources.

I would advise uploading your photos as jpg or png files (you could re-save copies of them with MS Paint or PhotoShop) to save on memory size. Oh and make sure you have the photo orientated/rotated to the way you want it to appear here, theres no option to rotate them in the thread edit (threaditor?!).

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby RetroSicotte » 25 Oct 2018, 16:26

Alternatively, just toss them on imgur and then add the links here. Nice and quick site that leaves things at good resolutions.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 25 Oct 2018, 16:55


Yeeeeessssss!!! :thumbup:
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby CR4ZYHOR5E » 26 Oct 2018, 10:56

Thanks SKB...have realised why they're not uploading...they're all more than 2MB (average size is 7MB). Have uploaded to imgur as per suggestion...

https://imgur.com/a/AzmIcn0?grid

These were taken on Tuesday from the Staten Island Ferry. Apologies, I'm not a photographer so just snapped away (a load of repetition but decided better to just upload them all and allow people to skim).

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 26 Oct 2018, 14:54

@ Cr4zyhor5e https://i.imgur.com/nbcR1xe.jpg
Good camera. Can still make out QE's ramp crest and name stickers under the grey paint!

A few news items:

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Timmymagic » 26 Oct 2018, 23:33

New US Navy video about the F-35 trials on QE, with bonus SH-60 taking off in the background...


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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 27 Oct 2018, 01:03


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Postby Digger22 » 28 Oct 2018, 09:16

Any POW News? She must be nearly ready to start her Engines soon, if not already achieved, considering her higher state of maturity over QE at this stage?

Also on the subject of Transfer boats, is it two per ship or four? I can only see two boat bays big enough for them, so does each hold two boats or is it just two boats per ship plus the smaller ribs?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 28 Oct 2018, 13:56

Port: Three PTB bays and a smaller bay for rhibs.
Starboard: One smaller bay for rhibs.

Although four PTB's were ordered, each QEC ship only has three PTB bays. So some sharing of PTB's must be going on.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Timmymagic » 29 Oct 2018, 10:11

SKB wrote:so some sharing of PTB's must be going on.


If I remember correctly the PTB's for QE were from Alnmaritec, but the PTB's for PoW are from the recent workboat order that has been placed with Atlas Elektronik. By the looks of it there will be 7 in total, 4 from Alnmaritec, 3 from Atlas (presumably one of the Alnmaritec ones will be a spare). Quite why Alnmaritec didn't get the order for all 6 or 7 I've no idea, seems a little odd. If they had they would have produced them by now.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 29 Oct 2018, 10:54

Timmymagic wrote:Atlas Elektronik.


Is the cue in the second part of the name... ie. will the function be different, or are their additions to it?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Gabriele » 29 Oct 2018, 12:32

The 3 boats for Prince of Wales will use the same catamaran hullform of the new fleet of common-hull Workboats covering a multitude of roles.

I wonder if they will be a bit less "port shuttle" and a bit more rough, to serve, if not as landing craft proper, as boats useful to land Marines as well as sailors on leave.

There is an option for 3 more, too, so they might actually find their way back on QE as well. Which in turn would displace the current boats to some other fate.
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Timmymagic » 29 Oct 2018, 14:45

ArmChairCivvy wrote:Is the cue in the second part of the name... ie. will the function be different, or are their additions to it?


Prime Contractor, thats all. The boats looked like the standard design with a passenger module on the back. I wonder if the order for Alnmaritec was placed for the PTB's for QE as needed sooner rather than later, whilst the larger workboat order was in the offing.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby bobp » 29 Oct 2018, 16:57

SKB wrote:Port: Three PTB bays and a smaller bay for rhibs.Starboard: One smaller bay for rhibs.



Correct but there is also a facility to launch RIB's from the stern and lower them to the water.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby hovematlot » 02 Nov 2018, 08:59

I notice RFA Tidespring is about 200 miles east of Boston heading South West, 12kts . I'm assuming she will join up and support HMS Queen Elizabeth & Montrose.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SDL » 03 Nov 2018, 20:13



Gotta say... that is a bloody good shot

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 03 Nov 2018, 20:49

Bigger!
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 04 Nov 2018, 03:53

SDL wrote: a bloody good shot
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SKB wrote:Bigger!


In the spirit of the comment, no such shot with an Osprey being lifted has emerged (yet)
- the door would seem much smaller than the opening? Whereas at the design stage it was explicitly stated that the hangar's 'hardhat' area could accommodate an Osprey

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby bobp » 04 Nov 2018, 07:18

ArmChairCivvy wrote:- the door would seem much smaller than the opening?



Doors not fully open, the lifts can accommodate two F35B. I also read the hangar could take a Osprey.I believe the hangar height at the aft end is elevated for such a purpose. But have seen no images or graphics to back up that fact.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby RAF>FAN » 04 Nov 2018, 14:05

What would the sea state be before it started washing over those lifts?


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