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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby seaspear » 07 May 2019, 03:07

I have just posted in the F35 section about an Australian audit recommending dehumidyfying the aircaft because of salt corrosion possibilities due to the type of Aluminium used extensively in it structure ,I wondered how this risk was considered in an aircraft carrier

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Postby shotleylad » 07 May 2019, 06:45

Normal to wash aircraft down.

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Postby swoop » 07 May 2019, 08:44

inch wrote:wonder if india is actually going to go for it and buy the plans for the qe design ? as I said before I think there might be a very good chance, its just perfect for what they are after with mods to there needs.

Zero chance.
Their corrupt purchasing system (backhanders / bribes) would scuttle any attempt at building a QE.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Ianmb17 » 08 May 2019, 10:53

The marines are coming hope they bring ospreys too

https://www.military.com/daily-news/201 ... ssion=true

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Postby Halidon » 08 May 2019, 15:55

Ianmb17 wrote:The marines are coming hope they bring ospreys too

https://www.military.com/daily-news/201 ... ssion=true

Hope the QE has plenty of crayons on hand.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby PhillyJ » 10 May 2019, 09:23

Halidon wrote:Hope the QE has plenty of crayons on hand.
Will they be allowed to use the bar? If so, will some Michelob or Bud/Coors light be served! 8-)

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Postby SKB » 10 May 2019, 12:21

Pißwasser :mrgreen:

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Postby Halidon » 10 May 2019, 16:22

PhillyJ wrote:
Halidon wrote:Hope the QE has plenty of crayons on hand.
Will they be allowed to use the bar? If so, will some Michelob or Bud/Coors light be served! 8-)

I don't think the RN wants to find the QE lying on her side in front of a Waffle House with the hazard lights blinking, so quite possible the bar will be a no-go.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Lord Jim » 10 May 2019, 16:46

A long while ago we had some US Army Rangers move into to an nearby USAF station for a few day, as part of an on going exercise. They were given a HAS to live in and had rations delivered via pallet near by to simulate logistical drops. It wasn't too long however until la sign appeared on the main doors to the HAS saying "Do not feed the Animals".

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Postby Timmymagic » 11 May 2019, 08:53

Halidon wrote:I don't think the RN wants to find the QE lying on her side in front of a Waffle House with the hazard lights blinking, so quite possible the bar will be a no-go.


The last time a USMC Harrier squadron deployed onto the Illustrious for a week (back in 2007) off the east coast of the US the bar was definitely not off limits....at least for the officers....it was one of the things they loved, almost as much as the ski jump. Interestingly it wasn't just the alcohol, they mentioned that having a space where it was easy to discuss the days operations in a non-formal manner was very useful and something they lacked on LHD's.


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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Tempest414 » 14 May 2019, 09:21

So in a article on the Save the RN site for the F-35 they say that the USMC are planning to eventually have one squadron permanently designated to deploy on UK carriers

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Postby andrew98 » 14 May 2019, 12:28

Tempest414 wrote:So in a article on the Save the RN site for the F-35 they say that the USMC are planning to eventually have one squadron permanently designated to deploy on UK carriers


So at least the QE Class will always have some F-35B's aboard then, because we'd be struggling on our own between crap politicians and the potential attitude of the RAF.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby abc123 » 14 May 2019, 15:11

Tempest414 wrote:So in a article on the Save the RN site for the F-35 they say that the USMC are planning to eventually have one squadron permanently designated to deploy on UK carriers



If this thing with Iran heats up, could she maybe see some combat earlier than planned?
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Timmymagic » 15 May 2019, 12:39

abc123 wrote:If this thing with Iran heats up, could she maybe see some combat earlier than planned?


If WW3 kicked off tomorrow QE could undoubtedly take part after a week of prep in some role. Just like Illustrious was pushed out of the door really fast in 82 to take over from Hermes and Invincible.
But realistically the UK isn't going to get involved in a way that needs a UK carrier, if at all. And trying to rush the delivery of a first in class capability like QE would be a really dumb move.
If it kicked off with the Iranians you could guarantee lots of Saudi land bases open as there is no love lost there...no need for a UK carrier at all.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Lord Jim » 15 May 2019, 13:39

Aren't we still supporting the Nuclear deal? IF the US starts a war it isn't going to have many friends joining, except for its chums in the middle east, and the US will have its hands full like in GW1, trying to stop the Israelis getting involved after Iran launches missiles against them either from Iran, possibly from Iraq and also from its proxies in the Lebanon. Regardless of our relationship with the US we have no business getting involved with a conflict with Iran, no matter how much we dislike its regime.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Cooper » 15 May 2019, 14:23

The most we could expect from a 'rush job' QE ready for action cruise would be to simply relieve another US Carrier from its duties, so it could go and join the US fleet in the Gulf.

HMS QE is in no state to enter a combat zone.

All irrelevant anyway, this Iran thing will fade away over the next few days,weeks. It's Israel that will start a war with Iran, not the US.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby CameronPerson » 16 May 2019, 23:34



Didn’t expect to be reading this headline (no, not the one about Ulrika Jonsson :roll: ), but apparently true and confirmed by the navy... Removed from post for the “misuse” of a RN Ford Galaxy, reading the article it does seem an over reaction by top brass by who knows there may be more to the story. No doubt he’s absolutely kicking himself, been in command for less than a year and had Westlant19 to look forward to in a few months..

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9092803/n ... ar-misuse/

And apparently Steve Moorhouse, current CO of POW becomes the first man to captain both sister ships..

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby CameronPerson » 16 May 2019, 23:42

I can only imagine how he was “misusing” the company car..

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Scimitar54 » 16 May 2019, 23:53

Perhaps he thought that there were Arrestor wires to stop him. :crazy:

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby CameronPerson » 17 May 2019, 00:02

Personally I’d be a bit disappointed that this...

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Had been replaced by a Ford Galaxy.... Talk about being short changed :eh:
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Scimitar54 » 17 May 2019, 00:11

As per the number plate, he had been "robbed" of the pleasure of a "Stealth" Jaguar.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SDL » 17 May 2019, 00:23

wonder what he was doing with the car to get the reassignment?

... or don't i wanna know?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 17 May 2019, 01:24

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^ A Ford Galaxy yesterday

It seems Nick Cooke-Priest was driving his official car, a Ford Galaxy, not on official business on weekends....
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... kends.html

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Scimitar54 » 17 May 2019, 01:59

It would not have happened in days gone by. An official car would have been allocated an official driver and the car, driver and very likely the Ship's Captain would have remained with the ship. :oops:


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