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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 22 May 2019, 07:45
by hovematlot
Low tide 11:07. Wednesday. She's got her AIS switched on

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 22 May 2019, 10:08
by PhillyJ
inch wrote:great photos ,its weird sometimes the qe class looks huge and then again sometimes I think they should have built them bigger ,even bigger for the 24 f35bs hopefully we get on board soon ,and yes I know we cant even fill the size they are already lol ,but seriously they going to be great ships folks ive no doubt in that
I think it's the front Island that does it. If you hold your thumb over it on the pictures she looks longer.

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 22 May 2019, 10:15
by Timmymagic
PhillyJ wrote:I think it's the front Island that does it. If you hold your thumb over it on the pictures she looks longer.


That does work to an extent, but the thing that really messes with your mind (and its the same with the T45) is the size of the bridge windows and Flyco. They really do have enormous amounts of glazing compared to other vessels, it completely throws your eye off as a result.

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 22 May 2019, 10:16
by inch
You could be well right there Philly j,and they both big islands as well than say ford class I think,even c De Gaulle looks bigger just by itself and we know it isn't

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 22 May 2019, 10:20
by inch
It's a shame they didn't get a good clear overhead shot when in America next to them lovely American carriers ,they missed a trick there I think

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 22 May 2019, 12:23
by SKB
Curious. AIS says QE has a destination of PORTL. Portland?
https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/ho ... 09/zoom:14

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 22 May 2019, 16:12
by Roberto
Timmymagic wrote:
PhillyJ wrote:I think it's the front Island that does it. If you hold your thumb over it on the pictures she looks longer.


That does work to an extent, but the thing that really messes with your mind (and its the same with the T45) is the size of the bridge windows and Flyco. They really do have enormous amounts of glazing compared to other vessels, it completely throws your eye off as a result.



Totally agree about the windows. Especially true for the 45's. Makes them seem much smaller than they are.
I have done the thumb thing many times too. Lol.

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 22 May 2019, 16:56
by SKB
QE's forward island has suddenly vanished. :wtf:
QE Single Island.jpg:large

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And now the ramp too! :shock:
QE Single Island No Ramp.jpg:large

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:mrgreen:

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 22 May 2019, 17:01
by Roberto
Looks so much better.....

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 22 May 2019, 18:08
by inch
I like it , looks a lot bigger all of a sudden ,let's do the conversation lol

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 22 May 2019, 18:09
by Jake1992
I don’t know I quite like the unique look of the 2 islands but do think it’d of looked a bit better if they were slightly longer giving more space between and in front of the forward island

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 22 May 2019, 19:00
by Roberto
QE single island , no ramp STARBOURD SIDE please SKB .......

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 22 May 2019, 19:01
by Roberto
No pressure.

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 22 May 2019, 19:08
by inch
slightly longer jake1992 like 340mts lol

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 22 May 2019, 19:18
by Jake1992
inch wrote:slightly longer jake1992 like 340mts lol


No lol but just purely from an aesthetics point of view I think a extra 20m-30m say 10 in front of the forward island and the rest mid ship would look nicer :lol:

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 22 May 2019, 19:47
by SKB
Roberto wrote:QE single island , no ramp STARBOURD SIDE please SKB .......

Ok....
QE STBD.jpg:large

How's that? :mrgreen:
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 22 May 2019, 20:00
by Roberto
Superb. ... just brilliant. Cheers.
You really can appreciate just how big she is when you take away the island and ramp.
It all about perspective. Two islands make her look short and the ramp does nothing to help matters. Throw in the oversize bridge windows and she looks so much smaller than she is.
All that aside...still an impressive ship. I am glad we have two of these rather than one nuke we could barely afford.
My favourite views of her are from water level dead ahead - think leaving Gib - and starboard side three quarter stern .

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 22 May 2019, 20:14
by SDL

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 22 May 2019, 20:17
by SKB
Are you sure that he hasn't taken a QE helicopter away for an early weekend?! :mrgreen:

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 22 May 2019, 20:45
by bobp

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 23 May 2019, 12:00
by Timmymagic
SKB wrote:Are you sure that he hasn't taken a QE helicopter away for an early weekend?!


The BBC are reporting that it wasn't exactly a couple of trips. They mentioned thousands of miles....elsewhere others have mentioned that he had been warned previously.

Still doesn't explain the removal from QE by helicopter (which is a PR blunder, even if the helicopter was on a routine mission and just stopped by for convenience). Surely a boat transfer would have been more appropriate, even if he was needed to be aboard as it was pulled from the dock into the Forth.

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 23 May 2019, 12:03
by SKB
Rosyth low tide today: 11:39
QE's polemast was lowered at 09:00. https://transport-scotland.panomax.com/forth
Tugs are out. https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/ho ... 11/zoom:14

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 23 May 2019, 13:12
by hovematlot
shes just passed under all 3 bridges :clap:

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 23 May 2019, 13:21
by SKB

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 23 May 2019, 14:11
by Scimitar54
Single Island Starboard side looks pretty awesome. Not so difficult to imagine how it might have looked without the Downtakes/Uptakes "Stack" now. Even more awesome. All the extra deck parking that would have become available. In a CATOBAR configuration, relocation of the "Bow Catapult to Starboard would then have been possible, permitting "Continuous" Launching & Landing rather than just "Cyclic" Flight Deck operation. :mrgreen:

Oh well, back to reality. Must cast my vote! :shock: