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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 11 Jun 2019, 08:29
by jonas
So it would appear that the harbour tour boats commentator hasn't heard of SRVL.

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 11 Jun 2019, 09:51
by Scimitar54
Nor does he seemingly know much of RN carrier aviation before the Invincible Class ... "Most of our previous Carriers have had Ski-Ramps". Three out of how many? The mind boggles. :mrgreen:

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 13 Jun 2019, 14:36
by Beagle24
Factual errors aside tis a great video, question for the wiser souls amongst you, when (if ever!?) will they fit the 30mm DS30M Cannons, I can see the phalanx but nothing else on the ship.

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 13 Jun 2019, 14:40
by shotleylad
The harbour boat tour is a complete joke the person giving the information is totally clueless.

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 13 Jun 2019, 14:59
by downsizer
shotleylad wrote:The harbour boat tour is a complete joke the person giving the information is totally clueless.


Like 90% of this forum then!

Boom, boom. I am here all week.

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 13 Jun 2019, 15:28
by Timmymagic
Scimitar54 wrote: "Most of our previous Carriers have had Ski-Ramps". Three out of how many? The mind boggles.


Think you're forgetting Hermes...

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 13 Jun 2019, 15:39
by Scimitar54
Not built with it, only fitted as a stop-gap until Illustrious was in service. Should never have lost it's catapults, arrestor gear and 3D Radar and retained it's ability to operate Buccaneers either if you ask me. :mrgreen:

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 13 Jun 2019, 17:17
by Tempest414
As for the the harbour tour it happens all over I was at RAF Museum Hendon once and over herd a group tour where the guided did not know what a Jaguar was

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 14 Jun 2019, 03:23
by seaspear
Could be a beat up but placed on this thread as these craft will deploy from the carrier
https://www.defensenews.com/air/2019/06 ... h-coating/

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 14 Jun 2019, 18:30
by Lord Jim
Reads to me like another piece of F-35 bashing. Besides the F-35C isn't supposed to be the Fleets primary air defence fighter, and I am not sure but I do not think fighter sweeps are one of the primary day 1 or 2 mission profiles for the platform either. Also I thought the F-35 could "Super Cruise" but may be not. Either way how often do aircraft actually use their after burners and go full tilt past Mach 1. Saying that the limitation appears to be only at very high altitude. As for BVR engagements, things have moved on a lot form Vietnam and so on and has become far more accepted. The issue going forward could well be will you be able to see your opponent before thing get to WVR.

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 16 Jun 2019, 21:22
by serge750
I'm sure I read on twitter that hms Queen Elizabeth was going to sail past the round tower about 1230 tomorrow for a few weeks for more helicopter trials including Apache but the tweets gone now...

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 16 Jun 2019, 21:58
by SKB

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 17 Jun 2019, 12:04
by SKB
QE departing Portsmouth. 3 Merlins on flight deck, Apache not.
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13:05 - Passed Round Tower.

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 17 Jun 2019, 16:54
by Lord Jim
Damn she is a good looking ship.

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 17 Jun 2019, 16:59
by SKB

(ships, planes and gaming) 17th June 2019

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 17 Jun 2019, 17:12
by Rambo
Lord Jim wrote:Damn she is a good looking ship.

She is.. but i think she'd look far better with a single (longer) island and no ski jump.

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 17 Jun 2019, 17:52
by dmereifield
Rambo wrote:
Lord Jim wrote:Damn she is a good looking ship.

She is.. but i think she'd look far better with a single (longer) island and no ski jump.


Wash your mouth out with soap, disgusting language....

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 17 Jun 2019, 18:26
by SKB

(PortsmouthHistoricDockyard) 17th June 2019

QE's FULL departure from Portsmouth, (55 minutes long!) using the HMS Warrior webcam! Skip the first 15 minutes. ^

Also, a timelapse as seen from the Spinnaker Tower:

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 18 Jun 2019, 06:48
by RAF>FAN
Rambo wrote:
Lord Jim wrote:Damn she is a good looking ship.

She is.. but i think she'd look far better with a single (longer) island and no ski jump.


She's built for a purpose for which I have no doubt will be excellent but a good looking ship she is not. Sorry just my opinion.

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 18 Jun 2019, 13:27
by SKB

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 18 Jun 2019, 22:48
by SKB

(The Autistic Angler) 17 June 2019

:clap: QE also makes a good fishing aid...!

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 00:24
by Scimitar54
Might be visiting Cape Cod at some point later in the year then! Cod from under the waves and COD from the air! :mrgreen:

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 23 Jun 2019, 15:25
by SKB



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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 24 Jun 2019, 03:22
by SKB

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posted: 24 Jun 2019, 08:41
by dmereifield
SKB wrote:https://twitter.com/TomLeachPhoto12/status/1142822759833198592
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Can't get over how small those Marlins look on the big deck in the first 2 photos....