shark bait wrote:Jake1992 wrote:With the current budget and political out look on defence I just can’t see another flat top coming with out big risk to PoW.
If the Admirals cart articulate the difference between a carrier and an LPH they shouldn't be in the job.
It’s not so much about articulating it it’s more about how thick and short sighted politicians are they will look and say well you’ve got 2 massive flat tops use them you don’t need more
shark bait wrote:It's not going to happen, QE and PWLS will not see action at the same time.
For amphibious ops a single carrier will be operating with a Hybrid air wing of F35 + Commando helicopters.
The problem with that is
1 - F35 ops would have to stop when the commando want to get going ( not the best thing really )
2 - is there really enough same to carry enough F35s to perform CAS over the carrier and the further forward ARG and hit your opponent while providing enough merlins / chinooks / wildcats / apaches ( I doubt it )
3 - the operating of F35s and commando helos will require the carrier to be in different places at the same time.