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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby The Armchair Soldier » 09 Oct 2019, 14:05

POW in sea state 6. :thumbup:


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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 09 Oct 2019, 15:07

Three UK F-35B's have left RAF Marham this morning. See F-35B thread

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Flanders81 » 09 Oct 2019, 22:51

When will the trials of F35s on the Prince of Wales start, will she undergo two sets of trials as the Queen Elizabeth has and, if so, will both sets of trials happen in the US?

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Postby seaspear » 09 Oct 2019, 22:58

The Armchair Soldier wrote:POW in sea state 6. :thumbup:


It has beeen a while since I read on this but I seem to recall that the f35b could operate off carriers in higher sea states than the c model if needed ,has testing on the ship of the f35b been done in high sea states ?

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Postby Gabriele » 10 Oct 2019, 08:42

I read that already last year they operated up to Sea State 7 during Westlant 18.
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Little J » 10 Oct 2019, 10:04

So a bit like with the Harrier's in the Falklands war? It has been suggested before that even a Nimitz would have struggled to get aircraft up into the fight...

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Postby PhillyJ » 10 Oct 2019, 10:13

Flanders81 wrote:When will the trials of F35s on the Prince of Wales start, will she undergo two sets of trials as the Queen Elizabeth has and, if so, will both sets of trials happen in the US?
Not sure to be honest. This is the only timeline I can remember seeing but it is from 2017 and out of date, the commisioning of PWSL will be early December this year.

https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/timeline-delivering-carrier-strike/

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Postby Scimitar54 » 10 Oct 2019, 22:34

Plenty of White Lightning being consumed in the Wardroom methinks. :mrgreen:

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Postby PhillyJ » 11 Oct 2019, 10:24

I see PWLS is back out at sea after another anchorage off the coast near Invergordon for a day or so.

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Postby Gabriele » 11 Oct 2019, 15:09

When will the trials of F35s on the Prince of Wales start, will she undergo two sets of trials as the Queen Elizabeth has and, if so, will both sets of trials happen in the US?


The last thing i read said DT-4, with Prince of Wales, would happen in 2021. Which would make it a busy and interesting carrier year, if confirmed.
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby serge750 » 11 Oct 2019, 20:39

Gabriele wrote:
When will the trials of F35s on the Prince of Wales start, will she undergo two sets of trials as the Queen Elizabeth has and, if so, will both sets of trials happen in the US?


The last thing i read said DT-4, with Prince of Wales, would happen in 2021. Which would make it a busy and interesting carrier year, if confirmed.


Would that be a couple of months before HMS QE sails on her first deployment to get the pilots used to carrier takeoffs etc?

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Postby SKB » 11 Oct 2019, 21:39


(Navy Lookout/STRN) 11th October 2019
Story of HMS Queen Elizabeth and Westlant 19 deployment August-September 2019. Video by: LPhot Dan Shepherd


Video of QE leaving Mayport:

(Jason Schofield) Uploaded 13th October 2019

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Timmymagic » 12 Oct 2019, 16:51

HMS Queen Elizabeth has left Mayport, currently off Jacksonville in company with HMS Dragon.

If there are a couple of days with no twitter posts from them expect the Lightnings to be aboard...

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Postby Timmymagic » 13 Oct 2019, 07:47

Looks like a new speed record from PoW. 28.2 knots.

Like QE I think this is the fastest, or near fastest, that we'll see on AIS, any faster and they'll turn it off.



In other news RFA Tideforce is still alongside in Mayport. No idea where Northumberland is.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Jdam » 13 Oct 2019, 18:25

:thumbup:

Also, once again its only when you get the F-35 on deck do you really understand the size of the QE carriers :shock:

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby serge750 » 13 Oct 2019, 18:41

AWSOME !!! And they came on the carrier 2 by 2,save the royalnavy updated their website with the good news !!

https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/photo- ... 19-part-3/

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Postby SKB » 13 Oct 2019, 19:48

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Two planes ID's are BK-04 ZM138 (17 Squadron) and BK-15 ZM149 (617/207 Squadron).
Seems from photos that BK-04 was first ever British owned F-35B to land on QE.


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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby xav » 14 Oct 2019, 08:08

First British F-35B land onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth
Pictures released by the MOD show UK F-35 Lightning jets landing, taking off and hovering onboard Britain’s next generation aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time.

Flown by Royal Navy and Royal Air Force pilots, the Lightning jets are embarking in the 65,000 tonne carrier to conduct operational trials off the East Coast of the USA.

This follows successful developmental trials last year with US Lightning jets, where forces conducted 500 take offs and landings over their 11-week period at sea.

These trials are aimed at ‘end-to-end’ testing of the aircraft and personnel to ensure the aircraft are compatible with the carrier. The tests involve mission planning, arming the aircraft using the ship’s Highly Automated Weapon Handling System, flying missions and debriefing on completion.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... elizabeth/


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