The Turkish ships like the Canberra class cost more because they are built to a high naval standard. Both lifts on JC-1 are rated up to 25 tons and can take both F-35B and Chinook ( folded ) the ship when in carrier form can take 20 fighters and 6 helicopters or in pure airlifted 30 helicopters as for if JC-1 is F-35 ready it was reported in the Aug 19 copy of airforces monthly that USMC F-35B's could be conducting deck trials by the end of that year i.e the end of 2019 I would say this was pushed back due to covid-19. Now with USMC f-35's in Europe on HMS QE could we see them head to Spain next to conduct this trialJFoulke wrote:Sorry, but nor the JC1 and the Camberra can operate F-35B, Spain has considered to modify it to use the F-35 in place of the Harriers, but it would need the same works as the Cavour did and Spain decided it was too espensive to modify.
The only ship similar to the JC1 capable of deploying the F-35 was the Turkish version, but that was a more expensive modified version, also, when a scale model of the Turkish version was showed, next to it there was written “4 F-35b”
Do we know where and what JC-1 is doing now i.e is she out and about or in port