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Defiance wrote: 03 Jan 2022, 19:52 tbh the idea is so batshit insane it might just be BS
As indeed it is....


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JHC wrote: 03 Jan 2022, 20:18
Defiance wrote: 03 Jan 2022, 19:52 tbh the idea is so batshit insane it might just be BS
As indeed it is....

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JHC wrote: 03 Jan 2022, 20:18 As indeed it is....

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And here was me thinking that the UK was to develop another first for the carrier world - catapult assisted take-off and no barrier landing - we could have called it CATNOBAR :D :crazy: :roll:

.... I'll get my coat
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If they really wanted to could they fit fixing points for strops like in the 50's on the Vixens and Bucc's. The French may even have a load of strops left over from the Super Ed's

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I can think of easier ways to remove the wings.

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Well nipper lent me his hat last year as it was freezing in the boatyard, only to express that he wants it back when he is off somewhere cold...he wants it back now. :think:
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Good luck to him, it sounds like it will be very cold.
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The Baltic can be cold.


https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/british ... WqBDLcX3kg

HMS Prince of Wales will serve as the command ship for NATO’s Response Force.

This role will see the vessel sailing to the Arctic, the Baltic and the Mediterranean Seas.

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Early start for nipper, he is really looking forward to it! 0745 leaving Pompey I think.
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Departure time confirmed for PoW, then QE gets a bows south winding at VJ for 12:30.
https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/qhm/portsm ... 12/01/2022


(Navy Lookout) 11th January 2022
Formal ceremony, parade and inspection held in the hangar of HMS Prince of Wales to mark the Royal Navy assuming command of the NATO Response Force for 2022.
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HMSPWLS departing as flagship of NATO MARCOM Response Force for the first time
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https://warontherocks.com/2022/01/winge ... -aviation/

Today, leaders in naval aviation are impeding the rapid adoption of reconnaissance and strike-capable aircraft carrier drones through deliberate incrementalism, purposefully constraining autonomous platform capabilities and delaying deployment with cautious and lengthy feasibility studies — all while adversaries accept greater risks to rapidly field imposing capabilities. Despite evidence that human-piloted strike-fighter platforms lack the range and endurance, compared to their unmanned counterparts to remain relevant in future conflict, carrier-based drone deployment will lag threats until at least the late 2020s. The Navy’s Next Generation Air Dominance strike-fighter project is embattled by Luddism, and its leaders are striving to maintain human pilots as the centerpiece of the aircraft carrier’s power projection capability. If the aircraft carrier’s value is indeed its ability to project airpower and sea control against determined threats, then the carrier’s credibility to deter future war hangs in the balance. Accelerated acquisition of carrier-based supervised lethal autonomous drones is paramount to sea control and disrupting U.S. adversaries at range.

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Do we know what POW air group consists of during this first part of her NATO deployment?
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(Corgi Die-Cast) 5th December 2021

Anyone want to buy a Corgi HMS Queen Elizabeth ?!
1:1250 scale, 22.5cm or 9 inches long
https://uk.corgi.co.uk/products/queen-e ... er-cc75000

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Looks like she's got South Korean F-35's on it judging by how low down they are ...

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SKB wrote: 12 Jan 2022, 19:50
(Corgi Die-Cast) 5th December 2021

Anyone want to buy a Corgi HMS Queen Elizabeth ?!
1/1250 scale, 22.5cm or 9 inches long
https://uk.corgi.co.uk/products/queen-e ... er-cc75000
I would have purchased that if the F-35s looked even a wee bit better.
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You can buy better F-35 models elsewhere. A quick Google and I found these, although you'd have to paint & detail them yourself.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333796367111

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I would have much preferred the same company to have produced and marketed a 1/350 scale model kit under it’s AIRFIX brand, but perhaps that may be in the pipeline ? :mrgreen:
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hovematlot wrote: 12 Jan 2022, 19:30 Do we know what POW air group consists of during this first part of her NATO deployment?
Not sure. I can ask but at the moment she is out just doing a shakedown after being alongside for a while, and probably to make sure the new NATO bling doesn't fall off under duress!
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hovematlot wrote: 12 Jan 2022, 19:30 Do we know what POW air group consists of during this first part of her NATO deployment?
Nothing to add yet, nipper says boat transfers most of the day removing FOST peeps.

He is down below decks as a dishwasher this jaunt out, apparently to achieve promotion you need to do a few jobs around ship to help...he chose washing dishes... surprised as he kept well away from that at home!
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PhillyJ wrote: 15 Jan 2022, 22:11
hovematlot wrote: 12 Jan 2022, 19:30 Do we know what POW air group consists of during this first part of her NATO deployment?
Nothing to add yet, nipper says boat transfers most of the day removing FOST peeps.

He is down below decks as a dishwasher this jaunt out, apparently to achieve promotion you need to do a few jobs around ship to help...he chose washing dishes... surprised as he kept well away from that at home!
Well you now know he is fully trained in that area next on to the hover remember join the navy and train to keep mum happy :lol:
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Not just removing FOST it seems!

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