Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

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ArmChairCivvy wrote:Brings to mind: where will Zephyr's value-add be
- in satellite -like images (not far off from targeting; perhaps more 'on-line)?
- or, in comms linking (satellite orbits & cost of bandwidht)?
OR in all of these, while thinking of the weight limit on payloads?
Relay to downrange ucav and all of the above.

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ArmChairCivvy wrote:Brings to mind: where will Zephyr's value-add be
- in satellite -like images (not far off from targeting; perhaps more 'on-line)?
- or, in comms linking (satellite orbits & cost of bandwidht)?
OR in all of these, while thinking of the weight limit on payloads?
Dependent on the model chosen. Zephyr T could carry multiple payloads.

Persistence is the key, either re-broadcast, LOS comms or surveillance. It will be a couple of years before we could see them orbiting a QE Class in anything other than Med and below though..

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Due to phone issue forgot to add that yesterday was the 2nd anniversary of nipper ending his banishment to Rosyth and sailing into Pompey on PWLS.

Hopefully he can extend his time onboard for next year when she is due to go off out too many cold, and warm, places.

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Another thankful saved by Martin baker

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British F-35 fighter jet crashes during routine operation in Mediterranean - pilot ejected safely, MoD says

Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59323895

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SW1 wrote:


Another thankful saved by Martin baker
Just waiting for the, waste of money, dangerous aircraft, single engined...should've kept the Sea Harrier etcetec brigade to hit social media. Glad pilot ok.

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PhillyJ wrote:Just waiting for the, waste of money, dangerous aircraft, single engined...should've kept the Sea Harrier
If they make the claim around dangerous and single engined and then mention Sea Harrier they need their head examining to see if anything is there...

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And now the Media are interested.

Typical.

Glad pilot is OK.

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PhillyJ wrote:
SW1 wrote:


Another thankful saved by Martin baker
Just waiting for the, waste of money, dangerous aircraft, single engined...should've kept the Sea Harrier etcetec brigade to hit social media. Glad pilot ok.
Can the "48 isn't enough" brigade make a statement?

Ps thankfully the pilot is safe!

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dmereifield wrote:
PhillyJ wrote:
SW1 wrote:


Another thankful saved by Martin baker
Just waiting for the, waste of money, dangerous aircraft, single engined...should've kept the Sea Harrier etcetec brigade to hit social media. Glad pilot ok.
Can the "48 isn't enough" brigade make a statement?

Ps thankfully the pilot is safe!
yep, that's a very valid point to make.

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Anyone know which F-35B tail number/registration is was, just for the records?

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SKB wrote:Anyone know which F-35B tail number/registration is was, just for the records?
Won't be released for a while.

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Hoping there is some social media posts from PWLS soon, nipper was due to be part of a Royal Honour Guard for some VVIP's today. Rumour was that a certain Commander Bond would be there as well...

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SW1 wrote: 17 Nov 2021, 15:22


Another thankful saved by Martin baker

Glad Pilot has escaped, I believe he qualifies for a tie and membership of an exclusive club. Plane can be replaced.

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Don't seem to be able to thumbs up individual posts anymore, anyhoo thumbs up for the last two :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Ron5 wrote: 19 Nov 2021, 12:44 Don't seem to be able to thumbs up individual posts anymore, anyhoo thumbs up for the last two :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
:thumbup: :thumbup:

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dmereifield wrote: 17 Nov 2021, 15:54
PhillyJ wrote:
SW1 wrote:


Another thankful saved by Martin baker
Just waiting for the, waste of money, dangerous aircraft, single engined...should've kept the Sea Harrier etcetec brigade to hit social media. Glad pilot ok.
Can the "48 isn't enough" brigade make a statement?

Ps thankfully the pilot is safe!
Meh, too many. :think:
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Latest reports are that the pilot noticed a fault on the takeoff run, but there was not enough deck left to attempt to stop. Ejected straight after the aircraft had departed the ramp....almost landed back on the deck in their chute and ended up hanging by the parachute lines from the side of the ship. Pilot then had to release the harness and drop in the water to be picked up by the Merlin on plane guard...

Obviously the plane won't be salvageable and returned to service but given it appears to have been a very low speed incident and at very low altitude it might be relatively intact. Does makes you wonder if the aircraft was then 'run down' by the ship though.

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The interoperability continues:



Look forward to seeing the photos in due course [UPDATE]:



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Finally some Crowsnest news.

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Good spot from Navy Lookout...


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Jensy wrote: 22 Nov 2021, 07:59

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Jets from three nations on a single aircraft carrier. Has that been done before in recent
memory?

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The Armchair Soldier wrote: 22 Nov 2021, 12:42 Jets from three nations on a single aircraft carrier. Has that been done before in recent
memory?
According to seemingly well informed people on Twitter no. Neither with jets nor since the war, much less more recently.

Someone claims that Argentina and Brazil operated simultaneously from a US carrier but I can only find references to joint ops after the demise of Argentine naval aviation (all military aviation) and before the FAA pulled their A-4s and S-2s from ex-Foch.

Somewhat surprised that BAE/Boeing never thought to do a promotional event with multiple nations' 'Harriers on a carrier'...

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HMS Queen Elizabeth and ITS Conte di Cavour together in the Med.



And more of the Italian Air Force and Italian Navy F-35B's on QE


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