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Old 11th May 2012, 17:13   #775 (permalink)
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Surrey, UK
Age: 64
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Costings in context.

ACA to charge MoD for modifying one QE carrier to accept "cat and traps" 2 billion.

French charging Russia $1.47 billion for two complete Mistral class amphibious assault carriers.

As our ship is now apparently going to carry no more than twelve F-35s and a few helicopters perhaps we should trade down to something much cheaper? Particularly as the crew of a QE strike carrier is around 600 not including the staff of the "air wing". Though I think anyone now using the terms "strike carrier" and "air wing" will probably be doing so tongue in cheek!
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