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Old 4th Nov 2014, 21:57
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Join Date: Aug 2014
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Thanks CM.

So, roughly how many Squadrons will be stood up for the F-35? How many more are due to be stood up for the E/Typhoon?

There has been lots of talk about the new Royal Navy carriers being capable of carrying 36 aircraft plus helicopters (I doubt there will be many helicopters?). Although with the enormous cost of each aircraft, and its maintenance, not to mention the cost to train personnel in their maintenance and operation, realistically, are we ever likely to see HMS Queen Elizabeth and her sister ship carrying 72 fast jets between them?

If this is the case, then how many other Squadrons would the RAF have for operating from airfields?
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