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Old 26th Mar 2014, 15:56
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HMS Queen Elizabeth

Wow, that is one big target.

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Old 26th Mar 2014, 15:58
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Is that the taxiway to the right?
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 16:03
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Very big target - every bomb I dropped on TWU would have hit it!
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 16:11
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That is one big ship! When is she scheduled for launching????
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 16:13
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Naming ceremony 100 days, entry into Service 2020, mothballed and put up for sale EIS + 1.
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 16:15
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Unsold & Scrapped, EIS+6
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 16:19
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Wossa aeoplanes for it ?????????
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 16:19
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...obsolete
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 16:41
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Ha! Have just calculated that if that puppy were steaming at 25-Kts into a 25-Kt wind, I could take off, climb over a 50' obstacle, call final and land... all within its deck-length.

Now, where do I get one?????
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 16:53
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Twotter driver, Mr Er?


Fit a couple with internal tanks for maritime patrol, hang a Duschka in the door and send her to bimble around the Horn of Africa with the Twotters patrolling the area for nasties and a bunch of booties on standby for helo insertion to take them on/out.
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 16:56
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...where might one sign up for such a jolly?
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 16:58
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Wish I knew, mate....
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 17:18
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I wonder what the cost overrun will be for smashing it, or the dock wall, getting it out?

Given the size of the overhanging protuberances on the sides, perhaps that one's the Prince of Wales?
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 17:31
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Made me smile.

If America cancels the F 35 [which could happen] the UK will be left with the choice of an incredibly expensive retrofit of steam catapults or beaching the ships at Dawlish to protect the railway line for a few years.
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 17:34
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I wonder what the cost overrun will be for smashing it, or the dock wall,
getting it out?

Given the size of the overhanging protuberances on the sides, perhaps that one's the Prince of Wales?
If it ever comes out of there.
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 17:39
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Is that black thing running along the deck a conveyor belt?
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 17:41
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No Uffers, it's the British / Scottish border.
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 17:43
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Dakkers. Thanks for clearing that up, but what's the P stand for?
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 17:47
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Pish............
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 18:12
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By the time it is commissioned there will only be 3 RN aircraft in inventory...BUT they will be able to do a simultaneous take off,

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