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#1101 AlexW

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 1330 PM

Captain Kyd (was there ever a better name for the captain of an RN Carrier?) is now Rear Admiral Kyd, RN Fleet Commander. Well deserved seeing he did such a great job of getting the ship into service.

https://navaltoday.c...leet-commander/

 

Now Vice Admiral Kyd. He's managed two promotions in less than a year.


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#1102 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 1344 PM

Someone really wants him in the top job. I can't blame them, he seems competent and affable. The navy is going to have to do a good job of selling itself.

Prince of Wales is to enter Portsmouth for the first time tomorrow, from about 13.45. Probably worth following on Webcam.
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Posted 15 November 2019 - 2228 PM

Competent, affable, and has the coolest name ever for a naval officer.
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#1104 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 0219 AM

Yeah, its even better than Captain Kirk. :D

 

Video of the USMC deployment to HMS Queen Elizabeth recently.

https://twitter.com/...661201093021697


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#1105 shep854

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 0833 AM

Yeah, its even better than Captain Kirk. :D

 

Video of the USMC deployment to HMS Queen Elizabeth recently.

https://twitter.com/...661201093021697

I could just hear a muttered 'Oh, joy...' with that closing caption. :D

 

I wonder how the Marines compare the ski-jump to the flat decks of the US ships?


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Posted 17 November 2019 - 0027 AM

Here's a random question. On a carrier with traps and cats, do aircraft have to keep a certain amount of fuel in reserve in case they miss a wire and have to go around again? If so, do STOVL carriers have a similar restriction?


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#1107 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 0219 AM

If they get below a certain fuel weight for a given type, its my understanding they get sent to a tanker, or to shore if one is unavailable. You can see the HMS Ark Royal video where a guy is trying to land a Buccaneer, and they say 'if he doesnt land soon, we shall have to send him ashore'.

 

With STOVL, I dont know. As you can see from the episode of 'Britains Biggest Warship', where they are trialling the rolling landing, you can get missed approaches. OTOH, there is supposed to be an automated system to make landing easier they had not yet fitted when QE began trials. So I honestly do not know. There is certainly going to be a minimum point where you get fuel starvation even if the tanks read you have fuel in the tank. I think in the Tomcat it was supposed to be about 300 gallons.


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#1108 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 0225 AM

HMS Prince of Wales enters Portsmouth for the first time.

 


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Posted 17 November 2019 - 0229 AM

QE alongside at Norfolk Naval station

https://twitter.com/HMSQnlz

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 0730 AM

Here's a random question. On a carrier with traps and cats, do aircraft have to keep a certain amount of fuel in reserve in case they miss a wire and have to go around again? If so, do STOVL carriers have a similar restriction?

 

Aircraft usually have to have fuel in reserve. Even over land operation. Besides you can't control for some issue that increases  fuel consumption , plus wind, weather that can increase or decrease.


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Posted 17 November 2019 - 2112 PM

If the carrier is too far offshore, say central Pacific, landing aboard is the only option.  In extremis, the plane is given to the fish...


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#1112 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted Yesterday, 02:07 AM

Which brings up an interesting and perhaps very silly thought. I wonder if anyone thought to give her a Barrier? just in case the toilet lid jams....


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#1113 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted Yesterday, 06:10 AM

Ok, so its not going to be the South China sea, but this might actually prove potentially more useful. Roughly around time the Vikrant is expected to conduct sea trials.

 

https://www.ndtv.com...k-envoy-2133265

New Delhi: 

British High Commissioner to India, Sir Dominic Asquith announced that UK's aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth will operate in the Indian Ocean region on its maiden voyage.

"UK's aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth will operate in the Indian Ocean region on its maiden voyage. (Another warship) HMS Defender for Royal Navy visited Goa this week. 2021 version of our bilateral naval exercise could be the most complex and sophisticated so far," the envoy told ANI.

With an aim to strengthen India-UK maritime cooperation, the UK will place a liaison officer in Indian Navy's Information Fusion Centre in Gurugram in Haryana.

The HMS Queen Elizabeth is the largest and most powerful vessel ever constructed for the Royal Navy. The warship is capable of carrying upto 40 aircraft.

The UK is also eyeing the 2021 bilateral naval exercise with India in Konkan, saying it could be so far, the "most complex and sophisticated". Konkan is a long-running exercise designed to test the ability of the two Commonwealth navies to operate side-by-side during the war and other crunch scenarios.

"A UK liaison officer to be placed in Indian Navy's Information Fusion Centre in Gurugram," he added.

The flight deck of the warship comes in at an enormous four acres and will be used to launch the fearsome new F35 Joint Strike Fighter fast jet. Four fighter jets can be moved from the hangar to the flight deck in just one minute.

The ship's two propellers weigh 33 tonnes each. The powerplant behind them generates enough power to run 1000 family cars.


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#1114 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted Yesterday, 08:44 AM

Interesting booklet made by BAE to celebrate the completion of the Carrier build.

https://epages.jpime...23/content.html


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Posted Yesterday, 08:53 AM

Harriers on the QE! Great fun!  F-35s aboard the Vikrant  probably won't work, though.


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Posted Yesterday, 08:57 AM

I dont know. I believe they use the hold back system for launches, so they presumably have at least part of the deck that can handle the temperature of the Mig29 on take off. Of course, that might not be quite as hot as an F35 on landing.

 

BAE systems were actually offering the QE design to the indians for their next carrier project. So this might be a sales trip among other things. Too bad we wont be the ones building it of course.


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#1117 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted Yesterday, 09:25 AM

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https://twitter.com/HMSSutherland

 

If I was into warporn, I think this would give me a boner.


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