posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 05:47 AM
a reply to: Sammamishman
Sorry Sammamishman, I didn't find your earlier post despite doing a search.
Aliensun, the ramp launch short runway aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth will be 160 metres long, the land test strip will be the same length....pretty
short! Unfortunately you can't assume the carrier will always be headed into wind for takeoff, at max speed the CVF will be doing 25 knots, hence the
ramp requirement without CATOBAR.
I spend a fair amount of time at Salmesbury, Warton and Brough. The aft fuselage, wingtips, vertical and horizontal stabilisers are manufactured at
Salmesbury before being delivered to Lockmart. It's definitely not a one piece aircraft but when assembled it does look line it's a single structure,
and I think it's a stunning, versatile and very capable aircraft.