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Britain now has 2 carriers at sea (almost)

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posted on Sep, 19 2019 @ 12:25 PM
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Not a lot of detail but HMS Prince of Wales set off for sea trials today meaning the UK now has 2 carriers at sea.









posted on Sep, 19 2019 @ 03:05 PM
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posted on Sep, 19 2019 @ 03:13 PM
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Don't you mean 1 ship with 2 heads?



posted on Sep, 19 2019 @ 03:47 PM
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Two carriers. How many planes?



posted on Sep, 19 2019 @ 05:48 PM
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Don't take offense but I always considered those carriers with the upward swoop to be for sissy pilots! American pilots don't need no sissy take off ramps 😁 The Chinese use them too. It's like training wheels on a bicycle.



posted on Sep, 20 2019 @ 03:08 AM
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originally posted by: LogicalGraphitti
Don't take offense but I always considered those carriers with the upward swoop to be for sissy pilots! American pilots don't need no sissy take off ramps 😁 The Chinese use them too. It's like training wheels on a bicycle.


US aircraft-carriers are nuclear and utilise steam-powered catapults, whereas British carriers are powered by gas turbines and don't have catapults.

It's quite simple really, 🤷🏻‍♂️




posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 01:45 AM
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a reply to: LogicalGraphitti

Although I never saw one in person, I actually think it's somewhat elegant. I have taken off from a "flat top" carrier though, the USS Independence.



posted on Sep, 23 2019 @ 03:07 PM
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a reply to: FlyingFox
I was on the Indy from 84-85 with AirWing 6



posted on Sep, 23 2019 @ 03:48 PM
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a reply to: LogicalGraphitti

There are different design philosophies. The primary US carriers are known as CATOBAR, for Catapult Take Off, Barrier landing. This lets the aircraft take off at or very near to their maximum takeoff weight in fuel and weapons.

The US also has STOVL carriers, which is what the Queen Elizabeth class is. They're Short Take Off, Vertical Landing carriers. The planes are much lighter when they take off from them, but they don't require specialized maintenance, or handling in port.

There are other options, but for the purpose of this conversation those are the most important two.




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