CVF and Carrier Strike thread

With an enormous amount of white sock wearing crustacean respect, I would suggest that that depends on what you’re launching from that cats. If it’s an aircraft with significant endurance, it will have less impact, just as an E-2D can stay airborne for a double cycle on a USN carrier.
It’s the physical presence of the traps - at the moment, there’s plenty enough space for concurrent FW and RW launch cycles. Putting the Traps in there would stop that concurrency - the RW couldn’t work in the area of the traps, regardless of if an aircraft were in the air.
 
Expect formal announcement tomorrow with shiny pics and vids

Beale's going to pissed about being scooped.

Again.

Mwah ha ha ha.
 
Bugger, how are people going to complain about carriers with no jets now?
 

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Beale's going to pissed about being scooped.

Again.

Mwah ha ha ha.
I heard it from Henry first, STRN were my back up.

That boy is going to be a legendary Defence Correspondent.
 
I heard it from Henry first, STRN were my back up.

That boy is going to be a legendary Defence Correspondent.
That makes it even better. Beale loathes Jones with a passion. The former is "an arrogant ******** who is overly self-important" - and that's from one of his Beeb colleagues!!
 
BZ the RAF you mean; I doubt 20% of the F-35 community at the moment are dark blue.

But for RN 'feel-good' purposes they'll tell you that all of the aircrew, groundcrew, and the dog named Beryl are RN, just like 'Joint' Force Harrier..............
Bottom right photo from the twitter post linked in #11907 above. I count 54 people, all of whom are involved directly in the running of the flight deck. Are you saying that 10 are WAFUs and 44 are Crabs? 'Cos I would suggest otherwise.
 

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That makes it even better. Beale loathes Jones with a passion. The former is "an arrogant ******** who is overly self-important" - and that's from one of his Beeb colleagues!!
Did you see the epi that Ned Donovan threw a few months ago about young H?
 

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The World's Most Advanced Naval Fighter, on the World's Most Advanced Aircraft Carrier, escorted by the World's Most Advanced Air Defence Destroyer
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Ned Donovan threw a wobbly about amateurs messing around in journalism (see the Novara Mob for details), and singled out Henry as his target saying that Henry shouldn't be reporting, as he was just a Politics Student that has never recieved any journalistic training and that he was using his famous family name and leveraging Daddy's Contacts to do what he does.

Ned, who's Grandfather was Roald Dahl, and father was Francis Patrick Donavan former Australian Ambassador to the UN, Commercial Adviser to the Aussie HC in London and part of the Aussie Representative Delegation to the EU.

The pile on was epic - virtually the entire UK Defence Twitterati and UK Defence Journalism (sans Beale natch) piled in on Ned, defending Henry. It was brutal.
 

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Just noticed the union jacks painted on the inside of the lift fan doors - someone at Marham has been busy :)
 
Just noticed the union jacks painted on the inside of the lift fan doors - someone at Marham has been busy :)
Yep, nice to see some colour and sqn markings starting to appear on the jets!

The USMC set the trend and some sqn markings have even appeared on the interior of the lift fan door.



Regards,
MM
 
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