News story: Aft island of Queen Elizabeth carrier in place

Discussion in 'MoD News' started by MoD_RSS, Jun 28, 2013.

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  2. BAE are blowing their horn again...
  3. Got to have somewhere to stick the "For Sale" sign
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  4. No steam launcher means we have to compromise on aircraft that can fly off it. It's a little reminiscent of the bright idea to have a concrete canon in the Eurofighter to save a few quid, and then have it cost a lot more when the idea is shown to be cretinous.

    I wonder what it will wind up costing to retrofit the carriers later on, or will it be impossible?
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  5. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    That'll be the gun camera, right?
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  6. I'll resist the joke temptation, look for EMALS or EMCAT. It will be possible to convert later on but lets see how the F-35B get on eh?
  7. Thanks. Am I right in thinking the Typhoon could fly off it with a launch system?
  8. Not without a lot of modification.
  9. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    Yeah, mine was a cheap shot...
  10. Wardroom pianos could be made to fly with the right launch mechanism, and be about as effective.
  11. Fair, I was having a bad spell
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  12. Autofocus?
  13. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    Indeed, I ought to...
  14. Let him without sin cast the first stone. I had my steampunk reply lined up. :) We forget that people do have genuine questions.
  15. All covered in another thread.