Pilots prepare for landing on Royal Navy's new carriers

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  2. So these personnel will be long gone by the time the actual carrier comes into service, and most will be drawing pensions by the time there is an aircraft ready to land on it.
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  3. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    Is it me or does that look like a lego model?
  4. If the pilots can't land the planes because they can't stop in time, will the ship be cut in half to have an extra 50m or whatever welded into the middle like a limo?

    Or will somebody just fit a hook to the aircraft?
  5. Hang on. This is supposed to be the STOVL version of the F-35. Isn't the V component working?
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  6. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    It might work better if they moved that bloody helicopter away from the touchdown point.
  7. Here is what will actually happen.

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  8. Nope - quite a few guys have been drafted (or will be drafted in the next 12 months) to the QE class on the understanding it will be a 4 - 5 year long assignment. Promotion boards etc have been warned off so they are not dis-advantaged.
  9. Meanwhile at Army Barracks up and down the country, hundreds of young toms played X-Boxes.

  10. The "V bit" will be used 95% of the time. The SRVL bit is a hair-raising serial required to fully meet the KPP in one geographical location. Frankly scares the bejeesus out of me, but that's the downside of going F35B.
  11. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    Didn't SHAR have to do the same in some circumstances?
  12. He said SHAR! Stone him!
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    F-35 shown landing on a mock-up of the new carrier somwhere in the Atlantic

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  14. Yes of course, as these things are never late and always meet budget and timeframe.
  15. Then you draft some more to follow on. It's not rocket science is it?