RIP......HMS Ark Royal

#3
Why is it sad. It was out of date, and only had one unique plane to fly off it.

It's a lesson learned. We're not likely to make the same mistake again...
 
#4
Why is it sad. I was out of date, and only had one unique plane to fly off it.

It's a lesson learned. We're not likly to make the same mistake again...
Ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho. No, of course not. We always learn from our mistakes, dont we. Any chance of the next generation of Carriers being tied in to being STOVL only (for that unique, costly & non-interoperable JSF) ? or will we be electing to spend on maximising interoperability and future-proofing it with cats & traps.

Ummmm. Oh, shite!
 
#7
I remember watching the previous Ark being broken up at cairnryan..or was it the Eagle? . bother it both of them I think.
 
#9


Here's how she looked in happier times :pirat:
No wonder they're all standing on the ramp looking at you, if that's how far you stick your waggle-stick up out of the water. There's a fair wake behind you in the water, too, looks like you're doing much too high a speed for PD - lost the trim?
 
#15
No wonder they're all standing on the ramp looking at you, if that's how far you stick your waggle-stick up out of the water. There's a fair wake behind you in the water, too, looks like you're doing much too high a speed for PD - lost the trim?
The Helos couldnt find us so we had to give you a clue.
 
#17
I remember sailing past Cairnryan one January night in 1981, outbound from NI to Stranraer on my way to a posting in Germany. The snow was coming down thick and fast as we passed the breakers yard and the old Ark Royal. The yard was floodlit and I wish now I'd had a camera...
 
#20
I was never too keen on the Invincible, Illustrious and Ark Royal, I thought they were too small.
I preferred the old Ark, Hermes and Bulwark.

...."When I was on the MASSIVE"....

Matelots will get that one!
 

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