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Unread post04 Jun 2019, 21:39

Queen Elizabeth Closer to Operations With Transatlantic Training
04 Jun 2019 Seapower Staff

"LONDON — HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s future flagship, will deploy in late summer for the eastern seaboard of the United States, including a port visit in the Washington, D.C., area, where she will host the Atlantic Future Forum, the U.K. Ministry of Defence announced....

...While in the Washington area she will host the Atlantic Future Forum, which aims at bringing the U.S. and U.K. defense industry and military together to address the changing nature of warfare and shared threats both allies face at home and abroad....

...The deployment, known as WESTLANT 19, will see Queen Elizabeth and her crew conduct deck and warfare trials with U.K. F-35 jets from 17 Test and Evaluation Squadron based in the United States and 617 Squadron based at RAF Marham as well rotary wing training with Merlin and Wildcat helicopters.

Photos: https://seapowermagazine.org/wp-content ... 24x819.jpg & https://seapowermagazine.org/wp-content ... 24x729.jpg

Source: https://seapowermagazine.org/queen-eliz ... -training/
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Unread post05 Jun 2019, 02:24

Why does the deck look like it has a non-random scorch mark pattern?
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Unread post05 Jun 2019, 02:48

VL landing spots.
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Unread post10 Jul 2019, 06:17

HMS Queen Elizabeth returns to Portsmouth, 9 July 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieR3FeWo_pg

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Unread post21 Jul 2019, 12:06

https://issuu.com/globalmediapartners/d ... wer2019/52
RAF Air & Space Power 2019: an official publication of the Royal Air Force
Published on Jul 9, 2019

My favorite part. 8) "Limitless ability"!! 8)
Much has been written about the development and attributes of F-35, but how do its capabilities compare with older aircraft? Using a simple, everyday comparison, it is the fast-jet equivalent of a smartphone.
In the same way that modern phones have evolved well beyond voice communications - with internet access, cameras, cellular connection and an almost limitless ability to upgrade and enhance through software-enabled apps - the same is true of the F-35 when compared with its predecessors.

Ambitious goals of F135. 8) (To the same CPFH as the 4th gen fighter's engine...!--------That's...$3,500...!! :shock: )
Now, Pratt & Whitney Is targeting a 50% reduction in sustainment costs, with a goal to bring operating costs for the fifth-generation F135 engine down to the same level as fourth-generation fighter engines.
We're looking to drive down the propulsion cost per flight hour to approacimately $3,500 by 2036 through the deployment of new repair processes, optimised work scopes and digital tools.
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