Maybe it is time to accumulate SRVL info for the UK CVFs? Here is a start.
Lightning II - new agility for the 21st century
"...Onboard the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carriers, the jet would take off at its maximum weight of nearly 27 tonnes using a UK-developed ski-jump and land either vertically or using the novel UK-developed Short Rolling Vertical Landing (SRVL) technique. This would enable the jet to land at a much higher weight than is possible in a purely vertical landing.
Wg Cdr Hackett said: "SRVL is under development for the carriers but it means the aircraft would fly in at around 60 to 70 mph (around 52-61 KIAS) and then brake to a stop on the deck, without the need for any costly arrester gear. It will be able to land up to 1.8 tonnes heavier than otherwise be possible, meaning unexpended weapons can be brought back to the ship."
This is 3,968 lbs extra on top of VLBB (see below).
Source: http://www.mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/9DEBC990 ... 2v1_2U.pdf (3Mb)
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