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New British aircraft carrier completed the first stage of testing

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The newest British Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth completed the first test series and arrived at the future home port and moored in the harbor of Portsmouth.


New British aircraft carrier completed the first stage of testing


June 26, the largest ship of the British Navy, left the dock of the Scottish shipyard Rosyth and left for the open sea. The construction of the giant aircraft carrier took nine years, while its full combat readiness will be provided only by 2020 year. During the tests, the crew of the ship took part in the Saxon Warrior 2017 military exercises together with the US aircraft carrier group led by the nuclear aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush. The maneuvers were held from 1 to 10 in August in the North Atlantic Ocean - the crew of HMS Queen Elizabeth was able to practice on the American aircraft carrier, and the pilots made flights between the ships.

HMS Queen Elizabeth - the lead ship of a series of two of the newest British aircraft carriers. The queen's wing will consist of F-35B Lightning II fighter-bombers and Merlin helicopters (up to 40 machines with the ability to expand the wing to 70 units), in addition, the aircraft carrier will be able to carry attack and heavy military transport helicopters, as well as V-helicopters. 22 Osprey. The base wing will consist of 12 F-35B, the crew - less than 700 people (plus 300 people from the composition of the wing), with full combat readiness of the ship can accommodate up to 1600 people, reports "Warspot".

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  1. Holoy
    Holoy 16 August 2017 15: 17
    +3
    Great ship. The British Navy with him is now very stable in the oceans!
    1. Aleksey7777777
      Aleksey7777777 16 August 2017 15: 22
      +4
      Seven Feet under Kiel "!!! And your irony is not appropriate now.
    2. NEXUS
      NEXUS 16 August 2017 15: 23
      +5
      Quote: Holoy
      Great ship. The British Navy with him is now very stable in the oceans!

      Do not view the United Kingdom Navy separately from the United States Navy ... in fact, these are just the Navy.
      1. Holoy
        Holoy 16 August 2017 15: 27
        +1
        So yes. But the British Navy can now act separately and realistically, they have a resource, I do not see them as a rival except France, Japan ...

        Yes, and I note a more professional training in general in the UK than in the United States ...
        1. Christ-chekist
          Christ-chekist 16 August 2017 15: 29
          +2
          Only now, neither France nor Japan are their rivals.
          1. Holoy
            Holoy 16 August 2017 15: 31
            +1
            Well, figuratively ...
    3. newcomer
      newcomer 16 August 2017 15: 26
      +5
      we admire other aircraft carriers, and how the question arises about yours, tr at once with hostility_ why ?, we won’t!, we won’t pull!, etc., etc.
      1. Nasrat
        Nasrat 16 August 2017 15: 30
        +4
        maybe it was already in VO, but I repeat:
        The British television channel BBC reported on how a regular English photographer made a stir in the British Navy by releasing a video that destroyed the myth of the security and reliability of the national fleet.
        As it became known, the Scottish photographer decided to shoot a video about the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier. The Englishman used a flying drone to prepare the material. During the shooting, a strong wind rose and the photographer decided to land his aircraft on the deck of a warship. For some time the drone was on the deck, and the military did not notice it. The photographer noted that the carelessness of the ship’s crew and those present indicates military negligence, and also undermines the confidence of citizens in the power of the British fleet. Later, the aircraft was again raised into the air and returned to the owner.
        Realizing his offense, the Englishman turned to the police, where he confessed that he took off an aircraft carrier and put the drone on deck. A conscious photographer noted in an interview with law enforcement agencies that instead of a drone, explosives could easily have been delivered to the deck of an aircraft carrier, and the ship could well be blown up and sunk. Based on his considerations, the Scot released a video where he demonstrated the negligence of the British Navy.

        There was a stir in the UK Ministry of Defense, and the agency responded to the message and assured that an investigation had already been launched on this fact. But after the announcement, the man again did the same trick, and again the drone flew unnoticed ....
        1. newcomer
          newcomer 16 August 2017 15: 34
          +3
          Thank you, colleague, I heard about this funny thing.
      2. Logall
        Logall 16 August 2017 15: 34
        18
        Quote: newbie
        we admire other aircraft carriers, and how the question arises about yours, tr at once with hostility_ why ?, we won’t!, we won’t pull!, etc., etc.

        The budget is already as contraceptive. Pull, pull! It will burst soon !!!
        The economy needs to be raised, and then Kuze will change ...
        1. newcomer
          newcomer 16 August 2017 15: 43
          +4
          have a colleague. if we don’t build in the foreseeable future, there will be no significance anymore. for they are riveting them too lazy, our place in the oceans will be taken and squeezed quickly. and about the economy, and _ you think what a breakthrough will be during the construction of an aircraft carrier in the economy, b_ count related enterprises, how many of them will come to life suddenly. and wait until the economy is up, a colleague has already encircled us in the notorious anaconda. until we achieve constant and confident parity (not to be confused with the arms race), no economy will rise. partners simply will not allow.
          1. Logall
            Logall 16 August 2017 15: 53
            15
            So that jerk will be due to MO. Those. at the expense of the budget. And he is a contraceptive. Do you remember?
            1. newcomer
              newcomer 16 August 2017 16: 00
              +3
              I remember. Do you know about the term “money circulation in the state”? So, count how many enterprises and offices will work directly on the Storm. Next, count the number of related enterprises and firms, and not necessarily from the MO, purely civil. how many hands will be occupied counted? and where do you think salary taxes and salaries will go?
              1. Logall
                Logall 16 August 2017 16: 42
                15
                I teach the basics of economics:
                (All numbers are relative)
                The cost of materials-20
                Cost of work-10
                Cost of equipment 20
                Technology Cost 30
                Total 80
                Taxes on real profits of enterprises:
                Materials-0.5
                Work-0.25
                Technology-0.75
                Equipment-0.5
                Total 2
                And this is without taking into account all the costs.
                If you build for sale, then yes. And transferring money from pocket to pocket, while giving along the way, you won’t earn !!!
                1. newcomer
                  newcomer 16 August 2017 17: 29
                  +3
                  Sorry, but I don’t understand either your reporting, or the numbers with the resume. at one time, the Yankees raised the economy by building roads in all states. there were not even questions: necessary or not. because until now there are good roads in the states, on which one car passes a year. the point was, to raise all those involved in the construction of roads and a bunch of related enterprises. sense_ to raise the number of solvent people who begin to buy goods and services previously not available to them. this leads to additional production of goods and services. and in a circle. this is the rise of ecoeomics. I will not lecture you. comments format is small. Yes, and laziness to me, so do not forget.
                  1. Logall
                    Logall 16 August 2017 17: 39
                    16
                    The fact of the matter is that in a circle. The enterprises collected continue to operate. But the main thing is that railways make a profit, and also save money on the delivery of the same enterprises. All tied up. And the aircraft carrier is the final product. Then everything is interrupted ...
                    1. newcomer
                      newcomer 16 August 2017 17: 48
                      +3
                      The startup process can no longer be interrupted. firstly, one way or another, everyone remains tied to the service of the final product. secondly, the second phase of construction of escort ships and infrastructure. this process is endless.
                      1. Logall
                        Logall 16 August 2017 18: 22
                        16
                        Yes, I also want an aircraft carrier, honestly! Well, they can’t build it now. Can not.
                        Or do not want to ...
  2. HEATHER
    HEATHER 16 August 2017 15: 24
    +2
    Y-eh. Envy is black. When will we be able to? crying
    1. Logall
      Logall 16 August 2017 15: 28
      16
      Quote: VERESK
      Y-eh. Envy is black. When will we be able to? crying

      Buddy Wow! hi
      And we are on Kuz! And I want Aviamat !!! recourse
      1. HEATHER
        HEATHER 16 August 2017 15: 30
        +1
        Zdarovo Friends! I want to, but to ringle. Denyushka will not order. Otherwise, they would have cooked it up. There’s where to build. hi
  3. irazum
    irazum 16 August 2017 15: 33
    0
    Well done Britta! The money was found and built quite quickly, without any chatter (well, like trampolines (you know about whom)). It remains only to envy and seven feet under the keel!
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 16 August 2017 16: 51
      0
      Quote: irazum
      Well done Britta! The money was found and built quite quickly, without any chatter (well, like trampolines (you know about whom)). It remains only to envy and seven feet under the keel!

      10 years of development and design + 5 years of construction. Really fast.
      What about "found money"... you know, it would be better if they built something other than this miracle. Because as a result of systematic budget cuts, their aircraft carrier sequentially lost AEDs, catapults, AWACS planes. And instead of Kitty Hawk or Nimitz, limes with a comparable KVVP carrier with a base of as many as 36 aircraft received a displacement, despite the fact that comparable American aircraft now carry 48 percussion forces, and during the Cold War - 60-70.
  4. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 16 August 2017 16: 38
    0
    The maneuvers took place from August 1 to 10 in the northern Atlantic Ocean - the crew of HMS Queen Elizabeth was able to practice on an American aircraft carrier, and pilots made flights between ships.

    I understand that helicopters flew from the American side? Because there is no catapult on the "queen" ...
    1. corporal
      corporal 16 August 2017 17: 15
      0
      Quote: Alexey RA
      I understand that helicopters flew from the American side? Because there is no catapult on the "queen" ...

      Without armaments and incomplete fueling, they could also practice on the springboard (it is clear that only experienced pilots).
      IMHO of course.
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 16 August 2017 18: 44
        +1
        Quote: Corporal
        Without armaments and incomplete fueling, they could also practice on the springboard (it is clear that only experienced pilots).

        Training in springboard take-off must begin on the ground.
        Americans in the 70-80s of the last century conducted F-14 tests on the springboard and found out that during the springboard takeoff, the pilot needs to pretty accurately maintain the trajectory under conditions of overloads up to 5-6 g. It’s easier with a catapult - there the pilot “turns on” only after the catapult is separated from the shuttle.
  5. Simon
    Simon 16 August 2017 18: 32
    0
    Quote: Holoy
    Great ship. The British Navy with him is now very stable in the oceans!

    And, what can I say about him, he still has not passed the full tests! That's when it passes, then we will talk. request
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  7. Tomahawk
    Tomahawk 16 August 2017 20: 45
    0
    A very good ship, the main thing is that the British can organize a good defense of this uterus, then it will become a very formidable weapon
  8. den3080
    den3080 16 August 2017 22: 52
    +1
    I am not an expert of course, but vague doubts torment me.
    As you know, at the beginning of the 20th century, the dreadnoughts or battleships were considered the main shock force of the largest sea powers. Do you have a certain number of battleships - you are a serious kid, but no - I'm sorry, move in.
    but already at the time of World War I, the great naval powers "were careful" to use these undoubtedly powerful floating artillery platforms in naval battles for one common reason - the high cost of these products. well, how will they hurt or sink, God forbid - to repair - complete ruin and shame can not be found.
    In the future, the Japanese very clearly demonstrated to the whole world that battleships can no longer be considered the main striking force of the fleets.
    At this historical stage, in my opinion, aircraft carriers are also of enormous strength and striking power, you do not have an aircraft carrier (s) - you are nobody and you can not be called. But besides the fact that a modern aircraft carrier is a terribly expensive toy, it also requires a whole squadron of security and support (aircraft carrier group). But the military role is, if it’s real, to scare the “Papuans” - no more, well, or let’s say so - to beat the antlers before the weak. Pure American shorter.
    In the event of a global mess, aircraft carriers will not solve anything, moreover, they will quickly turn into ordinary floating troughs (just gigantic sizes) without adequate support (fuel for aircraft and much, much more).
    Something like that.
  9. Kyzmich
    Kyzmich 17 August 2017 21: 59
    +1
    One has only to congratulate.
    After so many years, they finally made a clone of TAKR "Admiral Kuznetsov"
    True, without rocket weapons.
  10. 1536
    1536 18 August 2017 17: 00
    0
    A beautiful ship, but why is the Jolly Roger missing from the flagpole? Oh yes, it's still a test. We will wait when it comes out to sea.