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British aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales received full alert status


The Royal Navy of Great Britain has finally received a second combat-ready aircraft carrier. According to the press service of the British Navy, the aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales has received full combat readiness status.

The aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales is the first serial after the lead Queen Elizabeth, introduced to the Royal fleet December 7, 2017. Construction of the aircraft carrier began on May 26, 2011 with a steel cutting ceremony. The actual assembly of the ship from blocks began in May 2014, a total of 52 previously assembled blocks were used in the design of the aircraft carrier. Launched on December 21, 2017. Commissioned and officially transferred to the fleet on December 10, 2019.

Since the transfer to the fleet, it has undergone various tests, including the last two weeks, which took place off the coast of Scotland, where HMS Prince of Wales led a group of ships as part of the Joint Warrior exercise. And now the long-awaited event - the ship has been assigned the status of full combat readiness.

We overcame the final hurdle in an exciting way and are now a full-fledged strike aircraft carrier, ready for operations around the world in 30 days.

- said the commander of the HMS Prince of Wales Steve Hiam.

The length of the aircraft carrier is 280 m, the width is 73 m, the total displacement exceeds 70 tons. The speed is up to 000 knots (25 km / h), the autonomy is 46 miles, or almost 10 days of sailing. Crew: command staff 000 people, personnel 300 people and aircraft personnel 60 people.

The wing consists of F-35B fighters and Merlin helicopters (up to 40 aircraft in total with the possibility of expanding the wing to 70 units). In addition, the ship will be able to carry attack and heavy military transport helicopters, as well as V-22 Osprey tiltrotors.
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  1. alex neym_2
    alex neym_2 5 October 2021 15: 58
    Let's see where he will hang around and who will be afraid to catch up on ...
    1. Invoce
      Invoce 5 October 2021 16: 09
      In order to make someone fear, at least you need to have the opportunity and the decision to use force in solving any problems. America did it in Iraq and Afghanistan, even with North Korea did not dare to contact and use an aircraft-carrying connection of ships! sad (even 2!) And here the Former mistress of the seas, a decrepit lion beaten by a moth ... The Angles have lost competence in all areas ... Nuclear energy, the production of high-tech industrial equipment, shipbuilding ... etc. With the exit from the EU, a crisis erupted in the economy ... a shortage of energy resources ...
      Britain is old Queen Elizabeth ... it's all in the past ...
      Jurisprudence, financial transactions and the margin received on them - this is all Britain
      1. Bolt cutter
        Bolt cutter 5 October 2021 16: 21
        with the exit from the EU, a crisis erupted in the economy.
        Absence from the EU guaranteed the collapse of the social security and health care system.
      2. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 5 October 2021 16: 25
        British BAE Systems is actually the 4th military firm in the world. The first in Europe.
        Rolls-Royce also did not stop making jet engines for liners and military aircraft.
        There is a recession, of course.
        But I would not be in a hurry to bury Britain.
      3. hrych
        hrych 6 October 2021 11: 02
        The DPRK has an army of one million three hundred thousand, which is one million one hundred thousand more than the army of Britain wassat and also a huge mob-reserve, as well as the most terrible - nuclear missile weapons. This is not Iraq or Afghan slippers. And if there are no complaints about the Pashtuns, then the fighting spirit of the Arabs, perhaps, cannot be compared with the Koreans. I remember even under Hussein (not to be confused with Obama) they showed a commercial showing how Saddam's fedains tore up a live dog and devoured it. Whom did you want to surprise with this sim? I then thought that such cretins (or rather their leaders) are incapable of combat.
  2. smart ass
    smart ass 5 October 2021 16: 02
    That normal pictures are difficult to insert ?!
  3. Cowbra
    Cowbra 5 October 2021 16: 05
    For a year, water was pumped out of this drowned man.
    PiSi: is there an air wing for him? Oh, still not? Then for sure - combat readiness!
    1. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 5 October 2021 16: 17
      Why do you cling to little things?))) There is a steamer - everything else will follow, someday))) maybe))) but not a fact))))
    2. URAL72
      URAL72 5 October 2021 16: 21
      and now we are a full-fledged strike aircraft carrier, ready for operations around the world in 30 days "

      In 30 days? It seems that he does not threaten Russia in any way. For such a period, in the event of a large, global war, our nuclear charge will remain only at the dacha of Warrant Officer Petrenko ... The rest will already receive addressees ...
    3. arkadiyssk
      arkadiyssk 6 October 2021 12: 07
      The fact that the British version of the vertical is not ready yet does not slow them down much. It's cool that they have allies who can just drive their air wing to it for basing.
      In general, the allies help a lot in such matters, for example, when the French DeGolle was under repair, they calmly flew to the States and were based on an American aircraft carrier, maintaining qualifications and combat readiness. Now the Japanese are being helped to deploy the deck ships on their UDC, placing their F-35Bs on them. It is difficult to imagine something like this in our country, it is many times more difficult for us to train pilots and maintain a real experience of combat deployment.
      1. Cowbra
        Cowbra 6 October 2021 12: 33
        That's right - why does the country need its troops? There are allies who will always throw them with Powell's test tube in Iraq, why Blair flew out of his post, or they will be abandoned in Afghanistan ... Despite the fact that Melkobrehania did not have any interests of his own. C-union
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 5 October 2021 16: 10
    The fire-fighting water system will no longer explode like the last time. 100%. Sweet, the three of them haven’t fit into the crew? And so a passing hurricane in the stern, steering failure and that all the reefs and shoals were explored by the Prince of Wales. will float.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 5 October 2021 16: 34
    Мы thrillingly overcame last hurdle
    Is it like translating into Russian? Did you first capture an obstacle and then overcome it?
    ready for operations around the world in 30 days
    Powerful. For 30 days around the globe (if the operation is in the Indian or Pacific Ocean?). Even Jules Verne gave his heroes 80 days.
  6. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 5 October 2021 18: 41
    It's certainly good to rivet aircraft carriers (why?), Only the shelves in the stores are empty, and there are big problems with fuel. As with heating. And in general with energy. But there is a big boat))
    1. Bolt cutter
      Bolt cutter 5 October 2021 19: 38
      the shelves in the shops are empty and there are big problems with fuel. As with heating. And in general with energy.
      This is shown on Channel One in Russia wassat ?
      1. Sands Careers General
        Sands Careers General 5 October 2021 19: 52
        I don't watch TV.

        It is shown on their news. Read the English news. They are in a panic.
        1. Bolt cutter
          Bolt cutter 5 October 2021 19: 57
          I live there with them. The shops are full as usual. Gasoline is mostly smart people Yes , which raised the excitement on the principle of "we must take while there is" caused local shortages. All refineries are operating normally. The shortage of carriers - refuellers is also not so critical - mostly Englishmen worked for them (17-19 f / h) and they did not leave anywhere. As, by the way, those immigrants who have worked for a long time have not gone anywhere - they have all the documents done. Gaslight bills will rise by about £ 138 a year in October. The neighbor's cow is alive and milked tongue
          1. Sands Careers General
            Sands Careers General 5 October 2021 21: 54
            There they have it where, if not a secret?))
            1. Kushka
              Kushka 5 October 2021 23: 02
              In London itself?
              Morning. An elderly lord stands at the window and looks at the fog.
              Butler enters with breakfast.
              - I did it today, Jonathan.
              -Congratulations, sir!
            2. Bolt cutter
              Bolt cutter 6 October 2021 01: 54
              There they have it where
              London, England wink .
              1. Sands Careers General
                Sands Careers General 6 October 2021 09: 13
                Precisely in London? laughing
                1. Kushka
                  Kushka 6 October 2021 10: 36
                  mostly Englishmen worked (17-19 f / hour) [i] [/ i]
                  Where's Johnson? On a honeymoon trip? I found the time!
                  Withdraw immediately! Personally put the fuel truck at the wheel.
                  Let him turn around such a fool in the English streets.
                  Yes, so that the interior burst on the rise. Balloon wrench with pipe
                  meter and a half and at a pace! To come home after the shift
                  and said to his young wife - Darling, if you want me to hug you,
                  put my hands on your shoulders. His honeymoon!
                  What are 17ph / hour? Yes, only because this fool has a steering wheel
                  not where all people have 30 will not be enough! English
                  oppressors !!!
                2. Bolt cutter
                  Bolt cutter 6 October 2021 16: 17
                  Precisely in London?
                  'stow, E17 tongue
          2. Kushka
            Kushka 6 October 2021 10: 39
            You are not wearing Zadoronov. "Well, stupid!" (WITH).
            Why do you need the Thames? Gas stations along the banks
            stumbled upon these fuel trucks.
            Johnson's soap!