H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth.........

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H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth.........

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:20 pm

............was commissioned today
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/07/queen-commissions-royal-navys-newest-aircraft-carrier-hsm/ in Portsmouth Navel base.

While I am immensely proud of her as a ship I can't help wondering if the cost can justify the end result. And, of course, there is the second carrier - H.M.S. Prince of Wales still to be completed.

They look like white elephants to me ..........

"white elephant
noun
a possession that is useless or troublesome, especially one that is expensive to maintain or difficult to dispose of."

We shall see.........
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Re: H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth.........

Postby Niner Delta » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:38 pm

Interesting looking design with the two towers.
Seems most of her aircraft are American made...... :USA:


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