Well helicopters are for rich people only and not enough of those.Unless they can fly there from London Helipads and land on EAGLE's deck?
Or the Tube gets extended to Chatham?
Let's be honest, the end of the Cold War in 1990 will mean major cutbacks and these new ships will be doing the jobs of two or three soon to be retired RN ships.The ending looks not too bright for the British naval industry...
I believe it was mentioned earlier in story that the FAA has purchased Hornets to replace their F-4s and Buccaneers. So I believe a CATOBAR layout was chosenLike shaking a steak above a gang of sharks!
Would these CVs look like the current QE, or have a more conventional layout?
As one shipbuilding industry analyst put it “right now they are growing fat on a feast. In a decade they will start to wither through starvation”.
Yes I do.Good update but do you have to tease us about hull #2's name?
These ships are CATOBAR carriers with angled flight decks. In terms of appearance they are much closer to the CVA-01 design than the OTL QE's with a single large island and incorporating some recognisable influences from the Invincible class having been designed only a decade or so apart.Would these CVs look like the current QE, or have a more conventional layout?
It would be rather unfortunate if the individual in question tried to stage a protest by attempting to blockade hull #2s journey down the slipway on launch day.MP for Glasgow ? So the "Gorgeous One ' strikes again. Hopefully in this TL he won't be able to worm his way back into Parliament .
Well, the war just proved how big carriers are still a major part of national defence. Plus... Britain’s got sufficient nuclear deterrent at this point, but they need the carriers - there’s now a hole, one that the war showed up.It seems a bit mad tbh.
Now I know little to nothing about British shipbuilding politics of the 1980s but would they really sacrifice a decade of submarine construction in Barrow like this?
I am aware British industrial planning doesn't always make sense or indeed military procurement.