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Offline Chieftain

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Queen christens aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth
« on: July 04, 2014, 01:46:32 PM »

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Re: Queen christens aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2014, 02:13:20 PM »
Admiral Zambellas has it right.

Two carriers is not very much of a sea presence, but at least one is available while the other is in for refit/resupply.

I know I tease Navy as taxi drivers - it's a grunt's sacred duty - but I dislike insulting them. Yet the former most powerful navy on the planet is debating about a second carrier during a time when active combat is going to increase.

The HMS Ocean is an amazing bit of kit, but it's not enough for force projection, even with the Queen Elizabeth.
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