FAA of the future or dreamtime??????

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Description
Air Group [1]
Likely Baseline TAG
("Peacetime", minor exercises)
9 - 12 x F-35B STOVL Joint Strike Fighters; 4 x Maritime Airborne Surveillance and Control aircraft/helicopters/UAVs
6 x Merlin HM helicopters
Total = 22 - 25

Strike Configured TAG [2]
("Crisis", major exercises)
18 - 24 F-35B STOVL Joint Strike Fighters; 4 x Maritime Airborne Surveillance and Control aircraft/helicopters/UAVs
6 x Merlin HM helicopters
Total = 28 - 34

Surge TAG
("Wartime")
36 x F-35B STOVL Joint Strike Fighters;
4 x Maritime Airborne Surveillance and Control aircraft/helicopters/UAVs
Total = 40

Forward Aviation Support Ship (ASS) or Amphibious Helicopter Platform (LPH) [3]
18 x Medium lift transport helicopters (Merlin HC.3 / FRC);
6 x Heavy lift transport helicopters (Chinook HC.2 / FRC);
6 x WAH-64 attack helicopters;
4 x Maritime Airborne Surveillance and Control aircraft/helicopters/UAVs
Total = 34

The aircraft carrier's hanger deck, 155m x 33.5m x 6.7m to 10m high, accommodates up to 20 fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
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pg55555

Lantern Swinger
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I was under the impression that the CVF is capable of stowing ALL of its 40 aircraft capacity in its hangar, in proper maintenance bays.

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CmdKeen

Lantern Swinger
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STOVL UAVs are going to come from where? No-one else is going to be investing in them for anything but back of a frigate / destroyer requirements.
 

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