HMS Illustrious ‘raring to go’

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    << ... Following a 16-month refit, Illustrious can carry a force of up to 20 helicopters and 600 personnel.

    She still has a ski ramp on her flight deck for planes to use during take-off – but the Ministry of Defence denied speculation a small number of Harrier jets could be brought back into service.

    The ship will undergo further sea trials before taking over as the on-call helicopter carrier when HMS Ocean goes in for a refit next year... >>

    HMS Illustrious
  2. Question then - will she pick up the mantle of "Fleet Flagship" (or whatever it's called) from the Albion?

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