Probably the most we'll ever see of the carrier(s) sailing

Seadog

War Hero
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#4
RASing with the RFA off the carrier's port side as in the tank demo doesn't give the carrier CO a very good view of proceedings. Did I hear someone say that the carriers' have / will have their RAS (L) connections on the port side only? D'oh!

Or am I reading far too much into the demo?
 
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guestm

Guest
#9
You were probably one of the people that said they would never get built. Now this, I imagine in a few years it will be they are getting scrapped in a year just you watch.
Hey, if you're wrong just change the statement a little and hope no-one notices. It's like politics.
 
#10
I'm just glad that if they do get built I am well past service.
I'm afraid I do not as either a Seaman or an MA, have fond nostalgic memories of carriers.
They were a fuckin nightmare to serve in and these humongous bastards will be worse.
Small ships are happy ships, you can keep status and prestige.
 
#11
RASing with the RFA off the carrier's port side as in the tank demo doesn't give the carrier CO a very good view of proceedings. Did I hear someone say that the carriers' have / will have their RAS (L) connections on the port side only? D'oh!

Or am I reading far too much into the demo?
Last I looked they have (L) conns on stbd as well (2 bays). Contrary to the view of some in the MARS FT team, this isn't actually new.

http://www.hms-eagle.co.uk/guestbook/public/t_img-1276530599.jpg

As for COs view, our friends over the pond do this on a regular basis without too many dramas - mainly you just increase separation. In this serial QEC is the control ship, it's the tanker that has to keep station.
 
#14
I'm just glad that if they do get built I am well past service.
I'm afraid I do not as either a Seaman or an MA, have fond nostalgic memories of carriers.
They were a fuckin nightmare to serve in and these humongous bastards will be worse.
Small ships are happy ships, you can keep status and prestige.
Ark R07 was a pretty happy ship overall though. I half suspect it had something to do with having lots of spaces where legs would start to put in for separation pay.
 
#15
I'm just glad that if they do get built I am well past service.
I'm afraid I do not as either a Seaman or an MA, have fond nostalgic memories of carriers.
They were a fuckin nightmare to serve in and these humongous bastards will be worse.
Small ships are happy ships, you can keep status and prestige.
This small enough?..:grin: HMSIndefensible.jpg
 

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