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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #75 on: August 10, 2017, 08:52:40 PM »

You all can stand easy by the look of it if this piece from the Portsmouth News is any thing to go by:

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/watch-hms-queen-elizabeth-meets-us-carrier-off-scottish-coast-1-8092732

I won't be traveling down from Liverpool either, I'll wait until she comes here later in the year.

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #76 on: August 10, 2017, 11:40:00 PM »

It is looking highly likely that next Friday, 18th August, will be QEs arrival time, just being dependent on weather conditions. Two sources have confirmed today.
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #77 on: August 11, 2017, 07:31:28 PM »

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #78 on: August 11, 2017, 08:01:10 PM »

HMS Queen Elizabeth is currently taking part in a joint U.S.N /Royal Navy exercise on the Scottish west coast using Royal Naval Base Clyde (Faslane) facilities . Looks like you might get a glimpse as she goes south down the west coast.
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #79 on: August 11, 2017, 08:34:47 PM »

I Haven't got any lenses that big! Or do you mean that she is in the Clyde area, if she is I've yet to see any pictures.

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #80 on: August 11, 2017, 09:23:17 PM »

Just suggesting that since it is now on the west coast of the UK that she may be going south past the Wirral or somewhere close enough to save a trip to Pompey.  Official MOD/ RN latest (posted yesterday) youtube shows HMS Queen Elizabeth in company of USS    George W Bush carrier group off the west coast of Scotland during Exercise Saxon Warrior. She is using HM Naval Base Clyde also known as Faslane.  Of course she may go south west of the island of Ireland to get some Atlantic time.
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #81 on: August 11, 2017, 09:38:20 PM »

I appreciate that with USS George Bush behind, she does not look as big, but I think HMS Queen Elizabeth does look very impressive in comparison. I am pleased that after all the negative vibes over the last seventeen years about them not being built, or one being cancelled, and the carrier-aircraft gap, they are nearly there. I just hope the engineering holds up and no holes have to be cut in the hull  {:-{
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #82 on: August 12, 2017, 09:55:16 AM »

The Solent tidal stream charts suggest that slack water will occur soon after HW at Portsmouth. If they bring her in then on Friday I should think we would be looking at an entry between 09:30 and 10:30 which would be a pretty convenient time all round.

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #83 on: August 12, 2017, 06:23:27 PM »

09:37, honestly, that is what time is being bandied about. I assume that is at OSB ( outer Spit Bouy ), which is about 15 minutes from the harbour entrance. Although the weather looks a bit dubious for the latter part of the week..
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #84 on: August 12, 2017, 06:36:15 PM »

Sounds right. Just a slight bit of flood to help her in.

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #85 on: August 12, 2017, 09:27:31 PM »


A very, very naughty boy and an idiot:

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/commercial-drone-lands-on-hms-queen-elizabeth-unchallenged/

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Not really an Idiot, just because he has made the Navy look a bit Stupid...man should be commended for highlighting a potential threat from a 300 pound Drone, apparently the security forces in the boats waved to it..

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #86 on: August 12, 2017, 09:57:44 PM »

I don`t think it was a 300 drone , didn`t he say he was a professional so probably a good bit more expensive machine.    A 300 lb one WOULD be worrying unless it was a keg of Pusser`s rum from Amazon :}
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #87 on: August 12, 2017, 10:19:28 PM »

Yes not sure where I got 300 from looking at the one shown which is a DJ !! type one  are they about 1500.  Apparently the DRone operators have been invited on board !!  probably not see them again.. %)

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #88 on: August 13, 2017, 11:43:46 PM »

Mmmmm,

Anyone can say what they like to this Drone situation, It's always going to happen at some time. I know it's a bit of a diferent thing but I have a pal who drives Tornado, the new Steam Loco, occasionally. He hates it although he is a steam enthusiast and it should be his greatest achievement. His view and I think akin to this situation, is that when your on that Loco there's a camera behind every bush, every lamp post and they go out of their way to get one up on you. Just my point of view. If this had of been a critical situation or time of hostilities then it would be different. 
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #89 on: August 14, 2017, 12:58:57 AM »

Here's one for those familiar with current RN radar capability.....if the QE had her radar systems on in defensive mode, would they not have been sensitive enough to intercept & track the incoming signal [being the drone]? ..... Derek
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #90 on: August 14, 2017, 11:37:26 AM »

Got to remember, she's not commissioned yet, she's still in builders hands, I doubt this would have happened if she was fully commissioned. Just my opinion
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #91 on: August 14, 2017, 03:22:24 PM »

I believe she can track something the size of a cricket ball traveling at about Mach 3!
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #92 on: August 14, 2017, 03:32:13 PM »

B****y hell we better watch out for those Indian bowlers!
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #93 on: August 14, 2017, 06:58:23 PM »

Posted on the Royal Navy's website:



Date announced for HMS Queen Elizabeth's planned entry to Portsmouth14/08/2017Britain's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is set to enter her new home in Portsmouth on Wednesday 16 August 2017.
The 65,000-tonne carrier, the biggest warship ever to be built in Britain, has been undergoing sea trials since setting sail from Scotland's Rosyth dockyard in June.She is now set to make her historic arrival into Portsmouth on Wednesday at approximately 0710 where she will be the latest in a long line of famous Royal Navy ships to call the port home.Weather conditions meant the exact date of the historic moment could not be confirmed until today.
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #94 on: August 14, 2017, 07:02:01 PM »

Many thanks for that! Need to set the alarm now!

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #95 on: August 14, 2017, 09:37:27 PM »

Now confirmed on BBC News as well.  Wednesday, at "about 07:10 BST"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-40930846
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #96 on: August 15, 2017, 01:01:44 AM »

Yes Nick B......from my previous life being exposed to supervision of maintenance procedures on our Australian Navy Phalanx CIWS mounted on our FFG's ....[same/later model family of the Phalanx CIWS mounted on your HMS QE] ..........

Whilst I understood that the actual Phalanx system used dual mounted radar designed to track the actual threat signal, it was the vessels higher order radar systems  :police: that processes/determines the understanding of friend or foe <*<
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Following is an extract from the WIKI people that appears to confirm this

"The CIWS does not recognize identification friend or foe, also known as IFF. The CIWS only has the data it collects in real time from the radars to decide if the target is a threat and to engage it. A contact must meet multiple criteria for the CIWS to consider it a target"
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #97 on: August 15, 2017, 02:25:21 AM »

According to the MoD Build, HMS QE has three [3] x Phalanx CIWS mounted

I can fully understand that the MoD, Navy or BAE systems would not publish range capacity detail...however have just checked available current photographs ;)...  %)... :o...but cannot see evidence of their installation?.......

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #98 on: August 15, 2017, 03:44:32 AM »

There could be a legitimate reason for not shooting down the incoming heli-drone. :-X last week

So whilst the HMS Queen Elizabeth weapons specification lists three [3] x Phalanx CIWS in the build.....it appears they may be an optional extra....or fitted when funds are available  :embarrassed:

On would wonder if the Weapons Crew would have had better luck throwing boomerangs  {-)
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #99 on: August 15, 2017, 06:08:35 AM »

They will be fitted later after contractor acceptance sea trials :-X
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