Be carefull on those carriers!

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  1. syscom3

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    Ouch, something to definitely watch out for on a carrier although I think it is a relatively rare occurence.
     
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    Sailors have been killed and had limbs severed by this....
     
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    You hear about it every once in a while.
     
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    well in an enviroment like that they're bound to happen, with all that activity in such a small space it's a credit to the crews that so few accidents do occour..........
     
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    I agree, in order for it to work efficiently, everyone has to be in the right spot and doing there best.
     
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    it's one advantage of our smaller carriers and Harriers, vertical landings are far safer and obviously need less space, no steam catapults and movements are much less, aircraft are only ever moved from around the island or the rear onto what is in effect the runway so movements are very predicatable, obviously though there are other advantages to the American carriers :lol: ...........
     
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    You really believe that Lanc. I have been told that the most dangerous aspect of carrier work is jet exhaust. Unless you blokes have perfected the turbine engine, I can't see whether catapult versus ski ramp really makes a difference in the prime safety risk. :)
     
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    that's not the point i'm making, on the 4.5 acres of deck space on the Nimitz carriers there are aircraft all over the place, it's a hive of activity and you have to be on your guard all the time as aircraft could come from anywhere, on an Invincible class carrier they only ever have to move aircraft from the island or the rear of the deck to the launch position, which is a set position i.e. everyone will know when there's an aircraf there and when it's there she's about to take off, not like an american carrier where there're exaust all over the place, what's more the vertical landing has always been considdered far safer for both pilot and deck crew..........
     
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    The british carriers are just like our helo amphib assault carriers.

    The CV's used by the US are in a whole different league compared to the less usefull british carriers.
     
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    our carriers suit us fine for the moment, we're still waiting to see what happens with the new carriers we've planned......
     
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    I don't believe that the British have a need for American style ginormous nuclear carriers. Tarawa class Amphib Assault ships can conduct V/STOL, STOVL, VTOL, and tiltrotor operations in addition to rotary wing.
     
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    What type is that??
     
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    Those CVF's look nice have the keels been laid yet
     
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    Not yet, there is talk of abandoning them all together (not good imho) as part of the defence cuts.
     
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    I also don't agree with the proposed names HMS Queen Elizabeth II and HMS Prince of Wales, HMS Prince of Wales but you can't name a warship after an aging Queen, what happens when she dies? what will it do for moral in a war if a ship named after one of our greatest monarchs sinks? furthermore we've had an Ark Royal at the centre of our fleet for hundreds of years, we need an Ark Royal.............
     
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    I've always liked the RN naming of ships.
     
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    I still like Illustrious , Renown or Repulse as ship names Lanc
     
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