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Old 10-11-2018, 09:41 PM   #31
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45827795

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The US military has temporarily grounded its entire fleet of F-35 fighter jets in the wake of a crash in South Carolina last month.
Inspections are to be carried out on faulty fuel tubes.
An official report questioned earlier this year whether the F-35 was ready for combat after dozens of faults were found.
Put this here as the item has the first landings on the new carrier that I've seen.
Hopefully all rectified soon.

A couple of questions.
Does the US Navy still operate ski-deck carriers, and what could the portable tower structure at the bow area be(26 secs)?

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Old 10-12-2018, 02:08 AM   #32
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I don't think that the US NAVY ever operated ski-deck "carriers" proper.

I'm not sure about the smaller carrier-like ships, though.
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Old 10-20-2018, 07:25 PM   #33
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http://imgur.com/gallery/jllyXeV
HMS Queen Elizabeth visiting the Statue of Liberty, and New York Harbor. (As seen from my office yesterday!) I informed my American friends that as the US Navy did not turn up, they forfeit the Status of Liberty and the island of Manhattan. For the Queen!
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Old 10-20-2018, 07:51 PM   #34
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Excellent framing, hope you are selling prints?

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Old 10-20-2018, 08:30 PM   #35
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Put this here as the item has the first landings on the new carrier that I've seen.
Hopefully all rectified soon.

A couple of questions.
Does the US Navy still operate ski-deck carriers, and what could the portable tower structure at the bow area be(26 secs)?

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No, we only operate totally flat deck carriers.

Tower appears to be a portable lightning protection rod. The USMC has similar units in use at bases overseas that operate F-35s. Something about issues with inerting the fuel tanks.
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Old 10-20-2018, 09:48 PM   #36
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 Excellent framing, hope you are selling prints?

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It was just a quick snap! I have 3 full res pictures. PM me with an email and I'll send them over.

I was just intrigued that the vessel was not broadcasting AIS information, despite being parked sideways across the harbor. They also did not have any major exclusion zone around them ... e.g. the Staten Island ferries were chugging by quite happily.
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Old 10-20-2018, 10:21 PM   #37
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Very kind ADSWNJ will do!

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Old 10-20-2018, 10:59 PM   #38
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Must admit, thought this had been done before?




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Latest News (10.13.2018, North Atlantic Ocean): F-35 completes FIRST SHIPBORNE ROLLING VERTICAL LANDING on NEW BRITISH AIRCRAFT CARRIER!
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Old 10-21-2018, 07:34 AM   #39
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Not the "rolling" bit: the normal procedure for operational Harrier and F-35 carrier landings is to come to a hover on the port side of the ship and then slide over laterally to the exact landing position on the deck.

With the two new British carriers being quite a bit larger than their previous generation, as well than current American "small carriers" and comparable Italian and Spanish vessels, it seems to be possible to perform a direct rolling landing and having a greater landing weight.
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