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Naval Defense Industry News - UK
 
 
 
New Images Of UK’s Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers Released
 

The Aircraft Carrier Alliance has today released new computer generated images showing in detail what the two ships will look like when fully operational. The new pictures have been developed by designers at the Aircraft Carrier Alliance and show the Queen Elizabeth Class ships – HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales - as they will look when in-service, complete with helicopters and the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter.

Aircraft Carrier Alliance Programme Director, Ian Booth, said: “There are 10,000 skilled people involved in creating these two ships in the UK, and together we are making tremendous progress. The first, HMS Queen Elizabeth is now almost fully assembled and we are looking forward to her taking to the water for the first time next summer.”

     

The Aircraft Carrier Alliance has today released new computer generated images showing in detail what the two ships will look like when fully operational. The new pictures have been developed by designers at the Aircraft Carrier Alliance and show the Queen Elizabeth Class ships – HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales - as they will look when in-service, complete with helicopters and the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter.
F-35 Fighter taking off
(Picture: Aircraft Carrier Alliance)

     
The Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers – HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales - will be the largest ships ever to enter service with the Royal Navy. Weighing in at 65,000 tonnes, they will be home to as many as 1,600 men and women and will operate a mix of fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.

The aircraft carriers HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales are being delivered by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, a unique partnering relationship between BAE Systems, Thales UK, Babcock and the UK Ministry of Defence.
     

The Aircraft Carrier Alliance has today released new computer generated images showing in detail what the two ships will look like when fully operational. The new pictures have been developed by designers at the Aircraft Carrier Alliance and show the Queen Elizabeth Class ships – HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales - as they will look when in-service, complete with helicopters and the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter.
Artist impression of Merlin Helicopters onboard aircraft carrier HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH
(Picture: Aircraft Carrier Alliance)

     
Queen Elizabeth Class facts:
• The ships will be 65,000 tonnes at full displacement – over three times the size of the current Invincible Class Aircraft Carriers
• Length: 280m – 90m longer than the existing aircraft carrier
• Width: 70m – twice the width of the existing aircraft carrier
• Range: 8,000 to 10,000 nautical miles.
• 56m from keel to masthead – 6m taller than Nelson's Column
• Each ship will have a crew of 679, however, including the air group, the total complement will be 1,600
• Each ship has two propellers weighing 33 tonnes each, together they will output 80MW of power - enough to run 1,000 family cars or 50 high speed trains
• The distribution network on board will generate enough energy to power 300,000 kettles or 5,500 family homes
• Each ship needs 1.5 million m2 of paintwork, which is 370 acres or slightly more than acreage of Hyde Park
     

The Aircraft Carrier Alliance has today released new computer generated images showing in detail what the two ships will look like when fully operational. The new pictures have been developed by designers at the Aircraft Carrier Alliance and show the Queen Elizabeth Class ships – HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales - as they will look when in-service, complete with helicopters and the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter.
Artist impression of Merlin Helicopters onboard aircraft carrier HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH
(Picture: Aircraft Carrier Alliance)

 
The Aircraft Carrier Alliance has today released new computer generated images showing in detail what the two ships will look like when fully operational. The new pictures have been developed by designers at the Aircraft Carrier Alliance and show the Queen Elizabeth Class ships – HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales - as they will look when in-service, complete with helicopters and the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter.
 
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