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HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH

Aircraft Carrier - British Royal Navy United Kingdom

HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier British Navy Technical Data 925 001

Description

HMS Queen Elizabeth was formally christened on July 4th, 2014 by Queen Elizabeth II, marking a milestone in the construction of the vessel. The warship has a planned commissioning date for May 2017. Official service is set to begin in 2020.

HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) Aircraft Carrier variants:

HMS Prince of Wales (R09)


Technical Data

Weapon Systems
 Main armament 20mm "Phalanx" Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWS);
30mm Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWS)
 Torpedoes  NA
 Auxiliary Armament  NA
 Missiles  NA
 Counter-Measures  NA
Engines/Propulsion
Engines

2 x Rolls-Royce Marine Trent MT30 gas turbines developing 48,000 horsepower each;
2 x Wartsila diesel generators of 15,000 horsepower each;
2 x Wartsila diesel generators of 12,000 horsepower each;

Speed  27 knots
Range  9,999 nautical miles
Onboard Equipment
Sensors  NA
Radars   NA

Specifications

Dimensions Displacement
- Length: 284,07m - 932ft
- Width: 72.97m - 239.4ft
72,300 tonnes
Beam Draught
239.4 ft 36 ft
Aircraft Crew
40+ 1450
Aircraft Carried Date of service
Lockheed F-35B "Lightning II" strike fighters;
Boeing CH-47 "Chinook" transport helicopters;
Boeing AH-64 "Apache" attack helicopters;
AgustaWestland HM.2/HC;
4 "Merlin" transport helicopters;
Westland HMA.2/AH.1 "Wildcat" medium-lift / utility helicopters;
2017
Country Manufacturer Country operators
United kingdom United Kingdom

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