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I like those Supermarine Scimitar F.1 jets in the foreground.

 

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Glenn

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Thanks Glenn, I was trying to finger out what they were. Had me a little behind.

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Actually the first four are De Havilland Sea Vixens, weird plane with twin booms and a long flat tail. The very last one is a Supermarine Scimitar, quite possibly the most dangerous naval airplane of all time, almost half lost to accident while in service. I really have a thing for Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

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Interesting picture. They could still have carriers if they did not pay a lot of people not to work.

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Interesting picture. They could still have carriers if they did not pay a lot of people not to work.

 

Britain no longer has carriers ? ? !

 

I did hear Germany has 7 combat ready fighter jets.... :surrender:

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Interesting picture. They could still have carriers if they did not pay a lot of people not to work.

:winner: :winner: :winner:

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Britain no longer has carriers ? ? !

 

I did hear Germany has 7 combat ready fighter jets.... :surrender:

 

Britain does have one or two. In fact they just launched a super expensive new carrier last year. HMS Queen Elizabeth.

 

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Britain does have one or two. In fact they just launched a super expensive new carrier last year. HMS Queen Elizabeth.

 

1920px-HMS_QueenElizabeth_RO8-2.jpg

Thanks for the pic !

 

One or two ? !

Who would have ever figured from a nation that once ruled the waves...

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Thanks for the pic !

 

One or two ? !

Who would have ever figured from a nation that once ruled the waves...

Yes, sad isn't it?

 

I should clarify. Recently Britain did not have any carriers in service. The Queen Elizabeth shown above will be joined by a sister ship, the Prince of Wales. Total of 2 ships in the class.

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a once great empire brought to its knee by political correctness

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Tragic; Winston must be spinning in his grave...

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a once great empire brought to its knee by political correctness

Unfortunately, this. They also depend heavily on our resources as they have done for a hundred years. While they switch to war footing when needed, as with so many others, they know we are at the ready for anything We do not need to be the world's protectorate. I hope Trump will instill in them the need to be ready as well. Its not easy when there are so many depending on the .gov to give them everything they need.

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Two carriers for STOL. Not very impressive.

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Two carriers for STOL. Not very impressive.

 

And that comment was what I was trying to think of. Perfect!

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