Yeah, so now we're drawing pictures of the English Carrier, kinda like OVT on the J-20, LOL?? odd that they would delay pictures and news??? isn't it???
Looks like the embargo was timed for the 10 o clock news in the UK, a few have jumped the gun after Janes put it up.Yeah, so now we're drawing pictures of the English Carrier, kinda like OVT on the J-20, LOL?? odd that they would delay pictures and news??? isn't it???
The ski jump does indeed allow vectored thrust aircraft to take off with full fuel and weapons load. It's non vectoring aircraft like the SU-33 and Mig-29K that pay penalties to get airborne.Great accomplishment for the Royal Navy!
Obi Wan..I've a question for you. Can a F-35B take off from the QE with a full load of fuel and fully loaded internal weapons bays? I searched on line and all I found was the max internal load is 5700lbs or 2585.5kg. And does the ski lift gives the aircraft extra lift. I'm pretty sure it does.Thanks!
it's off topic here so I'll say just this:says? "SDF's Top Poster of the Month", LOL, now don't tell us you're NOT competitive, or maybe even a little combative? like Brett Kavanaugh??
True. But I must state this does not happen very often...I'm not sure when the last time this did happen. When I was aboard Nimitz in '91 we had an A-6 Intruder crash into the sea at launch because of an engine failure...never in seven deployments experienced a "cold cat".We've all seen the videos on YT and elsewhere when somebody has to punch out after a failed launch or a broken arrestor wire, the parachute is barely open before they hit the sea.