If they installed catobar equipment would the non-angled flight deck cause operational problems?
If they got the money to install it, they'd have do so in the beginning.Good luck upgrading the QE class carriers to CATOBAR. Not going to happen.
They were designed with that space already. It’s a 50 year ship. Also angled deck is all about where you paint the lines. If they did decide to do it POW would or should go first, then QE would go in around 2026/7. Would be one hell of a move though.All the space that would have to be given up for a catapult and power system would cause problems. No one designs ships with that much extra space/power
But that doesn't say if the said provisions survived into the final design and physically present onboard.Hm, looks like I was wrong:
"With engineering spaces below the flight deck Britain's new carriers have been built to take electromagnetic catapult systems in the future if need be.
HMS Prince of Wales had originally been designed with the US Navy’s EMALS system (Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System) in mind. "