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    Watching it head out of Rosyth on the ITN FB feed. I think its a magnificant ship but not sure that a strategic strike carrier is whats needed in this day and age.
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      Watching it head out of Rosyth on the ITN FB feed. I think its a magnificant ship but not sure that a strategic strike carrier is whats needed in this day and age.
      Well, not one without any planes anyway...
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      It is one big bugger that's for sure.

      When will it have planes?
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      I think the planes are American, and we have pilots training on them.. but just seems a bit over the top for todays warfare, when cruise missiles and the like can pretty much do the same job

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      Argument by the MOD on the merits of aircraft carriers. I think it's a marvellous piece of engineering and a real indicator of a modern navy, but I admit with trends going towards unmanned aircraft and automated warfare I wonder if the carrier really needs to be so big.
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      I think the planes are American, and we have pilots training on them.. but just seems a bit over the top for todays warfare, when cruise missiles and the like can pretty much do the same job

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      A Carrier Strike group gives the UK the ability to project significant soft and hard power anywhere in the world* and is a lot more versatile than a Cruise missile.



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      A Carrier Strike group gives the UK the ability to project significant soft and hard power anywhere in the world* and is a lot more versatile than a Cruise missile.



      *Only if it has planes and enough surface ships to protect it.
      I was on the old big Ark in the early 70s, and realise the impact they made but these days not so sure it's that needed
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      Well, not one without any planes anyway...
      Are you not bored of saying that? That's about the sixteenth time iirc, we def. won't have any planes if Corbyn has his way but thankfully he'll have to wait 5 years to be within any chance of that.
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      Only if it has planes and enough surface ships to protect it.[/SIZE]
      This is the real concern, we have a pitifully weak surface fleet, if we have 2 proper carrier battle groups with sufficient escorting frigates and destroyers, we will hardly have any left for other missions

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