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Re: QE class NO3?
Posted by Dave Willcocks on April 13, 2021, 20:19:18, in reply to "Re: QE class NO3?
When carriers were propelled by Steam Power the Steam Catapults where obvious. If QE had steam catapults fitted a whole steam plant would have had to be installed taking up large ammount of internal space, with the Yanks having problems with there new Magnetic Catapults the safe decision was to go for the set up they have today.
I have heard through the grape vine a lot of work on plans has been done to remove the ski jump fit the Magnetic Catapult and install a new generator room at the fore end of the hanger and the standard F-35 taking up less space would mean having room for the same number of aircraft. These plans do include a three wire trap.
Odds on if ????????? it goes ahead it will happen at QE quarter life refit.