The ultimate Xmas Present


#1

Perhaps a collector has room available.

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-:)


#2

Hmm, shouldn’t it be in a museum instead?


#3

COOL!! Everybody needs a 22,000 ton displacement light carrier for their own. Just wish it still had ( and to make this a cartridge post) the (3) Goalkeeper 30mm (GAU-8) CIWS and the (2) 20mm GAM-B01 (Oerlikon) close in guns. Oh, and the aircraft, up to 22 of a mix of Harrier GR.7/9 and Sea King or Marlin Choppers. Cheers, Bruce.


#4

Seems a waste of money for a carrier that took 7 years to build to only have a useful life of 30 years.


#5

Yes, the ratio is somewhat odd. Has GB any other carriers left?


#6

It should have been around longer. It has been retired early because the country is bankrupt.


#7

I doubt that any revenue received from scrapping it would have any impact on the country’s finances - wouldn’t mothballing make more sense, or does Britain have enough of these carriers in its fleet to serve its future needs.


#8

We have two more that are currently under construction, but once they are in service there will be no aircraft available for them for 10 years.

What I meant by the fact that the country is bankrupt is that we can’t afford to run the carrier anymore. It is not being scrapped to try and raise money.


#9

Right, scrapping will bring just a couple of millions, nothing to gain from.