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QUEEN ELIZABETH CLASS AIRCRAFT CARRIER

HMS Queen Elizabeth HMS Queen Elizabeth Ministry of Defense
  • Ships in class:
    NAME NUMBER LAUNCHED COMMISSIONED
    HMS Queen Elizabeth R 08 17 July 2014  
    HMS Prince of Wales R 09    
  • Length:
    • 284 meters.
  • Beam:
    • 73 meters.
  • Draft:
    • 11 meters.
  • Displacement:
    • 70,600 tons.
  • Propulsion:
    • CODLAG (Combined Diesel-Electric and Gas Turbine propulsion)
    • Sistema de mando y control de propulsión de L-3 Communications
    • 2 Rolls Royce Trent MT30 of 36MW gas turbine.
    • 2 Wartsila 16V38 diesel generator
    • 2 Wartsila 12V38 diesel generator
    • 1 Wartsila 12V200 emergency diesel generator
    • 2 AIM (Advanced Induction Motors).
    • 2 variable pitch propellers of 6,7 m.
  • Speed:
    • 25 knots.
  • Range:
    • 10,000 NM
  • Complement:
    • Crew: 286 personas
    • Air group: 900
  • Sensors:
    • Air radar: Thales/BAE Systems Insyte S1850M 3D in D band
    • Air/surface radar: BAE Insyte Type 997 Artisan 3D in E/F band
    • Navigation radar: Sperry Marine VisionMaster
    • Precision approach radar: Selex SPN-720
    • Electro-optical sensor: Ultra Electronics 2500 with Glide Path Camera (GPC)
  • Countermeasures:
    • Terma Mk-137 SKWS (Soft Kill Weapon System)
    • Type 2170 towed decoy.
  • Systems:
    • Combat System BAE CMS-1 (Combat Management System)
    • Data Link-11/16/22
  • Weapons:
    • 3 CIWS Raytheon Phalanx Block 1B
    • 3 guns DS30M Mk-2 of 30 mm.
  • Aircraft carried:
    • Flight deck measures 277 x 73 metres.
    • Hangar deck measures 155 by 33.5 metres.
    • Sky jump:.
    • 2 Aircraft lifts (forward and aft)
    • Capacity to accommodate up to 40 aircraft 280m flight deck, capable of landing Chinook and Merlin helicopters
    • Hangar, capable of accommodating and maintaining fixed and rotary wing aircraft

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