HMS Queen Elizabeth – The British Navy’s Future

The British Aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth has been announced to set sail in 2020. Weighing 72,000 tons and part of a £6.2billon project, it is set out to be the Royal Navy’s new flagship.

The ship will carry and test the F-35B Lightening II jet, the most advanced stealth jet in the world. Looking at it’s statistics it looks like it will be a deadly ship:

  • 6,000 rpm AA
  • Radar that can detect objects the size of a pool ball from 20km
  • Up to 36 Aircraft can be deployed
  • 2,300 crew

It will be sent to the Gulf to take part in anti-terrorist activities.


Picture credits: the Daily Mail