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UK's largest ever warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, sets sail for the first time

Discussion in 'Europe & Russia' started by lca-fan, Jun 29, 2017.

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  1. Guynextdoor

    Guynextdoor BANNED BANNED

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    You're adding auxiliary units. Like I said even if you kept them all running you have more than 3 times the displacement, 5 times the crew (with living quarters), flight operations, jets and fuel for them-- all this accommodated with just a 65000 hp increase in power? Nice try.
     
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    You do know what a full integrated power system is right? All units can power the vessel.

    Firstly, it's a carrier not a destroyer, of course the power-to-weight is lower, but power-to-weight only affects acceleration not top speed. Nobody expects a floating city to manoeuvre like a power boat anymore than they expect a tank to win at Indianapolis.

    As an equally ridiculous counter point I could say that the F-35B has roughly the same power as the Zumwalt but weighs 50 times less.
     
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    no. Sub reactors are not suited for carriers. And lemme tell you no carrier operates with '3 or 4' reactors, most of them have just 2 for one. For another I think unlike the subs they have to integrate to a single drive to propel the ship. As far as I can remember the subs use electric motors that use power from the reactor. The roll handling characteristic of a carrier reactor are very different from that of subs. These are just starting. Even otherwise your points make no sense. Even if I assume that there is a direct parallel between between a sub reactor and a carrier reactor- your current capacity is to propel a 7000 T submarine (let me laugh sarcastically here :lol:) Using your math you will need NINE not 4 reactors to power QE.
     
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