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Hi ,

Abit of Information on the Royal Navy latest Aircraft Carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth , she comes in at a gross tonnage of 65,000 tons and a top speed of 25 knots , carrying a full complement of 75 F-35 aircraft . The flight deck is painted with a special type of paint that dissipates the heat from the engines of the F-35. Her hanger space could fit two Type 23 side by side , the flight deck has the area of 4 football pitches. She has a full complement of 700 , which is less that the Invincible Class which had 850 . Her sister ship ,HMS Prince of Wales will join the fleet in 2021 after completing her sea trials. 


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When in build in Rosyth she had what must be the world's largest nut and bolt store occupying most of the hangar deck.  Every size and type of metric nut, bolt and washer you've ever seen.

And all the Health and Safety signs were dual language - English and Polish!


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