Flagship aircraft carrier Ark Royal to be sold for scrap

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  1. pmaitra

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    Flagship aircraft carrier Ark Royal to be sold for scrap

    Source: Flagship aircraft carrier Ark Royal to be sold for scrap - Telegraph

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  3. arya

    arya Senior Member Senior Member

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    cant we buy this one and with small changes we can use
     
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    Why? We are making better out own boats and gettin a Russian one.
     
  5. Zebra

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    It is not a bad idea.

    That is true, we are making our own, but then if something gone wrong and we have to wait for long, better get this one.

    Royal Navy had already done nearly all major maintenance work on it. Now it is ready to go.

    We do have enough experience of British aircraft carriers.

    The price won't be much.
     
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    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    Why do you wish to collect someone else scrap?? With a dying British economy, do you thing they would sell it as scrap if it has some utility ??

    It should not be taken even as free as scrap even if free is dangerous liability !
     
  7. Kunal Biswas

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    She does not worth coz MIG-29 cannot takeoff from her deck nor she has many hanger, She is old and need high maintenance just like Virrat..

    Its unfortunate she is going to end this way..


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    wat is its displacement lenght is it equal size of groskov
     
  9. arya

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    cant we use its for our LCA or just a AC for hele

    we have to increase our numbers and these AC will be good option
     
  10. Neil

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    increasing our number with junks is not a good idea...

    anyways it was going to be retired in next 5 years due end of service life and due to budget cuts its being retired 5 years early....so 3 million for a junk is worth it i guess....
     
  11. Zebra

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    HMS Ark Royal (R07)

    History: 2004–2009
    In April 2004 Ark Royal entered into extended readiness, following which she entered refit with the return to service of Illustrious. Ark Royal completed an extensive refit and received a new captain (Captain Mike Mansergh) in August 2006, then returned to Portsmouth, her home port, to rejoin the fleet on 28 October 2006 where she underwent 10 weeks of training and sea trials before being utilised as a landing platform helicopter, replacing Ocean while she underwent a refit. On 16 November 2006 a British Army WAH-64 Apache attack helicopter landed on Ark Royal for the first time marking an increase in the carrier's capability.

    On 22 March 2007, Ark Royal was returned to the Royal Navy Fleet after a two-year refit worth £18 million. As of May 2007, she once again became the Fleet Flagship, reclaiming the title from her sister ship, Illustrious, which had been Flagship since the end of her refit in 2005. On 31 July 2008, Mansergh was relieved as captain by Captain John Clink. In October 2008, Ark Royal was a participant in Exercise Joint Warrior 08-2. In January 2009 Ark Royal visited Liverpool and then the River Tyne, where she was built. Her voyage from Portsmouth to Liverpool was made with 108 Cadets from the Sea Cadet Corps and the Combined Cadet Force embarked.....

    full article: HMS Ark Royal (R07) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Like i said, She will be another Virrat..
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    The Harriers are about done so it wouldn't be usable. Besides, it is already stripped.
     
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    There was another HMS Ark Royal built in 1937, which saw action during WW-II and was involved in the operation to sink Bismarck.
     
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    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    She will die a slow death in Gujarat ship breaking yards. Just like Britain will die a slow death to the desis there. :lol:
     
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    nearly escaped death off Gibraltar.
     
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    and later sunk by U-81.
     

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