Why did the RN get rid of big Carriers? - Page 2




View Poll Results :Scrap the National Health Service to Build new Carriers and Battleships?
Scrap the NHS? 1 16.67%
Build 5 New 75,000 tonne carriers 2 33.33%
Build 5 New Battleships 1 16.67%
Build 5 of each and scrap Welfare as well 2 33.33%
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September 11th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
HMS Churchill would be sharp....Thacher....Nope.
September 11th, 2004  
Six
 
Many countries are researching the concept of sea basing, basicly using S/VTOL aircraft on smaller vessels.
September 12th, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
Yeah i heard about that - harrier takes off from the helicopter landing deck does what it does then it comes back and hovbers next to the ship where a crane comes out and catches hold of the harrier (one version ive heard of how it works) but what if the crane breaks?, harrier needs to perform an emergency landing?
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September 13th, 2004  
SAINT
 
I wonder which designed has been chosen.
http://www.naval-technology.com/projects/cvf/
Really wish to see them afloat.
September 13th, 2004  
Rufus Excalibur
 
HMS Thatcher, the Iron Lady's resolve in 1982, her unswerving support for Ronnie (Libya 86), also would have finished the job in 1991 and doesn't Ronnie have a Carrier named after him? If the USN and Congress thought USS Reagan was appropriate then HMS Thatcher is surely a must.
September 14th, 2004  
Doppleganger
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rufus Excalibur
HMS Thatcher, the Iron Lady's resolve in 1982, her unswerving support for Ronnie (Libya 86), also would have finished the job in 1991 and doesn't Ronnie have a Carrier named after him? If the USN and Congress thought USS Reagan was appropriate then HMS Thatcher is surely a must.
The US have named a few carriers after former Presidents. Just because they do it doesn't mean we have to follow suit. You must know that Margaret Thatcher, although a long-reigning PM and in many ways very effective, is also still deeply unpopular and indeed a figure for hate and scorn by many sectors of UK society. Maybe in 100 years time when people have forgotten the Poll Tax and the Miner's strike.
September 14th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
Well, that dose depend on your political opinions.
September 14th, 2004  
Rufus Excalibur
 
Churchill used gas in Iraq between the wars! The Poll Tax would have been fairer than the present system.

Also Blair and Hoon have actually indicated that they would consider a preemptive nuclear strike, something Thatcher never (in public) considered.

With hindsight I shall back down and suggest HMS Eagle and HMS Tiger