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 Invincible class aircraft carrier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The original class design was for a 12,500 tonne anti-submarine escort carrier as a complement to the much larger CVA-01 fleet carrier project.
The Falklands had seen Invincible, and the other aircraft carrier deployed, the larger and older HMS Hermes filled to the gunwales with both the Sea Harrier, and the Royal Air Force Harrier GR3 ground attack variant of the aircraft, along with ASW helicopters.
Rumours that one of the Invincibles upon decommissioning will be converted into a full-time LPH to complement Ocean should be discounted because of the expense of running an aging, crew-intensive Invincible, and the limitations of the design in such a role.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Invincible_class_aircraft_carrier   (1351 words)

  
 Invincible class aircraft carrier: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Invincible class aircraft ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Invincible class aircraft carrier is a design currently in use by the Royal Navy.
There are three carriers of this class in operation - the HMS Invincible (R05, 1980), the HMS Illustrious[?] (R06, 1982) and the HMS Ark Royal (R07, 1985 (initially she was to be the Indomitable)).
The Falklands had seen Invincible, and the other aircraft carrier deployed, the larger and older HMS Hermes filled to the gunwhales with both the air defence variant of the Harrier, and the Royal Air Force Harrier GR3[?] ground attack variant of the aircraft, along with ASW helicopters.
www.encyclopedian.com /in/Invincible-class-aircraft-carrier.html   (1126 words)

  
 HMS Ark Royal
The second HMS Ark Royal, after a gap of almost 300 years, was a merchant ship converted on the building stocks to be a seaplane carrier was was the worlds first Aircraft carrier Launched in 1914, she served in the Dardanelles campaign and throughout World War I.
The fourth HMS Ark Royal (R09) was an Audacious-class fleet aircraft carrier[?].
The fifth HMS Ark Royal (R07) is an Invincible-class aircraft carrier.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ar/Ark_Royal.html   (275 words)

  
 Invincible Class Aircraft Carriers
In February 1982 it was announced that Invincible was to be sold to Australia where she would replace the aging Melbourne as the flagship of the R.A.N. However, a few months later Invincible sailed together with the larger carrier Hermes to the Falklands.
As one of only two available aircraft carriers she was one of the principle targets of the Argentine air force not only because of her importance to the operation but also because of the presence of H.R.H Prince Andrew- a helicopter pilot- on board.
In the same year she not only became the first carrier to enter the Baltic for many years on a visit to Poland but she also became what is believed to be the first carrier to visit HM Naval Base Clyde (Faslane).
www.btinternet.com /~warship/Today/invincible.htm   (1230 words)

  
 Lead ship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The lead ship is the first of a series or class of ships all constructed according to the same general design.
Also, hull numbers are sometimes used informally to refer to the class (such as the "688-class" in the case of the Los Angeles-class).
In other navies, the class can be named after either the lead ship (as in the Royal Navy's Invincible-class carrier) or after a theme (as in the Royal Navy's Tribal-class frigates).
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lead_ship   (237 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Audacious class aircraft carrier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Centaur class of aircraft carriers of the British Royal Navy was the last of the light fleet carrier designs started during the closing years of World War II.
With the extended completion periods of the units, and the rapid advances in aircraft carrier design at the time of their building, it was almost inevitable that large differences should be seen between the various members of the class.
Nevertheless the Aircraft Carrier was a vital component of the Royal Navy during the Cold War.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Audacious-class-aircraft-carrier   (328 words)

  
 Invincible Class Aircraft Carrier
There was still a requirement to fly anti-submarine helicopters though, and for a new class of ship to act as the command and control centre for a task force.
As the Government of the day was not prepared to finance such a class of vessel as an aircraft carrier, the Navy came up with a number of euphemisms to hide the true nature of these vessels, such as calling them Through Deck Command Cruisers, and side elevation sketches showing a conventional profile.
While the first of class was under construction changes were announced, which included the ordering of twenty-four Sea Harriers, to carry out the interceptor role, and would be equipped with the Ferranti Blue Fox monopulse radar, an integrated nav/attack system, provision for air-to-air missiles and a heads-up display.
www.rickard.karoo.net /articles/weapons_invincibleclass.html   (513 words)

  
 Future Aircraft Carriers (CVF)
aircraft carriers were originally conceived during the Cold War as anti-submarine cruisers designed to carry a small air group, mainly consisting of anti-submarine helicopters.
For example, a problem with the Invincible Class was that the aircraft lifts were positioned in the middle of the flight deck and as a result they could not be used when aircraft were leaving or returning to the ship.
It is clear that two carriers are needed to meet commitments as for instance in 1998 Invincible had to be redeployed from the Persian Gulf to Kosovo, placing a huge strain on the ship and her complement.
www.btinternet.com /~warship/Today/cvf.htm   (1553 words)

  
 HMS Ark Royal - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The second Ark Royal, after a gap of almost 300 years, was a merchant ship converted on the building stocks to be a seaplane carrier and was the world's first aircraft carrier.
The fourth Ark Royal (R09) was an Audacious-class fleet aircraft carrier.
The fifth Ark Royal (R07) is an Invincible-class aircraft carrier.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/HMS_Ark_Royal   (343 words)

  
 HMS Invincible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The fourth Invincible[?] was an armored "broadside battleship" built in 1869.
The fifth Invincible[?] was a battlecruiser of the First World War attached to the 1st Cruiser Squadron[?], Home Fleet[?] at the end of 1908.
The sixth and current Invincible is a light aircraft carrier, the first of three in the Invincible class.
www.termsdefined.net /hm/hms-invincible.html   (448 words)

  
 Ships of the Royal Navy - Aircraft Carriers
The main purpose of the Invincible class was anti-submarine warfare.
However whenever an aircraft carrier went to a potentially hostile area of operations previously, she would be under escort.
The aircraft carrier will normally be the flagship for the fleet, and as was shown in the Falklands War, the Gulf War and operations in former Yugoslavia, the role of these ships are essential.
www.gillespie.ndo.co.uk /Navy/Carriers.htm   (633 words)

  
 The Battleship Kongo
Hence the Treaty provision for aircraft carriers; and the candidate hulls, naturally, were from the incomplete battle cruisers, which would be the fastest ships.
Like the two American carriers, the Akagi and Kaga might justly be called the first aircraft carriers that were truly capital ships, and they formed the core of the first carrier forces such as would come into their own in World War II.
The old veteran of Pearl Harbor, the Coral Sea, and the Solomons, the aircraft carrier Shokaku, was sunk, and the new carrier Taiho, with an armored flight deck, was lost, in part because fumes from poorly refined aviation fuel exploded after a torpedo hit.
www.friesian.com /kongo.htm   (6746 words)

  
 Articles - Royal Navy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Carries the Harpoon missile for anti-ship warfare, and Sea Wolf for air defence.
Nuclear ballistic missile submarines, carrying the Trident missile, the UK's nuclear deterrent.
The Royal Navy is established under the royal prerogative, and the head of the Royal Navy, known as the Lord High Admiral, is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (who is the overall head of the UK Armed Forces).
www.sewing-center.com /articles/Royal_Navy   (3000 words)

  
 UK Forces Deployed to Sierra Leone
Invincible Class Aircraft Carrier, arrived off Freetown on 12th May 2000 and returned to Portsmouth, arriving 14th June 2000.
Duke Class (Type 23) Frigate, arrived on station off Freetown 14th May 2000 and was relieved by HMS Iron Duke on 30th September 2000.
Duke Class (Type 23) Frigate, Norfolk was the ship that landed the rescue squad for president Kabbah, who was evacuated out to the ship for his own safety.
www.britains-smallwars.com /Sierraleone/forces.html   (894 words)

  
 Naval Technology - Invincible Class - Aircraft Carriers
Since the end of the Cold War, the primary role of the 20,600t aircraft carriers has changed from sea control to maritime force projection, to include maritime strike, littoral manoeuvres and command and control of land operations.
All three carriers are also equipped with two GAM-B01 20mm guns from Oerlikon-Contraves and BAE SYSTEMS, which have a maximum range of 2km and firing rate of 1,000 rounds/min.
In the hangar deck the aircraft is tethered to the floor using securing chains with tension clamps.
www.naval-technology.com /projects/invincible/index.html   (1120 words)

  
 Future Aircraft Carrier CVF Class
The first of the new carriers is planned for 2012, the second 2015, and they will offer significantly greater capability than the present carriers, carrying up to fifty aircraft.
The carriers will need to be constructed at a number of different sites before transportation to a final integration facility which will both create and sustain thousands of jobs in dockyards across the country.
The carriers will be built in the UK and their construction is expected to offer good opportunities for UK shipyards.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/europe/cvf-status.htm   (1688 words)

  
 Queen Elizabeth class / Future Aircraft Carrier CVF (002)
Initial estimates are that the ships could be 300 metres long and displace about 40,000 tons capable of carrying up to 50 aircraft, resulting in a ship that would be twice as large as the current Invincible class.
The carrier design taken forward will be dependent on the final choice of aircraft that the UK buys.
It was therefore decided to replace the Invincible Class with two larger and more capable aircraft carriers able to operate up to 50 aircraft, both fixed-wing and helicopters.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/europe/cvf.htm   (340 words)

  
 Station Information - HMS Ark Royal
The second HMS Ark Royal, after a gap of almost 300 years, was a merchant ship converted on the building stocks to be a seaplane carrier was was the worlds first aircraft carrier.
Launched in 1914, she served in the Dardanelles campaign and throughout World War I.
She served in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
www.stationinformation.com /encyclopedia/h/hm/hms_ark_royal.html   (268 words)

  
 HMS Hermes
Aircraft carrier history of HMS Hermes from its launch to its participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of the carrier HMS Hermes.
HMS Hermes was the first Aircraft Carrier to be designed and built for the Royal Navy.
She was built to the standards of a cruiser of the day with armour and armament and size making her a small carrier at the time of the outbreak of world war two.
www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk /hms_hermes.htm   (1614 words)

  
 Invincible Class Aircraft Carrier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Invincible Class aircraft carrier is the primary CV for the nation which started the class in the beginning.
Unlike the super carriers, these smaller craft carry a smaller air wing, and use the Harrier, which is the reason for the 'ski ramp' take off ramp.
Built in 2002 - 2004, these new aircraft carriers are designed for the JSF, and new harriers.
www.twilightarmouries.ca /Ships/Carriers/InCV.htm   (132 words)

  
 Ark 5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The latest vessel to carry the proud name of Ark Royal was commissioned in 1984.
With an Air Group complement of 6 Sea Harriers and 9 Sea King Helicopters, as well as the ability to carry nuclear depth charges and bombs, the ship lies at the very centre of the modern Royal Navy.
Her standard displacement is 20,600 tonnes with a length of 206 metres and a beam of 36 metres.
www.cobe.demon.co.uk /html/ark_5.htm   (160 words)

  
 HMS Ark Royal built at Swan Hunter, Wallsend   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The aircraft carrier, HMS Ark Royal (the fifth vessel to bear the name) was built at Swan Hunter in Wallsend.
She is 683 feet (210 metres) long and has a maximum beam of 117 feet (36 metres) with a displacement 20,600 tonnes.
HMS Ark Royal is an Invincible Class aircraft carrier fitted with a 'ski jump' to enable the Sea Harrier aircraft to take off fully loaded with fuel and armaments, which would make them too heavy otherwise for successful vertical take off.
www.mg002b3988.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /arkroyal.htm   (380 words)

  
 British Warships in the Falklands
HMS Conqueror was a Churchill Class Submarine, and as such has the distinction of being the only nuclear-powered submarine to have sunk a surface warship in anger.
HMS Hermes was commissioned 25/11/1959, and converted to ASW carrier in 1976, being refitted for Sea Harriers in 1980.
HMS Argonaut, Penelope and Minerva served in the Falklands from this Class.
www.britains-smallwars.com /Falklands/uk-war-ships.htm   (1164 words)

  
 Invincible Class Aircraft Carriers
Royal Navy aircraft carriers of the Invincible Class.
Invincible Class carriers including HMS Ark Royal, HMS Invincible and HMS Illustrious.
Photographs and history of the Invincible Class aircraft carriers.
www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk /invincible_class2.htm   (458 words)

  
 House of Commons - Defence - Minutes of Evidence
Should there be delays in the Carrier programme and should the Joint Strike Fighter programme be successful, I would be dismayed in my retirement home—if I am around at the time in a retirement home—to think we had these wonderful Joint Strike Fighters but with nowhere to go.
If the system of adapting, modifying, the aircraft is so cumbersome that we cannot do it in operational timescales, then that will be a serious encumbrance.
For example, if one decided one wanted an aircraft to go a lot further than one had originally envisaged, there are a number of approaches to this.
www.publications.parliament.uk /pa/cm200405/cmselect/cmdfence/45/4102006.htm   (2323 words)

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