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Steve

Awesome pictures, great article, thanks.

Mick Humphreys

Strange that this Chinook cannot fold its rotors. Takes up a lot of space. Presumably a maritime version is planned?

Grubbie

If the Chinook had folding blades no one could justify the V22 and the CH53k

Rick

When they decommissioned the old Ark Royal in 1978, I never thought we would see “big carrier” days again in the Royal Navy. Twenty years after conception the QE Class is here and it is fabulous!

4thwatch

Somewhere I have photo of old Ark leaving Gib and sailing into the sunset. I never thought we would see her likes again.

sjb1968

Great to see her showing the world what is and always will be our strongest arm, the RN. We now need a steady rebuild of escort numbers and 3 more SSNs.

ianH

I note that the Chinooks are the Mk3/5 version which I think have some revisions to the landing gear so surprised that they haven’t also got a Mk6 for deck evaluation