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(The Drive)   Rule Britannia, Britannia rule the waves. Wait, we're selling the flagship to Brazil? Fine then. Rule Brasilia, Brasilia rule the waves   ( thedrive.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, HMS Ocean, Aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, carrier HMS Ocean, amphibious assault, Royal Navy, young HMS Ocean, Queen Elizabeth class  
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2017-04-18 09:50:16 AM  
Will rum, sodomy, and the lash be included or is that extra?
 
2017-04-18 10:17:28 AM  
 
2017-04-18 10:20:09 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: Polish Hussar: Will rum, sodomy, and the lash be included or is that extra?

I'm thinking the Brazilians have all 3 of those covered quite handily..... (PNSFW)


I thought they found the lash revolting.
 
2017-04-18 10:51:58 AM  
To be fair, Brazil might be better at operating it than the Royal Navy.

I mean, they've got the smooth sailing thing down and they can get it to carry a Brazilian planes.
 
2017-04-18 12:47:22 PM  
Why not? The US has them covered. In spades.

/Meanwhile, our roads crumble, bridges collapse, etc, etc etc.
 
2017-04-18 01:13:37 PM  
I hope that the next carriers are equipped to fly drones.  We'll still use manned aircraft for force projection, but we'll use drones for the routine and dangerous missions.
By we, I'm referring to modern industrial nations, not just the British.
 
2017-04-18 02:12:48 PM  
The British have a Navy?
Like, with warships?


...Does the Queen know?
 
2017-04-18 02:23:12 PM  
This seems calculated to give Argentina an opportunity to invade the Falklands. Remove the potential for air-based force projection and things become a lot easier for Argentina. The likelihood of an American response to the Falklands is a lot smaller what with North Korea and Syria hogging Trump's attention.
 
2017-04-18 02:44:15 PM  

BolloxReader: This seems calculated to give Argentina an opportunity to invade the Falklands. Remove the potential for air-based force projection and things become a lot easier for Argentina. The likelihood of an American response to the Falklands is a lot smaller what with North Korea and Syria hogging Trump's attention.


Because nothing says "Let's attack Argentina with helicopters which have to start 4000 (?) miles away when we have 4 fighter jets, a nuclear sub, and a guided missile destroyer in the falklands right now." like retiring a limited utility carrier to an ally.
 
2017-04-18 02:46:10 PM  
lparchive.org
 
2017-04-18 03:42:43 PM  
Yo, subbs. It's "Rue Brittania..."
 
2017-04-18 03:42:50 PM  
Sell it to South Korea. lol
 
2017-04-18 03:56:37 PM  
Well, I wouldn't worry about it, Britain's not really a Nautical nation anyway
 
2017-04-18 05:07:35 PM  

redmid17: BolloxReader: This seems calculated to give Argentina an opportunity to invade the Falklands. Remove the potential for air-based force projection and things become a lot easier for Argentina. The likelihood of an American response to the Falklands is a lot smaller what with North Korea and Syria hogging Trump's attention.

Because nothing says "Let's attack Argentina with helicopters which have to start 4000 (?) miles away when we have 4 fighter jets, a nuclear sub, and a guided missile destroyer in the falklands right now." like retiring a limited utility carrier to an ally.


Also keep in mind that Argentina's armed forces are in a very sorry state right now.  Hell, they had a destroyer capsize at its moorings a couple years ago.
 
2017-04-18 07:02:43 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: Polish Hussar: Will rum, sodomy, and the lash be included or is that extra?

I'm thinking the Brazilians have all 3 of those covered quite handily..... (PNSFW)


I wonder how many were born men
 
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