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WORLD OF WARSHIPS HMS ARK ROYAL LIGHT AIRCRAFT CARRIER

WORLD OF WARSHIPS HMS ARK ROYAL LIGHT AIRCRAFT CARRIER - 8 paxman valenta diesels, length 689 feet, 4 RR Gas Turbines Olympus TM3B, 22000 tons, 30 knots, range approx 5000 nmiles
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HMS Ark Royal was a light aircraft carrier and former flagship of the Royal Navy. She was the third and final vessel of Invincible class. She was built by Swan Hunter on the River Tyne and launched by them in 1981. Ark Royal was christened by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. She followed sister ships HMS Invincible and HMS Illustrious into service in 1985.

Affectionately known as The Mighty Ark, she is the fifth Royal Navy ship to have borne the name of the 1587 flagship that defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588. Originally intended to be named Indomitable to match the rest of the class, this was changed due to the public reaction to the loss of the Ark Royal name after the scrapping of the previous Ark Royal in 1980, after 30 years' service.

Slightly larger than her sister ships, and with a steeper ski-jump ramp, Ark Royal carried the STOVL (Short Take Off and Vertical Landing) Harrier Jump Jet aircraft, as well as various helicopters. With a crew complement of over 1,000 sailors and aviators, she saw active service in the 1990s Bosnian War and the 2003 Invasion of Iraq.

Originally due to be retired in 2016, Ark Royal was instead decommissioned on 11 March 2011, as part of the Navy restructuring portion of the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review. After Ark Royal's decommissioning HMS Albion replaced her as the Royal Navy flagship. Ark Royal was sold for scrap to the Turkish company Leyal Ship Recycling and left Portsmouth in May 2013.

Complement:
685 crew
366 Fleet Air Arm
Armament:
3 Mark 15 Phalanx CIWS
2 GAM-B01 20 mm guns
Aircraft carried:
Until December 2010, 22 aircraft;
Multi Mission - Strike, ASuW and ASW
12 x Harrier GR.7/9
10 x Sea King ASaC and Merlin HM Mk.1 helicopters
Multi Mission - Strike and ASuW
18 x Harrier GR.7/9
4 x Sea King ASaC and Merlin HM Mk.1 helicopters
JOHNBECK Uploaded by JOHNBECK on . WORLD OF WARSHIPS HMS ARK ROYAL LIGHT AIRCRAFT CARRIER - Desktop Nexus Boats Download free wallpapers and background images: WORLD OF WARSHIPS HMS ARK ROYAL LIGHT AIRCRAFT CARRIER. Desktop Nexus Boats background ID 2423053. HMS Ark Royal was a light aircraft carrier and former flagship of the Royal Navy. She was the third and final vessel of Invincible class. She was built by Swan Hunter on the River Tyne and launched by them in 1981. Ark Royal was christened by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. She followed sister ships HMS Invincible and HMS Illustrious into service in 1985.

Affectionately known as The Mighty Ark, she is the fifth Royal Navy ship to have borne the name of the 1587 flagship that defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588. Originally intended to be named Indomitable to match the rest of the class, this was changed due to the public reaction to the loss of the Ark Royal name after the scrapping of the previous Ark Royal in 1980, after 30 years' service.

Slightly larger than her sister ships, and with a steeper ski-jump ramp, Ark Royal carried the STOVL (Short Take Off and Vertical Landing) Harrier Jump Jet aircraft, as well as various helicopters. With a crew complement of over 1,000 sailors and aviators, she saw active service in the 1990s Bosnian War and the 2003 Invasion of Iraq.

Originally due to be retired in 2016, Ark Royal was instead decommissioned on 11 March 2011, as part of the Navy restructuring portion of the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review. After Ark Royal's decommissioning HMS Albion replaced her as the Royal Navy flagship. Ark Royal was sold for scrap to the Turkish company Leyal Ship Recycling and left Portsmouth in May 2013.

Complement:
685 crew
366 Fleet Air Arm
Armament:
3 Mark 15 Phalanx CIWS
2 GAM-B01 20 mm guns
Aircraft carried:
Until December 2010, 22 aircraft;
Multi Mission - Strike, ASuW and ASW
12 x Harrier GR.7/9
10 x Sea King ASaC and Merlin HM Mk.1 helicopters
Multi Mission - Strike and ASuW
18 x Harrier GR.7/9
4 x Sea King ASaC and Merlin HM Mk.1 helicopters
Rating: 4.1

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Uploaded By: JOHNBECK
Date Uploaded: September 23, 2018
Filename: 7-HMS-Ark-Royal-013.jpg
Original Resolution: 1818x768
File Size: 437.19KB
Category: Military

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