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UK's Largest Aircraft Carrier to Be Unveiled | @AutoSentro #military #hobbies

UK's Largest Aircraft Carrier to Be Unveiled | @AutoSentro #military #hobbies

by Elizabeth Howell, Live Science Contributor | A new aircraft carrier — the largest warship ever constructed for the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy — will be officially named in a special ceremony on July 4. Queen Elizabeth II will be on hand to christen the aircraft carrier , which will be named in her honor, according to the U.K.’s Ministry of Defence. HMS Queen Elizabeth ushers in a new class of aircraft carrier for the Royal Navy, according to the Ministry of Defence. “The carriers will be versatile enough to be used across the full spectrum of military activity from war fighting to providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief,” defense officials said in a statement . The new Queen Elizabeth-class (QE-class) warships will each weigh 71,650 tons and will be capable of deploying the next-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightning II jets, which are designed to take o...

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