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She's arrived! HMS Queen Lizzie enters Portsmouth Naval Base

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Re: No catapult...

Well the RN have managed since 1979 with only VSTOL aircraft so I suspect they'll cope. AEW is handled by Sea King Mk7 and then, once they leave service, Merlin.

F-35B is in service with the USMC and due for its first embarked deployment next year so, although it's a risk, the main hurdles have been overcome.

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