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Queen Elizabeth Class (CVF)

A STOVL design proposed by Thales. Thales SMART-L radar is mounted on the forward island on the left and Thales APAR targeting radar on the aft FLYCO island.



  • Conventional take-off and landing (CTOL) design of the CVF aircraft carrier
  • Various military and naval aircraft taking off from the CVF aircraft carrier
  • Nuclear powered CVF aircraft carrier deck layout diagram
  • Earlier design of the CVF aircraft carrier considered featuring single island
  • CTOL variant of the CVF aircraft carrier studied by BAE Systems
  • Computer generated image of the CVF aircraft carrier
  • Side profile of the STOVL variant of the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier
  • STOVL variant of the F-35 fighter in flight at high speed
  • Aerial view of the STOVL variant designed CVF aircraft carrier

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