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Queen Elizabeth Class (CVF)

The STOVL variant shows a single island being considered in 1999. Later designs have replaced the single island with a forward ship control island and an aft flight control 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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