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Photographer:Douglas Cromby [View profile]Title:HMS ILLUSTRIOUS R06Added:Jul 05, 2005
Location:Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Photo Category: Aircraft Carriers
Royal Navy carrier Illustrious seen approaching Portsmouth, 31 May 2002.
Vessel Identification
Pennant no.:R06
Technical Data
Vessel type:Combat Vessel
Gross tonnage:20,600 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1982
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (3)

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Douglas Cromby on Apr 27, 2005 10:10 (13 years ago)

The Harrier is the main aircraft on these carriers. They do in fact also carry lots of helicopters too. I believe they mix the numbers depending on the role or deployment.

Best regards
Lanaud on Apr 23, 2005 21:12 (13 years ago)
Just want to know..... Is the main british aircraft still the Harrier? No big runway needed for those.
Kent Malo on Apr 23, 2005 19:57 (13 years ago)
Hard to tell she is an aircraft carrier from the starboard side, for a landlubber, for the old sailor, the upsweep of the launching deck gives her away, great photo.
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