04 07 2014 10 00

Key Facts

65,000 Tonnes

The ships will be 65,000 tonnes at full displacement – over three times the size of the current Invincible Class Aircraft Carriers.

8,000-10,000 NM

Range; 8,000 to 10,000 nautical miles.

80 MW

Each ship has two propellers which together will output 80MW of power - enough to run 1,000 family cars or 50 high speed trains.

56 M

56m from keel to masthead, which is four metres taller than Niagara Falls!

300,000 Kettles

The distribution network on board will manage enough energy to power 300,000 kettles or 5,500 family homes.

370 Acres

Each ship has 1.5 million m2 of paintwork, which is 370 acres or slightly more than acreage of Hyde Park

33 Tonnes

Each ship’s two propellers will weigh 33 tonnes each - nearly two and half times as heavy as a double decker bus and one and half times as high.

25 Knots

Capable of a top speed in excess of 25 knots

80,000 Tonnes

80,000 tonnes of steel will be used in the construction of the two ships, three times that used in Wembley Stadium

60 Seconds

Each of the two huge aircraft lifts can move two Joint Strike Fighters from the hangar to the flight deck in 60 seconds. They’re so powerful that together they could lift the entire ship’s crew.

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