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The Golden Years of Royal Navy Aviation

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Yeesh those carriers had to have been smaller than the USN's refitted Essex-class ships...and they launched and recovered F-4s and Buccaneers on those!

 

Hats off to our UK cousins, they were the pioneers of modern naval aviation.

 

 

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Never knew the sea vixen had such an offset cockpit.

 

Also, anyone know if the Royal Navy's carrier-based F-4s were ever used for A/G or were they strictly air defense? One would figure that was a lot of weight to haul off those tiny decks.

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Seems like it was the case with SNEB rockets pods and small/medium sized bombs.

 

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