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RNAS Yeovilton exhibition opens
8:00pm Monday 9th September 2013 in What's On
IN what is the third opening of a new exhibition this summer at the Fleet Air Arm Museum at RNAS Yeovilton – a new exhibition has opened to present the story of the development of the two new Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers and their impressive capabilities for the 21st Century.
The aircraft carriers HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales are expected to enter service in 2016 and 2018.
The vessels will continue the rich tradition of Royal Naval aircraft carriers and will be the largest warships ever constructed for the Royal Navy.
They will measure 280 metres (920ft) long and displace 65,000 tonnes and will carry Lockheed Martin F35B Lightning II Fighters as part of their embarked air group.
The new permanent exhibition features films showing the unique ‘building block’ construction process along with interactive displays allowing the user to manoeuvre aircraft on a flight deck and take-off.