With the installation of the main ship’s radar being built aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, the future flagship of the Navy, is currently higher than Nelson’s column. Large distant radar mounted on the top acts in the front superstructure of an aircraft carrier. It is reported by the website Navy England on November 28.
Large dark plate at the moment stands at the largest warship of England with a large installation of the radar antenna on the highest part of the structure HMS Queen Elizabeth.
Currently, the height of the future flagship of the fleet is 56 meters (183 feet) — higher than Nelson’s column — after a large crane «Goliath» (Goliath) raised 8.4-ton antenna distant radar survey at the top of the front » island «aircraft carrier.
Radar, similar to the established Type 45 destroyers, together with the antenna mast safely arrived in Rosyth of Hengelo (East Netherlands) in September.
At this time there were at the end of the body «Queen Elizabeth» (completed in November with the first installation of the nose springboard).
With the addition of the mast and dark plate — officially antenna, regardless of its size (32 m or 344 m. Feet) — all of the major building blocks of the ship is now in place.
Radar, which provides three-dimensional tracking, distant picture not only of the sky around the «Queen Elizabeth», and the topside surface placed at a height of 27 meters (88 feet) above the deck, 50 meters (164 feet) above sea level.
And that’s not the highest point, «Queen Elizabeth.» When the next year will be installed antenna connection, the height of 70 meters (230 feet) from the top of the keel to that is the length of class patrol boat River.
As for the radar, it can track down to 1000 targets at ranges up to 400 km (250 miles) from the ship.
This means that if the radar will work in Rosyth, he can track down the south every plane in the sky of England to Birmingham and Nottingham.
When the «Queen Elizabeth» will be based in Portsmouth (arrival is scheduled for 2016-17), «eye» of the radar can see the far north to the Lake District, to the south and east of Nantes to Brussels.