South Shields Daily Photo

A collection of images from South Shields and the North of England

HMS Ark Royal #6

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HMS Ark Royal on the River Tyne

Helicopter

The penultimate picture in this mini series showing HMS Ark Royal berthed at the Northumbrian Quay in North Shields. Many people took the ferry from South Shields to take advantage of the opportunity to go on board and see the aircraft carrier up close and personal.

In the run-up to becoming fully operational Ark Royal has operated a number of different aircraft types including RAF Harriers and Chinooks, Army Air Corps Apache Longbows, as well as a number of foreign helicopters and the more usual Fleet Air Arm assets.  This has broadened Ark’s capabilities and proven her ability to operate a Tailored Air Group in support of littoral operations, be they Maritime Strike or Amphibious.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 35mm lens, /250 second, f9.5, iso 200

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Written by curly

February 6, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. This is a gorgeous image! Cheers!

    Lachezar

    February 6, 2009 at 5:02 am


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