Aircraft Carriers

Defence written question – answered on 4th March 2014.

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Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The F-35 jet engine, which is also known as the F135, as a whole unit cannot be transported by any of the Ministry of Defence's rotary wing assets. The F-35 engine is typically broken down into smaller modules for transportation. The heaviest module is the engine power module which a Chinook aircraft is capable of carrying as an underslung load to deliver it to the Queen Elizabeth class carrier.

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