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Big Lizzie in the Sea of Time

So ... it's 2022. HMS Queen Elizabeth is sailing south to deter Argentina from making (yet another) try at the Falkland Islands. And then she sails into a storm and emerges in 1940, just after the Fall of France.

What next ...?

Chris
 

Charles EP M.

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A modern day aircraft carrier with bombing-capable jets that can outspeed the Luftwaffe, and it comes from a future where the Nazis utterly lose and appearing in Britain's Darkest Hour and knows all the sins the Nazis will do & also some of their weaknesses? I assume Germany's pretty stuffed.

How stuffed would depend on how long HMS Queen Elizabeth and its jets can go to war when all their ammo and spare parts are in 2019. If it has 24 Lightning II's onboard, how many missiles and bombs does it have before they're out? And how long can it stretch that in a way that implies they've got a hell of a lot more, be afraid?
 

David Flin

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It's operating on gas turbines, and if it's close to the Falkland Islands, that means its got to turn around and come back. Of course, 1940 Britain doesn't have a significant gas production capability. It's got a range of 10K nautical miles, and its about 8K nautical miles to the Falklands. Assuming that it topped up at Gib, (6.5K to Falklands) it would run out of fuel about 7K nautical miles from Britain, or about 5.5K from Gib.
 

Charles EP M.

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I assumed "sailing south" meant it'd only just headed off. If it's stuck out in the ocean, that's going to be a huge problem.

(If it made it back to Blighty or mostly back but the fuel reserves are exhausted, that'd be an interesting story: how long can HMS Queen Elizabeth con the Axis into thinking it can sail towards them and isn't just going to sit in the sea?)
 

David Flin

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(If it made it back to Blighty or mostly back but the fuel reserves are exhausted, that'd be an interesting story: how long can HMS Queen Elizabeth con the Axis into thinking it can sail towards them and isn't just going to sit in the sea?)
As a general rule, the interesting part of these ISOT type scenarios is not in the battles (yes, 2020 weapon systems beat the shit out of 1940 weapon systems; bfd), but in the complications the moderns face when cut off from logistical support.
 

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I don't mean to be a dick but hasn't this idea been done to death? Hell you yourself did it more then once with Nazi Victory Aircraft carriers.
 

lordroel

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So ... it's 2022. HMS Queen Elizabeth is sailing south to deter Argentina from making (yet another) try at the Falkland Islands. And then she sails into a storm and emerges in 1940, just after the Fall of France.

What next ...?

Chris
None of here escorts are joining here, because i heave heard the RN wants to have a escort of "two Type 45 destroyers, two Type 23 frigates, a nuclear submarine, a Tide-class tanker and RFA Fort Victoria".
 

Hendryk

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I don't mean to be a dick but hasn't this idea been done to death? Hell you yourself did it more then once with Nazi Victory Aircraft carriers.
Indeed. Since The Final Countdown variations on this concept have been explored so often that it has exhausted its potential. Those ISOT scenarios ought to bring something new to the table, and this one doesn't, leaving aside how trite it is to revisit "Britain's Finest Hour" for the umpteenth time.

Now I suppose it might be possible to turn this into something unexpected; say, the people from 2022 bring with them a strain of the influenza virus that ravages the UK of 1940.
 

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So ... it's 2022. HMS Queen Elizabeth is sailing south to deter Argentina from making (yet another) try at the Falkland Islands. And then she sails into a storm and emerges in 1940, just after the Fall of France.
Of course, 1940 Britain doesn't have a significant gas production capability.
HMSQNLZ is going to need a dedicated F-44 and F-76 refinery all to itself.
 
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