HMS Queen Elizabeth is the lead ship of the Queen Elizabeth-class of aircraft carrier, the largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy and capable of carrying up to forty aircraft.
Designed to operate V/STOL aircraft, her air wing will typically consist of F-35B Lightning II fighter-bombers and Merlin helicopters for airborne early warning and anti-submarine warfare. There is accommodation for 250 Royal Marines with the capacity to support them with attack helicopters and troop transports up to Chinook size and larger. HMS Queen Elizabeth will be based at HMNB Portsmouth.

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