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BRITAIN'S biggest warship by numbers

BRITAIN'S biggest warship by numbers

l Cost £3.1 billion.

l Took five years to build.

l More than 10,000 workers involved from more than 100 companies.

l Fully operational by 2020.

l Can carry 40 jets and helicopters.

l Weighs 65,000 tonnes.

l Crew of 679 but has capacity for 1600.

l At 56m high, it is taller than Niagara Falls.

l Her 280m long flight deck is size of 60 tennis courts.

l Four jumbo jets could stand alongside each other on 70m wide deck.

l Carries enough fuel to transport family car to moon and back 12 times.

l Has range of 10,000 nautical miles.

l Fitted with long-range 3D radar, can track more than 1000 targets at once and can spot tennis ball travelling at 2000mph.

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