Its been a while since we discussed aircraft carriers so I thought I would kick off with a couple of bonkers questions.
1. Can you safely launch and recover a conventional fixed wing aircraft from the 300m deck and ski jump of the QE class aircraft carriers without impeding too much F35B and Merlin flight operations
2. Could that aircraft carry a useful payload in addition to appropriate protection and communications equipment.
I suppose the real question is why would you bother but it is still something to ponder.
A few fun videos to watch.