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All British or maybe RAN ships - British-build carriers for all shown (I don't think RN operated Skyhawks, but IIRC RAN did).
 

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Clyde. The Royal Navy did indeed operate Skyhawks and they were built under License by Hawker Siddeley in the UK.
I'm afraid not. You are the victim of a "Hypothetical History" of the Skyhawk in F.A.A. Service by Jennings Heilig, on an aircraft and armor modeler website, http://www.hyperscale.com/
He put Brit insignia on A-4 models, then wrote an alternate history about them.
I admit that at first I thought my B-12 ddeficiency had kicked in again, but nope, I was right and the Brits never had the good sense to buy A-4s.

The pictures are very neat - pretty obvious that the first angle decks weren't much more than paint.
 

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I'm afraid not. You are the victim of a "Hypothetical History" of the Skyhawk in F.A.A. Service by Jennings Heilig, on an aircraft and armor modeler website, http://www.hyperscale.com/
He put Brit insignia on A-4 models, then wrote an alternate history about them.
I admit that at first I thought my B-12 ddeficiency had kicked in again, but nope, I was right and the Brits never had the good sense to buy A-4s.

The pictures are very neat - pretty obvious that the first angle decks weren't much more than paint.
Indeed so. And the result of testing the concept that way led to actual angled decks, to the considerable increase in operational efficiency and safety.

Thanks for vindicating my recollection on the use of A-4s by the RN. I thought the RAN and RNZN did, but that the RN didn't, but didn't look it up.
 

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R21 HMAS Melbourne From WIKI: Melbourne was paid off from RAN service in 1982. A proposal to convert her for use as a floating casino failed, and a 1984 sale was cancelled, before she was sold in 1985 and towed to China for breaking. The scrapping was delayed so Melbourne could be studied by the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) as part of a secret project to develop a Chinese aircraft carrier and used to train PLAN aviators in carrier flight operations.[6]

http://www.ask.com/wiki/HMAS_Melbourne_(R21)?qsrc=3044

Interesting end, never scrapped?

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