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    I've never been a fan of nukes since I generally feel retaliation only leads to the death of more innocence!

    However, I'm slightly confused trident was expected to cost 31 billion to replace with 10 billion set aside encase. wouldn't it be more beneficial to replicate hms queen elizabeth and hms prince of wales and have an roughly an extra 10 air craft carriers? (Thats over kill I know, some could be put towards NHS and education) since it cost 6.2 billion for hms QE and her sister ship?

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    There's a difference between life costs and upfront costs.

    The lifetime costs of 10 aircraft carriers, a fleet of ~600 aircraft to fly off them, and all the servicemen needed to operate them (it's at least 1000 per carrier) would be astronomical.
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    There's a difference between life costs and upfront costs.

    The lifetime costs of 10 aircraft carriers, a fleet of ~600 aircraft to fly off them, and all the servicemen needed to operate them (it's at least 1000 per carrier) would be astronomical.
    veryy true but perhaps an extra 3 vs the cost of trident?
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    (Original post by Ellyott)
    veryy true but perhaps an extra 3 vs the cost of trident?
    That doesn't offer the same capabilities of Trident. It's not a like for like replacement.
 
 
 
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