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The QE class were designed to carry four 30mm automatic mountings, but the QE has gone on her extended deployment "fitted for, but not with" these weapons. Presumably PoW will stay in the same condition. There's a very good summary of why these plans have changed here : https://www.navylookout.com/close-in-defence-for-the-royal-navys-aircraft-carriers/
Basically, it's thought Martlets on Wildcats, Phalanx, 0.5cal gpmgs and minguns are adequate for now to meet any close-in threat. Plus the escorts and planes, of course!
I was just wondering does HMS Price of Wales have any Phalanx weapons on board and if it does where are they located?
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