US Testing its New Gigantic $13 Billion Aircraft Carrier

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US Testing its New Gigantic $13 Billion Aircraft Carrier

I thought Ford was through sea trials by now Will be very interesting to see what shakes out when they start flying combat sorties. Also, will be interesting to see them start to deploy directed energy weapons, which Ford's powerplant is more than capable of powering :D

The Queen Elizabeth class carriers can carry up to 72 fighter jets. 74 F-35 on order. With another tranche more then likely to be around 138 mark in total.

You’ll NEVER feel anymore alive than up top on the flight deck of a carrier while doing flight ops. What a freaking blast. Getting shot off one is insane.

keep building keep sailing. between military and social programs we passed the financial limit of what we can afford a long time ago.

With the rapid dispersal of radioactive contaminents as compared to a land strike, I guarantee using nukes at sea is in the playbook of every nuclear armed country. They even have the reasonable rationale that nuclear retaliation would be inappropriate against land targets.

A to be published new book said Trump was fixated on the first-in-class aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford and regularly expressed dissatisfaction with the ship's high cost of more than $13 billion, the weapons elevators, the catapults, and the placement of the flight command center, known as the ship's "island," on the flight deck.

If a fully loaded fighter takes off(full of fuel and munitions), and that fighter has mechanical issues and has to circle back to land, will the catch cables hold that much weight

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