Turn the Aircraft Carrier!

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  1. Lucky13

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    Just don't ask them to stop on a dime :)
     
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    You can search on YouTube and see them actually doing this. It is very impressive.
     
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    And cool to.
     
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    Looking at there made me glad I was on the land. :puke:
     
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    True that Eric!

    Still mightly impressive, better have everything tied down well…
     
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    I'd rather do a Split 'S' in the air. :)
     
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    When they do that they are running at flank speed.
     
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    Heck, not only do they move your airfield away from where you left it, they throw it around like speed boat!
     
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    #10 michaelmaltby, Aug 12, 2012
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    Impressive ..... ain't nuclear great ... or not, eh Parsifal? :)

    MM
     
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    CVA 66 - USS America was not a CVAN, she was a CVA meaning she was conventionally powered. she was one of the four Kitty Hawk Class, following the USS Enterprise into service

    "Originally ordered as an Enterprise-class nuclear carrier, the ballooning costs of Enterprise during construction caused the cancellation of the nuclear CVAN-66 and her reordering as a conventionally-powered Kitty Hawk-class carrier. She was laid down on 1 January 1961 at Newport News, Virginia, by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Corp; launched on 1 February 1964, and commissioned at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard on 23 January 1965, Captain Lawrence Heyworth, Jr., in command.

    After fitting out there until 15 March 1965, America remained in Hampton Roads for operations off the Virginia Capes until getting underway on 25 March. She conducted her first catapult launch on 5 April 1965, with Commander Kenneth B. Austin, the carrier's executive officer, piloting a Douglas A-4C Skyhawk. Proceeding thence to the Caribbean, the carrier conducted shakedown training and concluded it at Guantanamo Bay on 23 June.

    Entering the Norfolk shipyard for post-shakedown availability on 10 July, she remained there until 21 August. She next operated locally through late August and then proceeded to the operating areas off the Virginia Capes and to Bermuda, arriving back at Norfolk on 9 September. On 25 September, Rear Admiral J. O. Cobb broke his flag as Commander, Carrier Division 2 (CarDiv 2).

    The picture shows her at flank speed....amount 34kn (39mph). I dont know her TD but by the look of it its about 1000 yds or so. If Im right, thats very impressive.
     
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    The top pic is the USS Nimitz (CVN-68 ). Cool pics!
     
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    good pickup on the Nimitz....I agree incidentally
     
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    In 1945, after being hit hard by a pair of Kamikazi's, the USS Bunker Hill's engineering officer had his carrier turn as hard as possible, just like this, so as to force water and burning gasoline to flow off the decks.
     
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    Did it work?
     
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