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  Haze Gray & Underway World Aircraft Carrier Lists
The World Aircraft Carriers Lists are a comprehensive, detailed listing of all the world's aircraft carriers and seaplane tenders, from the start of naval aviation into the 21st century.
Every carrier and seaplane tender ever built or planned is listed, with complete technical data, historical sketches and photographs for virtually every ship.
Aircraft Carrier Historical Data from the Naval Historical Center
www.hazegray.org /navhist/carriers   (979 words)

  
  ACIBC - Aircraft Carrier Industrial Base Coalition - Carrier Fact Sheet
Aircraft carriers have been employed in every major and many smaller global conflicts including Vietnam; Grenada and Lebanon (1983); Libya (1986); Operation Desert Storm (1991); and most recently in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The Navy’s carrier acquisition program, CVN 21, is planned to be a 12-ship class – the first seven of which are in the Navy’s 30 year Shipbuilding Plan between 2008 and 2031.
The coalition seeks to preserve the strength of the aircraft carrier force structure and promote the value of the aircraft carrier industrial base by educating policymakers and other stakeholders about the vital role that aircraft carriers play as the dominant sea-based platform in the defense of our nation.
www.acibc.org /factsheets/program.asp   (720 words)

  
 ACIBC - Aircraft Carrier Industrial Base Coalition - About the ACIB
The aircraft carrier industry includes both large and small firms, some of which are completely dependent on aircraft carrier procurement and modernization for survival.
Aircraft carriers were also engaged in combat and operations in Grenada and Lebanon in 1983, Libya in 1986, Operation Desert Storm in 1991, Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001 and most recently, Operation Iraqi Freedom.
With each new carrier that is built, significant changes in technology are being implemented both on the ship and in the tools and methodology used to construct the carrier.
www.acibc.org /factsheets/abouttheacib.asp   (772 words)

  
 Naval Technology - Charles De Gaulle - Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
The 38,000t, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle was constructed at the DCN Brest naval shipyard in Brittany.
Super Etendard and Hawkeye E-2C aircraft carried out a number of sorties but the ship's F1 standard Rafale M fighters did not take part in operations, although they were included in exercises with the US Navy.
The carrier is fitted with the SATRAP computerised, integrated stabilisation system designed to maintain stabilisation to within 0.5° of horizontal, allowing aircraft to be operated up to Sea State 5/6.
www.naval-technology.com /projects/gaulle/index.html   (0 words)

  
 Naval Technology - CVF - Royal Navy Future Aircraft Carrier
The carrier will be fitted with a steam catapult or electromagnetic launch system and arrester gear, if the option to convert the carrier to the conventional take-off and landing (CTOL) variant proceeds.
There will be two large 70t-load deck-edge aircraft lifts to transfer aircraft between the hangar and flight decks, one between the islands and one to the aft of the FLYCO island.
The 70t-load deck-edge aircraft lift between the islands is in the lowered position.
www.naval-technology.com /projects/cvf   (0 words)

  
 Aircraft Carriers Stock Footage - Royalty Free by Wrightwood Labs
Footage of the newest American aircraft carrier the USS Ronald Reagan is included.
On deck of Aircraft carrier as an F-14 Tomcat Jet Fighter comes in for landing passing the camera.
A cu of soldiers aboard an aircraft carrier.
www.wrightwood.com /aircraft_carriers.htm   (0 words)

  
 Is China building an aircraft carrier? | FP Passport
In January 2006, Taiwan claimed to have evidence that mainland China was planning to build an entire carrier group, a charge Beijing immediately derided.
China has been pushing ahead with construction of a mega-sized nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to be completed in 2020, according to a Chinese Communist Party's dossier.
The non-nuclear-powered carrier is reported to be a revised version of Ukraine’s Varyag, which China purchased in 1998.
blog.foreignpolicy.com /node/4196   (0 words)

  
 New Aircraft Carrier Christened In Honor of George H.W. Bush - washingtonpost.com
The Pentagon is designing the next generation of aircraft carriers, with the first ship's delivery expected in 2015, a Pentagon spokesman said.
Saturday's ceremony was held at the foot of the gigantic gray bow of the unfinished carrier, in the midst of a rainstorm whose loud claps of thunder periodically startled the thousands of dignitaries, Bush family friends, Navy personnel, shipyard workers and company officials gathered at the Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard.
As a young pilot, Bush flew bombing missions off the USS San Jacinto, part of a naval task force in the Pacific; in 1944, his plane was shot down by Japanese antiaircraft fire.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/07/AR2006100700962.html   (0 words)

  
 China develops flying aircraft carrier | The Register
As any defence expert will tell you, the aircraft carrier if one of the most potent weapons available to the modern international superpower - capable of raining fiery death on less well-endowed nations from a safe distance.
In summary, those readers who live by the sea, or any reasonably large lake or river should keep their eyes peeled for unscheduled flying aircraft carrier landings, presumably preceded by fl helicopter reconaissance flights.
For the record, the real truth behind the Chinese flying aircraft carrier is out there somewhere.
www.theregister.co.uk /2006/11/16/flying_aircraft_carrier   (0 words)

  
 HORNET EVENTS - Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet Museum
Enjoy the ultimate family experience by spending the night onboard the aircraft carrier USS Hornet.
The USS Hornet Museum holds its annual Monster Bash from 7:30pm to midnight onboard the historic aircraft carrier.
The Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation.
www.hornetevents.com   (0 words)

  
 Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum -
Intrepid Growler Concorde Aircraft Collection NEW Exhibits Past Exhibits Exhibit Highlights
[June 6, 2007, Staten Island, NY] The aircraft carrier Intrepid today made a D-Day “landing” on Staten Island, Wednesday, June 6th, after being towed from a slip at Bayonne Dry Dock & Repair Corp.
Intrepid’s 9:00 AM scheduled arrival was followed by an 11:00 AM welcome ceremony.
www.intrepidmuseum.org   (0 words)

  
 eaglecrest.com - active duty and wholesale military ball caps, patches, decals, luggage, shirts, coins, and kids apparel
Don't forget that Eagle Crest® carries a full line of "Made in the USA" ball caps.
These caps are made to military specs and have been worn by our armed forces for years.
One of our original products is the embroidered key ring which replicates the "REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT" banner found on the landing gear locking pin of military aircraft".
www.eaglecrest.com   (0 words)

  
 The Midway :: San Diego's Aircraft Carrier Museum - San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum
The Midway :: San Diego's Aircraft Carrier Museum - San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum
No carrier has the history or the crew to match the Midway.  A 47-year odyssey that spanned the end of WWII and Desert Storm, an odyssey in which more than 225,000 Americans took part.
Enjoy visits to Midway year-round!  We now offer a variety of membership opportunities, ranging from individual to family.  And, check out the premium membership opportunities with unique benefits.
www.midway.org /site/pp.asp?c=coIMKTMCF&b=81432   (0 words)

  
 Aircraft Carrier Clocks - NauticalSupplyShop.com
Learn more about Aircraft Carrier Clocks in our Nautical Article Gallery.
Bill Gates, geek extraordinaire, has said: "The Wright brothers created the single greatest cultural force since the invention of writing.
The airplane became the first world wide web, bringing people of different languages, ideas and values together."Please remain seated until the aircraft comes to a complete stop, and whisper words of gratitude to the Wright brothers for their determination in discovering what it takes to make a safe landing.
www.nauticalsupplyshop.com /nautical-gifts/carriers.html   (177 words)

  
  Aircraft carrier at AllExperts
Carriers steam at speed, for example up to 35 knots (65 km/h), into the wind during take-off in order to increase the apparent wind speed, thereby reducing the speed of the aircraft relative to the ship.
By the late 1930s, aircraft carriers around the world typically carried three types of aircraft: torpedo bombers, also used for conventional bombings and reconnaissance; dive bombers, also used for reconnaissance (in the U.S. Navy, this type of aircraft were known as "scout bombers"); and fighters for fleet defence and bomber escort duties.
Aircraft carriers are generally the largest ships operated by navies; a Nimitz class carrier powered by two nuclear reactors and four steam turbines is 1092 ft (333 m) long and costs about $4.5 billion.
en.allexperts.com /e/a/ai/aircraft_carrier.htm   (5371 words)

  
  Aircraft carrier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carriers steam at speed, for example up to 35 knots (65 km/h), into the wind during take-off in order to increase the apparent wind speed, thereby reducing the speed of the aircraft relative to the ship.
Though aircraft carriers are given their definition with respect to fixed-wing aircraft, the first known instance of using a ship for airborne operations occurred in 1806, when the Royal Navy's Lord Thomas Cochrane launched kites from the 32-gun frigate HMS Pallas in order to drop propaganda leaflets on the French territory.
By the late 1930s, aircraft carriers around the world typically carried three types of aircraft: torpedo bombers, also used for conventional bombings and reconnaissance; dive bombers, also used for reconnaissance (in the U.S. Navy, this type of aircraft were known as "scout bombers"); and fighters for fleet defence and bomber escort duties.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aircraft_carrier   (6917 words)

  
 aircraft carrier. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The carrier’s distinctive features are a flat upper deck (flight deck) that functions as a takeoff and landing field, and a main deck (hangar deck) beneath the flight deck for storing and servicing the aircraft.
By 1942 the aircraft carrier had replaced the battleship as the major unit in a modern fleet, and in World War II it was indispensable in naval operations against a sea- or land-based enemy.
After World War II aircraft carriers were enlarged and improved by the British and U.S. navies and became the nucleus of the standard naval combat formation.
www.bartleby.com /65/ai/aircraft.html   (297 words)

  
 Aircraft carrier - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Modern aircraft carriers have a flat-top deck, the flight deck that serves as a take-off and landing area for aircraft.
Carriers steam at speed, for example up to 35 knots (65 km/h), into the wind during take-off in order to increase the apparent wind speed, thereby reducing the speed of the aircraft relative to the ship.
Aircraft carriers are generally the largest ships operated by navies; a Nimitz class carrier powered by two nuclear reactors and four steam turbines is 1092 ft (333 m) long and costs about $4.5 billion.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/Aircraft_carrier   (5026 words)

  
 The Carrier Myth
Moreover, because the carriers were expected to face attack from waves of Soviet Backfire bombers and cruise missiles, the Navy embarked on a buildup of Ticonderoga-class Aegis air defense cruisers and Arleigh Burke-class destroyers to handle airborne threats.
A carrier's ability to project sustained firepower depended on generating numerous sorties, and claims for high sortie rates are key to the carrier myth.
Carrier strike aircraft may be free to operate from a deck in international waters, but they depend on land-based support to reach maximum combat effectiveness.
www.afa.org /magazine/March1999/0399carrier.asp   (3626 words)

  
 Escort aircraft carrier at AllExperts
The escort aircraft carrier or escort carrier, was a small aircraft carrier utilized by the Royal Navy and the United States Navy in World War II.
Several escort carriers were pressed back into service during the first years of the Vietnam war because of their ability to carry large amounts of aircraft.
The last chapter in the saga of the escort carriers consisted out of two conversions: As an experiment, the USS Thetis Bay (CVE-90) was converted from an aircraft carrier into a pure helicopter carrier (CVHA-1) and used by the Marine Corps to carry assault helicopters for the first wave of amphibious landing operations.
en.allexperts.com /e/e/es/escort_aircraft_carrier.htm   (1911 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How Aircraft Carriers Work"
At its most basic level, an aircraft carrier is simply a ship outfitted with a flight deck -- a runway area for launching and landing airplanes.
Under international Freedom of Navigation laws, aircraft carriers and other warships are recognized as sovereign territories in almost all of the ocean.
Carriers can move in excess of 35 knots (40 mph, 64 kph), which gives them the ability to get anywhere in the ocean in a few weeks.
science.howstuffworks.com /aircraft-carrier.htm   (739 words)

  
 U.S. Navy - A Brief History of Aircraft Carriers
1, 1922 - Congress authorized the conversion of the unfinished battle cruisers Lexington and Saratoga as aircraft carriers and as permitted under the terms of the Washington Treaty.
On the morning of the 26th, while it was still dark, she launched a strike group of 69 aircraft which arrived over the target undetected shortly after dawn and completed the theoretical destruction of the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel locks without opposition.
The three aircraft carriers of the Pacific Fleet were not present.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/ships/carriers/cv-hist1.html   (1303 words)

  
 Aircraft carrier - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki
Aircraft carriers were a type of naval vessel in Earth's 20th and 21st century.
Their design and size allowed for aircraft, including fighters, bombers, and helicopters, to be launched or retrieved at sea.
Many aircraft carriers after World War II were powered by nuclear fission.
memory-alpha.org /en/wiki/Aircraft_carrier   (224 words)

  
 Aircraft Carriers - Navy Ships
Should the situation require it, the aircraft carrier and air wing team are ready on arrival to accomplish whatever mission is given, from unobtrusive surveillance to strikes and anything in between.
Although aircraft carriers are routinely deployed near traditional areas of potential conflict, the aircraft carrier can move to another area of the world should a crisis erupt, and be ready to operate upon arrival.
Navy Aircraft Carriers: Cost-Effectiveness of Conventionally and Nuclear-Powered Carriers.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/ship/cv.htm   (3232 words)

  
 Aircraft Carrier Funding
This carrier issue is not new to Congress, for it was only last year that the House and Senate authorized and appropriated $832 million to begin construction on a new carrier to replace one built in the 1950's.
Construction of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier entails special skills and a comprehensive base of second- and third-tier suppliers--all of whom are not common to the construction of a nuclear-powered submarine.
If new carrier construction were delayed, or stretched out--an alternative that is apparently being considered--the result is likely to be a far more expensive program, due to the need to accommodate the loss of key suppliers and to recreate and qualify skilled teams to do the work.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/ship/docs/931026-cr.htm   (2690 words)

  
 Japanese aircraft carrier Hiryu - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
She took part in the attack on Pearl Harbor that started the Pacific War and she was destroyed on June 5, 1942 by air attack in the Battle of Midway.
On 7 December 1941 she was with the Strike Force in the attack on Pearl Harbor.
She launched two waves of planes at 10:50 and 12:45 against Yorktown, heavily damaging the American carrier (she was sunk later by I-158).
www.voyager.in /Japanese_aircraft_carrier_Hiryu   (555 words)

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