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  Aircraft carrier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
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.
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 Aircraft carrier - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
An aircraft carrier is a warship whose main role is to deploy and recover aircraft.
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 $5 billion.
More modern uses of aircraft carriers include the Falklands War, where the United Kingdom was able to win a conflict some 8,000 miles from home in large part due to the use of the carriers HMS Hermes and HMS Invincible.
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 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.
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 Aircraft carrier -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
With seven aircraft carriers afloat, the Royal Navy had a considerable numerical advantage at the start of the war as neither the Germans or the Italians had carriers of their own.
However, the vulnerability of carriers to traditional battleships was quickly illustrated by the sinking of HMS Glorious by German battlecruisers during the Norwegian campaign in 1940.
By World War II, seaplane carriers were no longer considered to be equals to carriers which could operate conventional aircraft, as conventional planes could fly farther, faster, with heavier weapons loads and greater performance; by the end of the war, early helicopters were taking over many of the roles of seaplanes.
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 China and aircraft carrier - Asia Finest Discussion Forum
Ok so your argument is to not have aircraft carriers which I believe is not simply a symbol of might and power but the vitality of sea and a strong navy.
Aircraft carriers is a good way to deploy large amount of airforces in a short amount of time effectively playing an offensive role.
On a more serious note, by having an aircraft carrier it would allow China to play a bigger role on the international scene in more peacekeeping missions and aid missions perhaps, though I guess this is very low on the list of China's concerns, but would help raise it's profile.
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 Articles - Aircraft carrier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Starting late in the war with the ´´Midway´´; class, American carriers had grown so large that it was no longer practical to continue the concept of designing the hangar deck to be the strength deck, and all subsequent American carriers have the flight deck as the strength deck, leaving only the island as superstructure.
Task Force 77 consisted at that time of the carriers ´´Valley Forge´´ and ´´HMS Triumph.´´ Before the armistice of July 27, 1953, 12 U.S. carriers served 27 tours in the Sea of Japan as part of the Task Force 77.
When it is configured to operate as VSTOL aircraft carrier, the operating range will be about 25,000 tons, and it will operate a maximum of 20 Matador AV-8B+, F-35 or a mixed force of both aircraft.
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 Aircraft Carrier Books and Movies plus DVD 's
Carrier Clash is the definitive combat history of the Battle of the Eastern Solomons' history's third battle (of only five) between American and Japanese aircraft carriers.
Carrier Clash is an important contribution to the military history of World War II's battle for control of the Pacific.
Aircraft carriers were the most important pieces on the board in an epic chess match between the U.S.' and Japan's foremost naval commanders - Admirals Yamamoto and Nimitz.
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The command module and its crew were flawlessly recovered by the aircraft carrier USS Hornet.
An aircraft carrier is a warship whose main role is to deploy and recover aircraftaircraftin effect acting as a sea-going airbase.
aircraft carrierSubmarine aircraft carriers, such as the French Surcouf, or the Japanese I-400 class submarines which were capable of carrying 3 Aichi M6A Seiran aircraft.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/A/Aircraft-carrier.htm   (532 words)

At the time, with 474 aircraft, the First Air Fleet was the single most powerful grouping of naval aviation power in the world.
With this revolutionary innovation the groundwork for the true carrier task force had been laid, a battle group which could travel long distances and bring decisive combat power to bear in its chosen theatre of operations.
The special features include "close-up" narrative and action studies of individual IJN aircraft carriers in more detail, and include links to the War Maps and summaries as well as a "deluxe illustrated" format.
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 Bublos.com, Books ›› US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1922-45 : Prewar classes (New Vanguard)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Despite being converted into an aircraft tender, it was the first step in a new direction for the US Navy and naval warfare.
I may be guilty of exaggeration when I claim that the pre-war American aircraft carriers won the war in the Pacific, but I stand by my claim.
It wasn't really possible to "hide" something the size of two city blocks--the intent was to confuse submarines and aircraft concerning the aircraft carrier's vector and hopefully cause bombs and torpedoes to miss.
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 A rejoinder to "The USMC and Aircraft Carriers... don't leave home without 'em" | Samizdata.net
In referece to Perry de Havilland and his Samizdata post of 28 Nov entitled The USMC and Aircraft Carriers...
Aside from the recovery of the downed helicopter, Army and Air Force special forces, and CIA types, seem to have been the primary ground forces that aided the Northern Alliance, set ambushes in the south, and guided the bombing strikes.
During the transformation debate prior to this war(at least as recorded in the press), I don't recall anyone really trying the eliminate either carriers or Marines, but there was consideration of how many carriers/marines/fighters/army divisions/everything else are required - and what is the best mix.
www.samizdata.net /blog/archives/001432.html   (527 words)

 Leveraging F-35 STOVL capabilities for maximum effects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The monies saved from not throwing away aircraft each year into the ocean would enable us to build up more aircraft numbers so we are ready if we have to face an inland nation-state air force with hundreds of less expensive land based fighters—remember they have "home field advantage".
The army aircrafts could be deployed to assist landing forces in the rapid establishment of a land-based air defense unit but not could be recovered.
As the load carrying capability of the two-seat Ka-1 was too limited, the carrier borne conversions were operated as single seat machines carrying two 132lb (60kg) depth charges.
www.geocities.com /usarmyaviationdigest/jsfspecops.htm   (5848 words)

 The USMC and Aircraft Carriers... | Samizdata.net
For many years, some elements within the US military have argued that due to the range of modern jet fighters and the advent of in-flight refueling, the era of the aircraft carrier is over.
Hopefully this will once and for all put paid to the idea that either large aircraft carriers or the US Marine Corps are a waste of resources.
For strategic, operational and tactical flexibility, with the ability to respond to unexpected threats in unexpected places, the USMC and the aircraft carrier are the perfect tools.
www.samizdata.net /blog/archives/001446.html   (398 words)

 Bottling up US carriers (Jim Calpin)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
And yes, I realize it is only effectively 4 carriers, since Nimitz and TR are in maintenance...
From: Jim Calpin Newsgroups: sci.military.naval Subject: Re: "Where the Aircraft Carriers Are !" Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 08:53:43 -0400 Steven James Forsberg wrote: > The USN undoubtedly has many plans to deal with such a > contingency.
From: Jim Calpin Newsgroups: sci.military.naval Subject: Re: "Where the Aircraft Carriers Are !" Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 08:42:20 -0400 No, but regardless of whether you are at Newport News, Norfolk, PNSY, or anywhere else in Tidewater, you still have to exit the same channel.
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 Amazon.com: Aircraft Carriers (Land and Sea (Mankato, Minn.).): Books: Michael Green   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It tells the story of the development of these immense vessels, describes their technological and military history, and profiles the carriers-and the planes that fly from them-that roam the oceans today.
They later correctly state that the Essex class carrier scheduled to be named Cabot was renamed Lexington (CV16), commissioned in 1943.
What it does offer is a retrospective of carrier operations from before World War II, a decent amount on World War II operations, and then the Cold War carriers that continue serving on until today.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1560655534?v=glance   (899 words)

 Aircraft carriers - History books, find the lowest prices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Aircraft Carriers : A History of Their Development And Influence on World Events, 1909-1945
Aircraft Carriers : A History of Carrier Aviation and Its Influence on World Events
Escort Carriers in the Pacific : A History of All Escort Carriers in the Pacific During World War II
www.allbookstores.com /Aircraft_Carriers-History.html   (274 words)

 Aircraft Carriers for FS2004 | FS2004 General Forum | Flight Simulator Forums - Fly Away Simulation, Flight Simulator #1
Does anyone know where I can download (and name of file) a good Aircraft Carrier and Aircraft (F18 or F14) with tail hooks for doing takeoff and landings on the Aircraft Carrier.
In FS 2004 the aircraft carrier "Kitty Hawk", CVN 63, is anchored and/or dead in the water a couple of miles outside San Francisco Bay.
There are no aircraft on the flight deck and no sign of any crew onboard.
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 Naval Aviators and US Navy Aircraft Carriers Depicted Across Three Decades of the Cold War as told by a Naval Aviator ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Naval Aviators and US Navy Aircraft Carriers Depicted Across Three Decades of the Cold War as told by a Naval Aviator who experienced it all, “True Faith and Allegiance.
Jack Christiansen, retired Navy flag officer, former U.S. Navy aircraft carrier CO and an aviator's aviator.
“From destroyer to naval aviator to U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, you have woven a masterful chronology of life on the deckplates and cockpits.” LT Wally Neeb, former fighter pilot and naval aviator.
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As the Allies prepared to invade occupied Europe in 1942, a truly nutty idea swept through the British military hierarchy: build giant aircraft carriers made of ice.
Given the other advances dreamt up by the British that made carrier-based jet aviation practical (and safer) like the angled flight deck and steam catapults it's not necessarily something to be dismissed out of hand.
RULCCs (REALLY Ultra Large Crude Carriers) made of ice just might turn out to be structurally stronger and more damage resistant than the current crop of aging ULCCs rusting their way along the seaways today.
www.defensetech.org /archives/000449.html   (484 words)

 Buy Extreme Machines: Aircraft Carriers on DVD @ Gameplanet Store NZ
With unbelievable access aboard the U.S. Navy’s huge floating fortress the John C. Stennis, this program will bring about a new awareness regarding the enormity and variety of all the systems and machinery on board — each one an Extreme Machine in their own right.
We see the carriers in a variety of temperatures from the dry, burning heat of the equator to the bleak frozen temperatures of the Arctic.
Write your own review of Extreme Machines: Aircraft Carriers and share your opinion with other shoppers.
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 The Liberal Avenger: Twelve Aircraft Carriers
This article is about defense budget cuts that the Pentagon is investigating.
One of the ideas is to possibly retire one of our twelve aircraft carriers early:
'When we are at war, it is not a time to reduce carriers,' he said.
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 KMC Forums - full potential of all aircraft carriers worldwide against... The Juggernaut
KMC Forums - full potential of all aircraft carriers worldwide against...
Home » Comic Book Forums » Comic Book 'Versus' Forum » full potential of all aircraft carriers worldwide against...
What are aircraft carriers going to do to Juggernaut?
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 Jane's Information Group
A batch of 15 armoured personnel carriers is being built in Taiwan.
The Ministry of Defence has apportioned continuation design funding for the Future Aircraft Carrier.
DBS Bank is arranging a USD550 million, 10-year aircraft financing deal for Air China.
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 Russia Proves 'Peak Oil' is a Misleading Zionist Scam
So ultimately when domestic demand grew too fast, or cash reserves were finally depleted, America would either be obliged to halve its own use of gasoline, or steal it from someone else by force.
Halving gasoline usage was out of the question, so instead of building hundreds of ultra-deep drilling rigs, Wall Street squandered the cash building more aircraft carriers, with the desperate objective of attacking and permanently occupying the Middle East.
Clearly this time you are forced to carry out the time consuming business of restoring the open hole section at the bottom of the well to its old pristine condition, before various contaminates started to slow down your production rate.
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My acquaintance with names was a professional one, confined to the tallies I carried in my saddlebags.
To say yes was to plant in his young friend's imagination the seed of unjustified hero-worship for a fictional noble deed.
I'll have to remember that." It appeared that the elder Harris was no soberer than his younger brother, though he carried it somewhat better.
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 Varifrank: Today, I was "Unprofessional"...
Today, during an afternoon conference that wrapped up my project of the last 18 months, one of my Euro collegues tossed this little turd out to no one in particular:
Well "Franz", us peasants in America call that kind of ship an "Aircraft Carrier".
Lucky for you and the rest of the world, we are the kind of people who share.
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 Aircraft Carriers : The World's Greatest Naval Vessels and Their Aircraft by Chris Bishop, Chris Chant - 0760320055
Aircraft Carriers : The World's Greatest Naval Vessels and Their Aircraft by Chris Bishop, Chris Chant - 0760320055
Aircraft Carriers : The World's Greatest Naval Vessels and Their Aircraft
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 BOOK SAFARI: Flat-Tops: The Story of Aircraft Carriers
BOOK SAFARI: Flat-Tops: The Story of Aircraft Carriers
Flat-Tops: The Story of Aircraft Carriers was volume # 121 in the Landmark Books series and was originally published in picture cover format in 1969.
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