Aircraft Carriers III

Discussion in 'World Armed Forces' started by Jeff Head, Apr 17, 2015.

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    Oh come on, Putin's a pussycat, and the poor old Admiral Kuznetsov needs some serious TLC, could probably swap another squadron of Su-35 or maybe even a squadron of????? LOL

    I work on my cars too, but when they are seriously broke, I take em to a real mechanic!
     
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    GREAT pics!

    Must be nice to come across and see both carriers there like that!
     
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    @bd popeye @Air Force Brat @asif iqbal @Deino @duncanidaho @Bltizo @Equation @Jura

    It seems to me tht the US and her allies have settled, among other thing and ways, to face the growing munbers and capability of the PLAN, particularly in the Carrier area, is to do so by making themselves and their allies capable of fielding a large number of smaller, excort type carriers, armed with anywhere from 12 or 14 to 28 F-35Bs, and to do so quickly.

    The US has been training their LHDs and LHAs to carry and work with larger and larger numbers of F-35Bs. Not just the six they would nromally carry for CAS, but with numbers in excess of 14-16, which I have seen lately.

    Now we see the Izumo class Japanese being announced as to carry F-35Bs, and they will probably carry 20-24 aircraft. The Koreans have announced that they plan to do similarly with the Dokdo class.

    Austrlia s now taking another look at the F-35B, and I expect India will try and see iof they can get some for their new carriers.

    We know that the UK, Itly, and Spain will have them, and Turkey is talking like they would like to embark them on their new flat deck vessels as well.

    So, the US, in addition to the eleven nuclear powered super carrierswhichwill have the Super Hornets and the F-35C "Charlie" will be able to bring forward 4-6 LHD/LHA escort carriers with 20-24 F-35Bs, and we will see US allies with anywhere from 4-8 small carriers in the Western Pacific.

    I expect Japan will now wait and see wht happens. If the Chinese coninue to move foraward with plns to build 2 or four more carriers, I would expect Japan to build a couple of more.

    I would also be surprised if Japan id not make every effort possible to enhance those carriers with better AEW and SW protection by helping develop the EV-22 AEW Oprey and the SV-22 ASW Oprey, which those vessels could cerinly use to very good effect.

    It is a very interesting thing to be watching as both sides size one another up and respond, and then try and counter what the other is doing.

    Here are some pics f the US doing things with F-35Bs recently on the Wasp (and they sailed through the SCS with 12-14 F-35Bs aboard, and the Essex in the Perisan Gulf, and the America as she prepares to work with a full load of aircraft. I have a couple of the QE too.

    Essex-F-35-01.jpg Wasp-F-35-02.jpg Wasp-F-35-04.jpg Wasp-F-35-05.jpg America-F-35-05.jpg QE-F-35-01.jpg
     
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    A Few more:

    America-F-35-02.jpg QE-F-35-02.jpg America-F-35-01.jpg Wasp-F-35-04.jpg Wasp-F-35-01.jpg

    ...and just so everyone can know...the US has deployed six of these vessels at at time before...and we coul;d do it again if need be.

    Can you imagine? Four nuclear carriers, six LHD/LHAs, all carrying stealth 5th gen fighters, and then add the two Izumos and two Dokdos in support, perhaps the Canberras to...and if we really needed the help, the UK would be there. That's18 carriers we could bring to the table if necessary. Anyhow, I always did love this pic:

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    yes, its very amazing that we are seeing more and more sophisticated combinations of F-35Bs aboard ship, this concept is maturing, Good to see you on deck tonight Brother Jeff!
     
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    That's a lot of potential airpower....
     
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    pretty interesting
    Carrier Conundrums
    part of
    Navy Needs Cyber Secretary, Wouldn’t Say No To Truman Refueling: SecNav Spencer
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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 9, 2019) Sailors observe flight operations from vulture's row aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Ike is underway conducting flight deck certification during the basic phase of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zach Sleeper)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 9, 2019) An E2-C Hawkeye assigned to the "Screwtops" of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 123
    prepares to take off on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication
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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 9, 2019) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Gunslingers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105 approaches on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zach Sleeper)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 9, 2019) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Gunslingers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105 lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zach Sleeper)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 9, 2019) An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the "Screwtops" of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 123 lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zach Sleeper)
     
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    Yesterday at 7:35 AM
    related is
    SECNAV defends plans to mothball aircraft carrier Truman https://www.navytimes.com/news/your...ds-plans-to-mothball-aircraft-carrier-truman/
    "decommission 11 minesweepers" huh

    have to go now, but I'm going to look at the numbers oh and please don't tell me about the LCSs game-changers
     
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    The Queen and the Prince:
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