Aircraft Carriers III

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    #Carrier ABRAHAM #LINCOLN CVN72 and its F/A-18 strike fighters and aircraft of Carrier Air Wing 7 exercised with a USAF B-52H #bomber in the Arabian Sea 1 June. The Stratofortress is from the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron.
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    Welcome aboard the pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first ever landing of an Army Air Corps Apache Attack Helicopter operated by Joint Helicopter Command: 61692578_10156230208890404_8450887113146105856_o.jpg 61744853_2426674780728334_1650796321172357120_o.jpg 61799454_10156230208765404_3468878118125568000_o.jpg 62003656_10156230208785404_1328361547029807104_o.jpg 62008919_10156230208805404_4500328996889690112_o.jpg
    Which goes to illustrate what the QECs are all about, they are Multi Role, Multi Service Aviation Platforms, able to support Navy, RAF and Army aircraft in combat, a far wider operational concept than the traditional idea of an aircraft carrier.
     
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    US aircraft carrier deployed over Iran remains outside Gulf https://www.navytimes.com/news/your...rier-deployed-over-iran-remains-outside-gulf/
     
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    Ahem, back in 1994 the USN outfitted two super carriers, IKE & America to carry US Army troops for an invasion of Haiti...follow the link for the full Monty and more photos...

    The Time When Two Super Carriers Became Floating Army Helicopter Bases

    In 1994 the USS Eisenhower and the USS America were deployed to Haiti with their decks full of Army choppers. The US was threatening an invasion if the Junta did not return power to elected officials, and the 10th Mountain Division and a unique combination of special forces were sent over via the two super-carriers to make sure it happened.

    On July 31st, 1994, the United Nations Security Council passed UNSCR 940, authorizing the use of force to return Haiti back to its democratically elected government after a military coup, led by Raoul Cédras, seized power in 1991. Plans under the name "Operation Uphold Democracy" were quickly drawn up to deploy an overwhelming force to the island, both as a negotiating tool and for an actual invasion if need be.

    As part of the plan, two US super carriers, the America and Eisenhower had their decks packed with various versions of H-60 Blackhawks, OH-58 Kiowas, AH-1 Cobras and H-47 Chinooks. The Eisenhower carried a force of 2,000 soldiers and 58 helicopters from the 10th Mountain Division and the America carried an assortment of special operations forces and choppers from the 160th SOAR 'Nightstalkers' for air support.

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    We've previously deployed Army Apaches aboard the LPH Ocean and Invincible class carriers, this was the fist time they deployed to the deck of a QEC: 7349ceffc1d24458bfca4b2520a0b886-0x0.jpg Apache%202.jpg ArkApache2.jpg 61821554_10156110714171481_4297393136478453760_n.jpg
     
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    Navy's Plan to Retire a Carrier Early Could Be Axed by New Bill https://www.military.com/daily-news...ire-carrier-early-could-be-axed-new-bill.html
     
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    It's secretly a SHIELD Heli-Carrier: 06-flying-aircraft-carrier.jpg
     
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