Aircraft Carriers III


bd popeye

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Great for vertical amphibious assault, but as a proxy aircraft carrier ......
During the Gulf War in 2003 the USN outfitted two LHA/LHD as pocket/Lightning carriers. Each deploying 20 Harriers.

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April 20, 2003. Six amphibious assault ships are steaming together in the Persian Gulf. They were deployed to the area as part of the build-up of forces in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Visible are (from left to right): USS
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(LHA 1), USS
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(LHA 2), USS
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(LHD 3), USS
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(LHD 5), USS
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(LHD 4) and the USS
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(LHD 6).

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During Operation Iraqi Freedom, two LHDs served as "Harrier carriers," launching an air group of AV-8B attack aircraft against targets inside Iraq.​
 

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IONIAN SEA (March 17, 2022) The French navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R 91), left, the U.S. Navy Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and the Italian navy aircraft carrier ITS Cavour (C 550) transit the Ionian Sea, March 17, 2022. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S., allied and partner interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bela Chambers)

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NORFOLK (March 16, 2022) Sailors remove mooring lines from the pier as the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) prepares to depart Naval Station Norfolk, March 16, 2022. The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), deployed from Naval Station Norfolk and Camp Lejeune, N.C. for a scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anderson

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PHILIPPINE SEA (March 13, 2022) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Christopher Farrell, from Salisbury, N.C., directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Vigilantes” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The Abraham Lincoln Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability through alliances and partnerships while serving as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Javier Reyes)

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IONIAN SEA (March 10, 2022) An F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the “Sunliners” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Ionian Sea, March 10, 2022. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S., allied and partner interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tate Cardinal)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (March 2, 2022) F/A-18F Super Hornets and an F/A-18E Super Hornet, from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, rest on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN68). Nimitz is underway conducting routine operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared Mancuso)
 

Helius

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Cgi in HD and with the latest info on the Marine Nationale future PA-NG
Has the MN settled on how many cats for PANG yet? From what few official sources are available it looks to be 2 cats like the CDG.

Then there's artist rendering like that video showing 3 cats, but what's their basis for it?


Scale model from Naval Group. Two catapults only -

Naval Group PANG model.jpg
 

redion

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Has the MN settled on how many cats for PANG yet? From what few official sources are available it looks to be 2 cats like the CDG.

Then there's artist rendering like that video showing 3 cats, but what's their basis for it?


Scale model from Naval Group. Two catapults only -

View attachment 86880
The artist has made a very detail job on the cgi and with the latest info and he even impressed the Marine Nationale itself which has made the above video her own take on the future.
 

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