The Last Jedi
Could be true..but the USN has deployed these type ships with an Harrier air wing on more than one occasion. Sort of a "Pocket CV"I think the no ski jump on LHD/A is for political reasons. The USN doesn't want the "lets use LHD for carriers instead of the Nimitz argument" used against them when it comes to funding battles.
Here is a great pic of the USN LHD/LHA ships in the Persian Gulf in April 2003
USS Tarawa (LHA 1), the ships in the second row from bottom to top are USS Saipan (LHA 2) and USS Kearsarge (LHD 3); and the third row of ships are USS Boxer (LHD 4), USS Bataan (LHD 5) and USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). If you enlarge the pic you can clearly see that LHD-6 & LHD-5 clearly had a very large airwing of Sea Harriers. Use the link below for the best look at the picture.
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