re: F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Thread
With that in mind, do you think the future LHDs and LHAs can be built as large as a 100,000 ton super carrier as these VTOL improve and expand?No problem. I especially like the video of the two F-35Bs on the Wasp. In the not too distant future, US and allied LHAs and LHDs and Sea control vessels will have wings of these very capable aircraft on them and it will change the nature of their capabilities.
I expect, at some point to really see a AEW version of the V-22 to augment this, and an ASW variant of the same.
Then, each small carrier will have significant capability on par with larger vessels, just less numbers of aircraft which do not have the range as full size carrier aircraft. But, if they develop a tanker V-22...they will help with the range issue as well...an EW V-22, or EW Variant of the JSF? Who knows!