Nice and interesting we see and have now or very soon a flight of F-35B aboard, 2 configurations :Hi guys.. I thought I'd post these photos here. I don't have the hi-res links because I found these photos on dvids and it is too time consuming for me to get a Hi-res link.
Anyway the photos below show F-35Bs operating from USS America (LHA 6) which in reality is a "pocket" aircraft carrier for the US Marines.
I think USS America (LHA 6) should be deployed to Sasebo Japan instead of USS Wasp(LHD 1). Why? because America is configured to operate 20 F-35Bs plus Ospreys. Also to replace the well deck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) which is transfering to San Diego I'd send an extra San Antonio class LPD. Just my opinion.
Amph Assault : 6 F-35B + 25 helos 1700 troops, 3000 t fuel av
" little CV " max 20 F-35 + 2 helos , " "
" little CV " 20 AV-8B + 6 helos , 1900 trops, 1200 t fuel Av
Amph Assault : 6 + 24, " "
AV-8B more small and Take considerably less space but F-35B much more capable, stealth, range, radars weapons load when the true ops Block get ready the 3F no match.
I don' t have ammos qty but a Nimitz carry 3000 t and 9000 t fuel so i think minimum 500 t for America close Charles De Gaulle 600 t do same size thinking 300 t for a Wasp, if you have more