Yep, somebody else is trying to get esoteric and wonky, lovin on those little hills on the front of those little ships,,, I think they got that idea from the Wright Brothers, launching those gliders off the dunes of Kill Devil Hills, yeah, them dam things can kill ya!Huh??? to technical for me.... all I know is the best was to get ordnance laden aircraft off the ship is this! ...FF this video to 1:22;
kick the tires..and light the fires!..up to 74,350 lb (33,720 kg) shot into the sky in 280ft(85m)
Anyway the F-35B is far more efficient at carrying a load off the ramp than the Su-33 or J-15, those are big airplanes that fly off "under gross", very moderate load and about 1/2 fuel,, and even though it has much higher specific fuel consumption than the AL-31's, theres only one F-135 engine, and the SU-33's/J-15's, take a great deal more space on the boat, particularly the elevator... and the hangar deck....
I think I saw two Bravo's on the QE elevator....