US Fleet Carriers from Langley to Ford Class

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    This is missing the Wasp class, a class of light carriers based on the Baltimore Heavy cruiser rather than Cleveland light cruiser hull, and about 5 other classes of escort carriers
     
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    Baltimore hull was basis for Saipan.
    USS Wasp by 09.1945 was one of Essex class carriers.

    Previous Wasp, which was indeed one and only ship of her kind - was on sea floor for 3 years at this point.(sunk by IJN I-19 in what was to become probably the most succesful torpedo salvo in history)
     
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    USS Sable (IX 81) USS Sable .jpg
     
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    Yes, and they have no propellers, and are driven by side wheels.
     
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    The Paddle Wheel Carriers Wolverine and Sable
    The U.S. Navy's "Corn Belt Fleet"
    http://www.defensemedianetwork.com/stories/the-paddle-wheel-carriers-wolverine-and-sable/
     
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    bd Popeye, Jeff Head

     
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    Interesting.. I never deployed aboard a ship with two Intruder squadrons aboard. But apparently it did happen.

    This page will tell you what air wings deployed aboard ships. This is a private site but very accurate.

    http://www.gonavy.jp/CVf.html
     
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    Also seeing it and i know fact is the number of embarked aircrafs have much decreased for Super Carriers in 1985- 1990 normaly 86 aircrafts, in 2010 only 61 ridiculous ! going for 2025 with especialy 2 EA-18G and several tanker in more for 70 -74 better more decent for a CVN able to host 85 - 90.
     
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    I agree...about 80 is a good number. The reasons for a reduced air wing are;
    1) Precision guided munitions require less aircraft sorties to destroy targets.
    2) Lack of aircraft...sad but true..

    Popeye's USN air wing 2025;
    30 Super Hornets
    20 Lightning II
    5 Growlers
    5 Hawkeyes
    2 Osprey (COD)
    4 Osprey Tankers
    12 SH-60 variants..

    78 Aircraft
     
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