Airfields Afloat: The USA’s New Gerald Ford Class Super-Carriers

CVN-79 Concept

CVN 79 early concept
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November 10/23: New Facility HII Newport News Shipbuilding has established a new campus in Norfolk, Virginia, to further enhance its capability to support US Navy vessel construction programs. The center will be in Fairwinds Landing and is already in use for steel panel fabrication for the future USS Enterprise CVN 80, the service’s third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier.




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USA’s Nimitz Class & UK’s Invincible Class (click to view full) Some nations have aircraft carriers. The USA has super-carriers. The French Charles De Gaulle Class nuclear carriers displace about 43,000t. India’s new Vikramaditya/ Admiral Gorshkov Class will have a similar displacement. The future British CVF Queen Elizabeth Class and related French PA2 Project are […]

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