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‘Talk to me. I’m scared:’ US Navy F-8 Crusader pilot recalls when the LSO couldn’t talk to him during a night carrier landing

‘Talk to me. I’m scared:’ US Navy F-8 Crusader pilot recalls when the LSO couldn’t talk to him during a night carrier landing

‘I came up on the radio and said, "Talk to me. I'm scared." Nothing. Not a syllable,’ Larry Durbin, US… Read More

3 months ago

US Navy to Decommission USS Nimitz in 2026, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in 2027, 2 Independence-class LCS Set for Foreign Sales, according Long-Range Shipbuilding Plan

The US Navy will decommission two nuclear aircraft carriers back-to-back and two Independence-class Littoral Combat Ships will go up for… Read More

7 months ago

Brazil sinks Sao Paulo aircraft carrier even though the ship is full of asbestos

Despite protests from the Brazil’s Minister for Environment, the Brazilian Navy said on the evening of on Feb. 4, 2023… Read More

10 months ago

Iran’s First Aircraft Carrier is under construction (It will be a Drone Aircraft Carrier obtained from Converted Merchant Ship and it’s expected To Be Launched In 2023)

Iran’s sectarian naval force is converting a former merchant container ship into a drone aircraft carrier in a dry dock… Read More

11 months ago

Did you know that it Took four Weeks to Scuttle USS America, the Only Supercarrier Ever Sunk? Here’s why.

On Apr. 19, 2005, USS America was scuttled southeast of Cape Hatteras. She was the largest warship ever to be… Read More

1 year ago

Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy Could Have 5 Aircraft Carriers, 10 Ballistic Missile Subs by 2030

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy possesses the resources to field up to five aircraft carriers and 10 nuclear ballistic… Read More

1 year ago

Former Naval Aviator explains why Green Shirts show pilots the gross weight of their aircraft on the catapult before every launch

‘Usually, the planned or estimated gross weight before taxiing will be written in chalk on the aircraft’s nose-gear door,’ John… Read More

2 years ago

The sinking of HMS Hermes, the First Ship Designed as an Aircraft Carrier

‘At this stage Hermes had a very heavy list to port and it was obvious that she was about to… Read More

2 years ago

US Navy Could Extend the service lives of USS Nimitz and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Oldest Nimitz-class Carriers

The US Navy is currently studying extending the service lives of the oldest Nimitz-class aircraft carriers. The US Navy is… Read More

2 years ago

The Imperial Japanese Navy’s Ryujo: The Forgotten, Unique, one-off Hybrid of a Cruiser Hull with an Aircraft Carrier Superstructure Grafted on to it

The Imperial Japanese Navy carrier Ryujo was a unique, one off hybrid of a cruiser hull with an aircraft carrier… Read More

2 years ago

Bullseye: the day a Kamikaze aircraft scored a direct hit on USS Cabot light Aircraft Carrier

The kamikaze campaign was just a month old on Nov. 25, 1944. The Japanese main target was the US Navy’s… Read More

2 years ago

As USS Kitty Hawk starts her final voyage to the Scrapyard, US Navy sailors fear there will never be another Aircraft Carrier turned into Museum

On Jan. 15, 2022 the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) departed Bremerton for a 16,000-mile journey around South America for its… Read More

2 years ago

US Navy Aircraft Carriers are so fast they can outrun virtually every surface ship and submarine in most sea states

US Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carriers can outrun virtually every surface ship in most sea states. The rougher it is, the… Read More

2 years ago

“Climb Mount Niitaka:” a detailed description of the First Wave Attack on Pearl Harbor

Beginning at 0530 hours on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941 the first wave was spotted on the flight decks… Read More

2 years ago

US Naval Aviator explains why an F-22 pilot out of gas, with his ejection seat jammed and its canopy sealed shut could never do an emergency landing on an aircraft carrier

The F-22 cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft. Nevertheless, despite its incredible capabilities, the F-22 could… Read More

2 years ago

The story of “Bridle Catchers,” the extensions at the front of an aircraft carrier (that have now disappeared)

Older aircraft did not have a launch bar integrated in the nose gear; instead, a wire rope called a catapult… Read More

2 years ago

Shortage of tea on board Royal Navy HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier averted thanks to Royal Canadian Navy HMCS Winnipeg frigate

Shortage of tea on board HMS Queen Elizabeth. The Royal Canadian Navy helped solve a shortage of tea on board… Read More

2 years ago