Nimitz-class aircraft carrier

US Navy Personnel explain what an aircraft carrier fantail opening is used for

US Navy Personnel explain what an aircraft carrier fantail opening is used for

US Navy aircraft carriers Aircraft carriers are the centerpiece of America’s Naval forces – the most adaptable and survivable airfields… Read More

2 months ago

Naval Aviator explains why the US Navy should have 13.5 to 15 aircraft carriers instead 11

The centerpiece of America’s Naval forces Aircraft carriers are the centerpiece of America’s Naval forces – the most adaptable and… Read More

4 months ago

Visit Aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78): all you need to know about US Navy’s newest and most advanced aircraft carrier

“This ship and crew are actively reshaping the face of our Navy’s capabilities and strengthening the future of Naval Aviation,”… Read More

6 months ago

Aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln suffers electrical fire in port at NAS North Island. No injuries reported.

USS Abraham Lincoln crew quickly put out the fire, non-essential sailors did briefly evacuate. There were no injuries. According to… Read More

8 months ago

After Almost 6-Year-Long Refueling Overhaul Aircraft Carrier USS George Washington Leaves Newport News for sea trials

The different maintenance schedule, the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on HII’s workforce and delays in funding the mid-life maintenance… Read More

9 months ago

Naval Flight Officer explains why the US Navy can’t “mothball” aircraft carriers instead of scrapping them

‘As sturdy and reliable as they’ve been, by the time they’re put out to pasture, they’re pretty well used up,’… Read More

10 months ago

4 Things that differentiate Gerald R. Ford-class carriers from Nimitz-class carriers

The Gerald R. Ford-class is the replacement for Enterprise and Nimitz-class aircraft carriers. Aircraft carriers continue to be the centerpiece… Read More

11 months ago

In a 1v1 fight a US Navy Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier would have no problem in defeating Russia’s Admiral Kuznetsov. Here’s why.

Assuming a Nimitz aircraft carrier and the Admiral Kuznetsov are without escort what flattop would win in 1v1? Originally commissioned… Read More

11 months ago

9 Sailors reported Minor Injuries after Fire Aboard Aircraft Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln

On the morning of November 29, 2022, there was a fire aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).… Read More

1 year ago

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) aircraft carrier, the world’s largest warship, ready to deploy

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) aircraft carrier, the world’s largest warship, is in shape to deploy five years after its… Read More

1 year ago

Tactical Action Officer on a US Navy aircraft carrier tells how long does it take to a Nimitz Class aircraft carrier to go to flank speed

‘It’s hard to imagine what a carrier doing flank speed is like,’ Ross Hall, Tactical Action Officer and Anti-Submarine Officer… Read More

1 year 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

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

Here’s why a US Navy Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier would have no problem in defeating Russia’s Admiral Kuznetsov in a 1v1 fight

Assuming both ships are without escort what flattop would win in 1v1, the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier or the Admiral Kuznetsov?… Read More

3 years ago

EMALS, AAG complete 8,000 aircraft recoveries, launches on USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier

351 Naval aviators were qualified using EMALS and AAG throughout 2020 and 2021. Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) and Electromagnetic Aircraft… Read More

3 years ago

“USS Ford EMALS failed after 181 launches. It was required to work for 4,166 launches before failure,” Pentagon tester says

The AAG was working for an average of 48 traps before failing. According to Alert 5, the Pentagon’s Director, Operational… Read More

3 years ago

These photos of USS Gerald R. Ford and USS Harry S. Truman operating together highlight the differences between a Ford-class and a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier

Ford is underway conducting integrated air wing operations, and the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group remains at sea in… Read More

4 years ago