Ford Class carrier

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  1. Stew Nod

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    See this thing? wowza

    http://www.businessinsider.com/us-new-13-billion-warship-2015-6

    The Ford, and the Ford-class of aircraft carrier, is intended to relieve stress and overdeployment within the US Navy. Currently, the Navy operates 10 carriers but wants an additional vessel to take pressure off of the rest of the fleet.
    [​IMG]U.S. Navy/Huntington Ingalls Industries/Chris Oxley





    The ship will feature a host of changes over the Nimitz-class carrier. Ford-class carriers will be capable of generating three times more electrical power than the older carrier classes, for example.
    [​IMG]US Navy/Newport News ShipbuildingA 3D model of the USS John F. Kennedy, the second ship the Ford-class carrier series.





    This increased power supply allows the Ford to run more cutting-edge hardware. The newly designed Electro-Magnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) will allow the vessel to launch 25% more aircraft a day than the previous steam-powered launch systems.
     
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    The amount of electricity onboard also makes Ford-class carriers ideal candidates to field laser and directed-energy weapons in the future, like rail guns and missile interceptors.
    [​IMG]Screenshot/www.usatoday.com/videos/news/2014/04/08/7464129/A demonstration of a rail gun.





    Once launched, the Ford will be among the largest warships in the world. It will be 1,092 feet long and displace upward of 100,000 tons.
    [​IMG]US Navy/John WhalenNewport News Shipbuilding floods Dry Dock 12 to float the first-in-class aircraft carrier, Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford.





    This size will allow the carrier to house about 4,400 staff and personnel while carrying more than 75 aircraft.
    [​IMG]US Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aidan P. CampbellThe aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) gets underway, beginning the ship’s launch and transit to Newport News Shipyard pier 3 for the final stages of construction and testing.





    The Ford is expected to carry F-35s and carrier-based drone aircraft once they become available.
    [​IMG]REUTERS/Mike BlakeA Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35C Joint Strike Fighter is shown on the deck of the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier after making the plane's first ever carrier landing using its tailhook system, off the coast of California, November 3, 2014.





    But for all the advances within the Ford-class carrier group, some have questioned the wisdom of continuing an astronomically expensive carrier-heavy naval strategy in a time when interstate warfare is rare and nations like China are working on potentially carrier-killing long-range antiship cruise missiles.
    [​IMG]Wikimedia CommonsThe USS Eisenhower aircraft carrier.



    successful test of the EMALS launch system.


    The amount of electricity onboard also makes Ford-class carriers ideal candidates to field laser and directed-energy weapons in the future, like rail guns and missile interceptors.
    [​IMG]Screenshot/www.usatoday.com/videos/news/2014/04/08/7464129/A demonstration of a rail gun.





    Once launched, the Ford will be among the largest warships in the world. It will be 1,092 feet long and displace upward of 100,000 tons.
    [​IMG]US Navy/John WhalenNewport News Shipbuilding floods Dry Dock 12 to float the first-in-class aircraft carrier, Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford.





    This size will allow the carrier to house about 4,400 staff and personnel while carrying more than 75 aircraft.
    [​IMG]US Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aidan P. CampbellThe aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) gets underway, beginning the ship’s launch and transit to Newport News Shipyard pier 3 for the final stages of construction and testing.





    The Ford is expected to carry F-35s and carrier-based drone aircraft once they become available.
    [​IMG]REUTERS/Mike BlakeA Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35C Joint Strike Fighter is shown on the deck of the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier after making the plane's first ever carrier landing using its tailhook system, off the coast of California, November 3, 2014.





    But for all the advances within the Ford-class carrier group, some have questioned the wisdom of continuing an astronomically expensive carrier-heavy naval strategy in a time when interstate warfare is rare and nations like China are working on potentially carrier-killing long-range antiship cruise missiles.
    [​IMG]Wikimedia CommonsThe USS Eisenhower aircraft carrier.
     
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    it's long.
     
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    Not sure what the fuck this is...but after a bottle of wine it looks close to what you posted...
     
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    Its very phallic.
     
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    the ship is too. :jj:
     
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    and thick
     
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    Fuckin A it is
     
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    oh god dammit :mad:
     
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    Bob is gonna love this thread.
     
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    F-35's fly out of Luke Air Force base over our place all the time.they are a lot louder than the F-16's they are replacing.
    nice pics.
     
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    Wow, that is cool, Stew!!!

    I would tour that.
     
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    Bob?
     
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    Incredible....Not sure we should keep dumping these huge ammts of money....but it is nice to know we can wreck any country in the world with one carrier fleet, if need be
     
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    I've worked on that bitch almost every day for the past two years (except for the three months I was in San Diego):dance:
     
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    Plus i liked Gerald Ford.....Nice to see them name it after him
     
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    Keepin' @VAsiCkBoy employed!!!
     
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    Wow, large union wage, bucks I bet
     
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    No union...
     
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    I should probably shut-up now