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Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Explorers(m): 10:02am On Apr 01, 2016
All of the most powerful navies in the world maintain their superiority using aircraft carriers. These rare beasts are extremely expensive and not every country with a fleet is able to afford them. They can cost several billion dollars each, but the value they provide is immense with them. A navy is able to project power far beyond a country's borders. Any major conflict between the world's superpowers is certain to involve these magnificient machines. They really are fascinating pieces of engineering. Just how fascinating? Without further ado, here are things you never knew about aircraft carriers.


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Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Alfred200825(m): 10:04am On Apr 01, 2016
Make I learn small here
Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Xslaze3xd(m): 10:04am On Apr 01, 2016
This is surely going to be a nice thread.
Guys make una come see Naval Power.
Cc: demo4ril97
kodext
manuelrukky
ekoson95
odunayaw
josejoe99
lawmosh
zanga95
dan0101
Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Xslaze3xd(m): 10:11am On Apr 01, 2016
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Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Explorers(m): 10:37am On Apr 01, 2016
Cost: $4.5Billion.

Overall length: 1,092 ft (333 m).

Weight: 99,000 tons.

The pride of the American fleet, the most sophisticated warship ever built. Equipped with the most devastating firepower, The USS NIMITZ, the world's biggest aircraft carrier. She owns her success to a century of innovation in ship building.

The NIMITZ can cruise at over 55km an hour, sail for 20yrs without refuelling, can carry over 90 aircrafts and houses 6,000 men and women. She can detect threats at 500km away and launch a supersonic fighter jets every 20second to intercept them. She's a masterpiece of military engineering.

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Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by cmaque(m): 10:40am On Apr 01, 2016
Following intently,Explorer threads are the best,educating,informative,entertaining

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Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Explorers(m): 10:56am On Apr 01, 2016
Nimitz class.


There have been seven key stages in the development of aircraft Carrier designs and seven key carriers. At the heart of each vessel lies a major technology advance that allows them to increase in size.

source: Largest aircraft carrier in the world/Youtube

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Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Vince77(m): 10:59am On Apr 01, 2016
This reminds me of my dream of being a pilot.

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Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by ekoson95(m): 11:04am On Apr 01, 2016
Xslaze3xd:
This is surely going to be a nice thread.
Guys make una come see Naval Power.
Cc: demo4ril97
kodext
manuelrukky
ekoson95
odunayaw
josejoe99
lawmosh
zanga95
dan0101


I'm seeing things. The first pix looks like the craft in Avengers 2012.

Where is AdmiralG.....come and get onboard on this magnificent ship.
Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Xslaze3xd(m): 11:09am On Apr 01, 2016
ekoson95:


I'm seeing things. The first pix looks like the craft in Avengers 2012.
Where is AdmiralG.....come and get onboard on this magnificent ship.
NN surely needs to get this carriers.
Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Xslaze3xd(m): 11:09am On Apr 01, 2016
ekoson95:


I'm seeing things. The first pix looks like the craft in Avengers 2012.
Where is AdmiralG.....come and get onboard on this magnificent ship.
NN surely needs to get this carriers.
Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Explorers(m): 11:13am On Apr 01, 2016
Since its impossible to take off on the short runway of an aircraft carrier conventionally, four catapults are used to give planes an extra boost or slingshot the plane, giving it the boost of speed needed to get airborne before it hit the ocean. These catapults have two pistons that sit inside parallel cylinders that are positioned under the deck. These pistons are roughly 100 yards in length. Taking off from an aircraft carrier, pilots say, is like getting a punch in the face. The combination of the catapaults and the planes afterburners get the plane to go from 0 to almost 300 km/h in just 2seconds.

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Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by ekoson95(m): 11:16am On Apr 01, 2016
Xslaze3xd:

NN surely needs to get this carriers.

I don't think our ailing economy can afford those beasts in the nearest future.

By the way, what about NNS Aradu/Thunder.....is it anything like this?
Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Xslaze3xd(m): 11:35am On Apr 01, 2016
ekoson95:


I don't think our ailing economy can afford those beasts in the nearest future.

By the way, what about NNS Aradu/Thunder.....is it anything like this?
To be honest, It's like comparing a Cat with a lion, but it's better than not having any, google NNS ARADU
Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Explorers(m): 11:41am On Apr 01, 2016
Even on the largest carriers, planes only have a 500-foot runway to work with. A pilot needs to snag his plane's tailhook to one of the four arresting wires that are made from high tensile steel. These wires can stop a 54,000-pound aircraft going at 240 km/h in two seconds, within 315 feet.

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Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Explorers(m): 11:57am On Apr 01, 2016
Landing aircrafts on Carrier decks at night, in storms, rough sea is scary and is one of the most difficult tasks for military pilots.


Landing on a moving carrier in perfect conditions is difficult enough; however, landing on a carrier deck at night, in rough seas with the deck pitching and rolling all over the place is the scariest experience they've ever had.

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Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Odunayaw(m): 12:00pm On Apr 01, 2016
As much as aircraft carriers are a wonder and game changer..they are massive sitting ducks against advanced corvettes,destroyers and even Russian diesel subs that can launch an attack and get away so quick u would think it was a movie

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Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Odunayaw(m): 12:02pm On Apr 01, 2016
Explorers:
Landing aircrafts on Carrier decks at night, in storms rough sea is scary and is one of the most difficult tasks for military pilots.


Landing on a moving carrier in perfect conditions is difficult enough; however, landing on a carrier deck at night, in rough seas with the deck pitching and rolling all over the place is the scariest experience they've ever had.
very scary...but there are hover jets(vertical landing jets) that are used on the aircraft carriers

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Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Aremu01(m): 12:06pm On Apr 01, 2016
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Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Funjosh(m): 12:08pm On Apr 01, 2016
Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Explorers(m): 12:18pm On Apr 01, 2016
Odunayaw:
very scary...but there are hover jets(vertical landing jets) that are used on the aircraft carriers

You're so right about that, some fighters planes makes vertical takeoff/landing. But it will still be a little bit difficult if there's heavy storm because there will be no stability.

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Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Explorers(m): 12:28pm On Apr 01, 2016
These huge machines have up to seven decks stacked under the flight deck and a massive superstructure. This is required to house a crew of around 5000 technicians, pilots and sailors.

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Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Xslaze3xd(m): 12:44pm On Apr 01, 2016
Odunayaw:
As much as aircraft carriers are a wonder and game changer..they are massive sitting ducks against advanced corvettes,destroyers and even Russian diesel subs that can launch an attack and get away so quick u would think it was a movie
As I expected, welcome aboard.

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Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by augster(m): 12:44pm On Apr 01, 2016
Explorers:
Landing aircrafts on Carrier decks at night, in storms rough sea is scary and is one of the most difficult tasks for military pilots.


Landing on a moving carrier in perfect conditions is difficult enough; however, landing on a carrier deck at night, in rough seas with the deck pitching and rolling all over the place is the scariest experience they've ever had.
oboy na to dey fly follow ship till storm clear o

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Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Explorers(m): 12:45pm On Apr 01, 2016
Gigantic lifts bring aircraft to and from the flight deck from hangars. Belowdecks, you'll find workshops, mess halls, crew quarters and everything else needed to keep this mini-city afloat and operationally ready.

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Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Explorers(m): 12:48pm On Apr 01, 2016
augster:
oboy na to dey fly follow ship till storm clear o


Storm could take several minutes or hours, how about your fuel

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Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Explorers(m): 12:49pm On Apr 01, 2016
Funjosh:

What bro?
Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Explorers(m): 12:56pm On Apr 01, 2016
India is one of nine countries that have aircraft carriers in active service. The INS Viraat is 226.5 metres long and can carry up to 30 aircraft while coasting at speeds of 28 knots. It was acquired by the Indian navy in 1987. The Viraat gives India a huge advantage over Pakistan's Navy, as it can launch aircraft deep into Pakistani territory if needed. Soon the Indian Navy will be armed with the Russian-made INS Vikramaditya and locally-manufactured Vikrant-class aircraft carriers as well.

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Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by augster(m): 1:03pm On Apr 01, 2016
Explorers:



Storm could take several minutes or hours, how about your fuel
true sha... I hail pilots!

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Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Explorers(m): 1:06pm On Apr 01, 2016
During WWII, the Japanese navy had submersible aircraft carriers. These carriers were able to carry three aircrafts underwater to their destinations, resurface, launch their planes and quickly dive again before they were discovered.

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Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Xslaze3xd(m): 1:11pm On Apr 01, 2016
Explorers:
During WWII, the Japanese navy had submersible aircraft carriers. These carriers were able to carry three aircrafts underwater to their destinations, resurface, launch their planes and quickly dive again before they were discovered.
I like this.

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Re: Extreme Military Engineering: Fascinating Facts About Aircraft Carriers. by Nature8(m): 1:19pm On Apr 01, 2016
Explorers:
Cost: $4.5Billion.

Overall length: 1,092 ft (333 m).

Weight: 99,000 tons.

The pride of the American fleet, the most sophisticated warship ever built. Equipped with the most devastating firepower, The USS NIMITZ, the world's biggest aircraft carrier. She owns her success to a century of innovation in ship building.

The NIMITZ can cruise at over 55km an hour, sail for 20yrs without refuelling, can carry over 90 aircrafts and houses 6,000 men and women. She can detect threats at 500km away and launch a supersonic fighter jets every 20second to intercept them. She's a masterpiece of military engineering.





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