CVF and Carrier Strike thread

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LE
Kit Reviewer
No matter his comment I really don’t know how you have the brass neck to threaten to act like a mod after your spectacular meltdown and flounce.
To be fair I was only politely responding to a stream of strange comment from A2matelot which was conveniently ignored (again).
 

Mattb

LE
Iran’s fake Nimitz class carrier attempts an Eskimo roll.

Well, there you are - proof that the IRGC are clearly able to put a Nimitz-class out of action.
 
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Mr._Average

Old-Salt
Looks like the South Koreans are getting into the light carrier/F35b game.

Collectively, and rather belatedly, the South East Asians seem to be taking the Chinese maritime threat in the South China Sea a little more seriously.

 

Mr._Average

Old-Salt
Haven't the Japanese had a light carrier on the sly for a decade?
Sort of.

They built 2 ships, primarily as helicopter carriers, with the first being commissioned in 2015. The Japanese MoD prevaricated for a couple of years before deciding to convert them to F35B carriers in 2018.

The first of them, the Izumo, is still being converted while the second, the Kaga, is still pretty much configured as a helicopter carrier.

 
Nope. That paper is a USAF set of trials at Wright-Patt. The US Navy trials date from very early 90s at Pax River and from memory were looking at ramps after a cat to try and get additional payload. The French used very small ramps aboard Foch to trial Rafale back in the early days as well.

There's a AGARD paper from November 91 detailing the USN trials somewhere. Can't link to it, but title is "United States Navy Ski Jump Experience and Future Applications" with ref N92-21968.

It also refers to CTOL operations (ie catapults and arrester gear) instead of the contemporary CATOBAR nonsense.
 

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LE
Kit Reviewer
It also refers to CTOL operations (ie catapults and arrester gear) instead of the contemporary CATOBAR nonsense.
The "R" makes me think they're fishing it up.
 
 
The "R" makes me think they're fishing it up.
Its the "B" that's the giveaway - "but" - which actually originates from STOBAR.

A correct description would be Catapult Take-off And Arrested Recovery - but that sounds like a nasty cold. CATOBAR is a term invented by internet spods when the various F35 designations confused the issue.
 
Speaking to The War Zone, Justin Gibson, the Boeing spokesperson said “Boeing and the U.S. Navy are in the beginning phases of operating an F/A-18 Super Hornet from a ski jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River to demonstrate it is STOBAR compliant for the Indian Navy”.

Asserting the aircraft’s compatibility with Indian carriers, he further said “Boeing completed an extensive analysis and more than 150 flight simulations on F/A-18 compatibility with Indian aircraft carriers, and while our assessment has shown the Block III Super Hornet is very capable of launching off a ski jump, this is the next step in demonstrating that capability. More details will be released upon the conclusion of the test demonstration.”


Key word being simulation thus far. Your previous link was to the old 1990s stuff.

However, looks like they're going to try actual flight trials. Good for them. Still a cr@p way of operating a deck though!
 
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