Nimitz Class Aircraft Carriers

Nimitz Class Aircraft Carriers

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The Nimitz class aircraft carrier is the ultimate symbol of the United States superpower status. A true behemoth, this is an unsurpassed weapons platform that overshadows all of its nearest rivals. A history of the world's largest aircraft carriers, with runways over 300 meters long, this book looks at the development and deployment of the nuclear-powered Nimitz class aircraft carriers from 1975 when the USS Nimitz, the lead ship of the class, was commissioned, to the present day. All of the class are still operational and the tenth and last of the class, the USS George H.W. Bush, was commissi.Each Mk 51 launcher holds 21 missiles and can be reloaded manually. ... Surface search Surface search is handled by the C-band (the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between 500 and ... All Nimitz carriers except Theodore Roosevelt, which has a Sperry Raster, use the Furuno 904 navigation radar. ... Communications System (DSCS); WRN-6 Satellite Signals Navigation Set (GPS); and USC-38 (EHF) for jam-resistant, low-probability-of-intercept secure communications.

Title:Nimitz Class Aircraft Carriers
Author:Brad A. Elward
Publisher:Osprey Publishing - 2014-05-14


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