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U.S. Navy’s New $13 Billion Aircraft Carrier Struggles to Fly and Land Planes

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Old 16th June 2017, 17:16
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U.S. Navy’s New $13 Billion Aircraft Carrier Struggles to Fly and Land Planes

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By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The newest and costliest U.S. aircraft carrier, praised by President Donald Trump and delivered to the Navy on May 31 with fanfare, has been dogged by trouble with fundamentals: launching jets from its deck and catching them when they land. Now, it turns out that the system used to capture
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By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The newest and costliest U.S. aircraft carrier, praised by President Donald Trump and delivered to the Navy on May 31 with fanfare, has been dogged by trouble with fundamentals: launching jets from its deck and catching them when they land. Now, it turns out that the system used to capture
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And ----- the Russians have taken their smokey Joe Aircraft Carrier into refit for a multi million Rouble O/H which includes new Boilers.
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The launching apparatus was purchased from China ?
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And ----- the Russians have taken their smokey Joe Aircraft Carrier into refit for a multi million Rouble O/H which includes new Boilers.
What are they going to fire her with this time? wood?
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Fake news!!
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Fake news!!
It must be! If there is any navy, anywhere on this planet, that has the greatest expertise in launching/landing carrier based aircraft, it has to be the US Navy. From Midway and the Coral Sea to Twenty-First Century carrier group operations, they have led the rest of the world.
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Perhaps they could park it off St Helena as a second stop for the airport there.

I think the "news" may be put out for a bit of provocation.
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It must be! If there is any navy, anywhere on this planet, that has the greatest expertise in launching/landing carrier based aircraft, it has to be the US Navy. From Midway and the Coral Sea to Twenty-First Century carrier group operations, they have led the rest of the world.
Eh!
Angled flight decks, ski jump for harriers, steel decks?
UK inventions and systems methinks.
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Eh!
Angled flight decks, ski jump for harriers, steel decks?
UK inventions and systems methinks.
Where would they have been without us?
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Where would they have been without us?
Just a pity Winkle Brown passed away recently.
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Just a pity Winkle Brown passed away recently.
I think the RAF retirement age for pilots would have had him grounded.

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Aren't we lucky. We will soon have two sooper-dooper state of the art carriers to show the world how it's done. Apart for the planes that is. But if we've no planes, we can't lose any. Health and safety must be delighted!
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I think the RAF retirement age for pilots would have had him grounded.

As old as he was due to his experience he was involved in the design of the new aircraft as a former Fleet Air Arm Pilot.
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Wasn't the invention of steam catapults for aircraft launching also a British invention?

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