The Americans for the first time in 42 years brought in a sea of new aircraft carrier
Sea trials of the “Gerald Ford” will continue for several days.
Promising U.S. aircraft carrier “Gerald Ford” 8 April 2017 for the first time went to sea for sea trials, which are expected to last for a few days. As reported by NavyTimes, this is the first for the last 42 years the sea the American carrier of the new type after March 1, 1975 at the trials came the first ship of the type “Nimitz”.
Aircraft carriers perform the role of a floating airfields, allowing you to deliver a private aircraft close enough to the point where you plan to apply. New aircraft carriers like “Gerald Ford” built in the USA for replacement of the obsolete ships of the “Nimitz” and the replenishment ship structure.
Authorities in the US prescribed to maintain the high combat potential of the Navy should be armed with at least 11 aircraft carriers. The exception to this requirement was made only in 2012 that the military was able to write off the obsolete aircraft carrier enterprise, the world’s first nuclear ship of this type.
The aircraft carrier “Gerald Ford”, the lead ship of the project was launched in November 2013. His readiness currently stands at 90 percent.
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The displacement of the aircraft carrier will be about one hundred thousand tons with a length of 337 meters and a width of 78 meters. The sediment of the American ship will be about 12 meters. “Gerald Ford” will be able to reach speeds up to 30 knots. The crew of the ship will be 4660 sailors.
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Initially, the Navy planned to get a new ship in mid-2016, but due to difficulties in testing vehicle systems is the first event postponed to November, and then at the end of 2017. The construction of a new aircraft carrier cost the U.S. budget at 12.6 billion dollars.
Currently, the “Gerald Ford”, equipped with an electromagnetic catapult to launch aircraft being completed afloat. In addition, in 2015 the construction of the second aircraft carrier of the type “John Kennedy”. In 2018 it is planned to lay a third aircraft carrier ship — the enterprise. As expected, his design will be used, the metal has already been written-the eponymous aircraft carrier.