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Nimitz Class Aircraft Carriers

Author : Brad Elward
ISBN : 9781849083072
Genre : History
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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 commissioned in 2009. Here, Brad Elward provides a detailed overview of their design and development, highlighting their unique features, from jet blast deflectors to cutting edge radar systems, and a history of the Nimitz class in service, from deployment in the Gulf during Operation Desert Storm, through to the enforcement of the no fly zone over Bosnia.
Category: History

Nimitz Class Supercarrier

Author : Hugh W. Cowin
ISBN : 0792451422
Genre : Aircraft carriers
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Category: Aircraft carriers

Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier

Author : Jesse Russell
ISBN : 551064365X
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Nimitz-class supercarriers are a class of ten nuclear-powered aircraft carriers in service with the United States Navy. With an overall length of 1,092 ft (333 m) and full-load displacements of over 100,000 long tons, they are the largest capital ships in the world. Instead of the gas turbines or diesel-electric systems used for propulsion on many modern warships, the carriers use two A4W pressurized water reactors which drive four propeller shafts and can produce a maximum speed of over 30 knots (56 km/h) and maximum power of around 260,000 shp (190 MW). As a result of the use of nuclear power, the ships are capable of operating for over 20 years without refueling and are predicted to have a service life of over 50 years. They are categorized as nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and are numbered with consecutive hull numbers between CVN-68 and CVN-77.

Nimitz Class

Author : Patrick Robinson
ISBN : 9781407097923
Genre : Fiction
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An unconquerable fortress, the US Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carrier Thomas Jefferson is the most powerful nuclear-powered warship in the world, stationed in the Arabian Sea to preserve the peace and Western allied interests. But the unthinkable occurs when the billion-dollar ship is destroyed in what appears to be a nuclear accident -- it is the greatest peacetime disaster in US history. Whilst America mourns for the lives of the crew, Intelligence reports begin to suggest that the cause of the tragedy may be a rogue ex-Soviet submarine, and Admiral Arnold Morgan is called in to investigate. But no one knows who is on board, where it came from, or how it came within striking range of the Thomas Jefferson unnoticed. Worse still, no ones knows where it is or if it will strike again. Political tensions mount as Middle Eastern connections are suspected, and a deadly chase ensues when a victim's brother seeks his revenge on the killers ...
Category: Fiction

Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program 1969

Author : United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Atomic Energy
ISBN : STANFORD:36105005983940
Genre : Arms race
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Compares U.S. and Soviet submarine fleets and stresses need to continue nuclear submarine propulsion and operation program to balance Soviet submarine production.
Category: Arms race

Aircraft Carriers

Author : Michael Green
ISBN : 073682720X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes how the Navy uses aircraft carriers to safely launch and land jet fighter planes, and how the ship protects itself from attack.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Ships Monthly

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ISBN : UOM:39015058312672
Genre : Ships
File Size : 52.45 MB
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Category: Ships

Weapons Of The Gulf War

Author : Doug Richardson
ISBN : NWU:35556025080375
Genre : Air weapons
File Size : 44.8 MB
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Detailed specifications of the weapons systems that were deployed by the forces involved in the Gulf War, together with analyses of their effectiveness. Suggested level: secondary.
Category: Air weapons

Armed Forces Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015062095693
Genre : United States
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Category: United States

The Encyclopedia Of World Sea Power

Author : Tony Cullen
ISBN : PSU:000018942545
Genre : Political Science
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Shows and describes the capabilities of submarines, aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, frigates, patrol craft, hovercraft, missiles, anti-aircraft weapons, and underwater weapon systems currently used by the world's navies
Category: Political Science

Title I

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services
ISBN : STANFORD:36105006339571
Genre : United States
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Category: United States

Popular Mechanics

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ISBN : UCSD:31822006026637
Genre : Technology
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Category: Technology