What is the Height of US aircraft carrier landing deck?
On the latest US Nimitz class carriers, fully ladened, at rest and in calm seas, the height off of the water of the main deck is about 57 feet. The earlier Midway and Essex class carriers were a bit less.
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Were aircraft attached to the decks of aircraft carriers to use their engine thrust to assist in steering?
- While aboard the USS Bonn Homme Richard ( CVA 31 ) in the late 50's I personally observed this being done, with AD's, at almost every port that we entered, especially in Jap…an. The AD had a prop arc of 13'6" and was rated at 3,350 hp. The AD pilots really did complain, just as shown in the movie. From a retired air-traffic controller, who was also good friends with several AD drivers. - If you watch the movie "The Bridges at Toko-Ri" you can see this being done when a carrier comes into port in Japan, as the previous answer says.
WWII-Naval battles (Fleet actions); troop support; strategic strikes Vietnam War-Strategic strikes against North Vietnam & close air strikes for ground troops Today-Strikes ag…ainst precision targets/strikes in support of ground troops
Full thrust with afterburner and a steam catapault system that grips the front landing gear- pulls it forward to about 140 knotsin 1.5 seconds and then releases. CVN 79 (Carri…er Vessel, Nuclear) and onward will use electromagnetic catapult systems.
what is the length and height of an air craft carrier
Not really very thick at all. Some of the British carriers hadarmored decks, but their were the only ones. US carrier decks weresheet steel welded into place and covered over …with heavy planking.The ship carried extra planking so damaged areas could be repairedat sea by the crew. This thin skin meant that even regular highexplosive bombs could smash through the flight deck on impact andthen explode as they came into the hanger deck space below. Thiscaused the loss of several US carriers, as explosions from bombspenetrating into the hanger deck could ignite gasoline vapors fromrefueling planes, or detonate ordnance being loaded onto planes,such as bombs or torpedoes. These powerful secondary explosionscould be ship killers. The Japanese also lost carriers to this typeof hit, all those sunk at Midway, for instance. Battleships hadarmored decks. The weather deck was thick enough to start the fuseof an armor piercing shell, but the next deck below the weatherdeck was the really thick one, against which the plunging armorpiercing shells were to detonate, before they could penetrate intothe ships vitals and do fatal damage.
65 ft on WWII carriers, except Midway class, where it was lowered to about 50 ft to make the ship less vulnerable to Japanese radar. Modern carriers' flight decks are 80-90 ft… above water. I've served as a jet pilot on all three classes, but recall exactly the "on-deck altimeter setting" for the Lexington (WWII) classes.
Pilots that are flying naval aircraft.
This was strictly a naval engagement. Three IJN carriers (one was a light carrier) verses two US fleet carriers.
They mostly use nuclear reactors now but formerly they used DFM. That is a marine grade diesel fuel. Some carriers are still diesel powered.
Maybe, if it was equipped with a tailhook to catch the arresting gear on the flight deck. Without a tailhook, nobody is going to be landing on an aircraft carrier except for h…elicopters. Also, an A-10 might be too heavy to TAKE OFF from an aircraft carrier.
No. The C-130 wasn't around during WWII, and it's too big to land on an aircraft carrier.