The upcoming Royal Navy CVF (the French may also build on) is much more comparable in size to the Nimitz-class CVN (see: this page
. What's deployed on it will depend on whether the UK and US can sort out their current arguments over the codes on the JSF.
Will the French carrier ever put to sea, or will it have the wrong propellers, a leaky reactor, and a tendancy to break down at slow speeds like the current French flattop?
It would be good to see the Brits back in the carrier business, however, since they invented the concept and they would be a valuable adjunct to US Naval Aviation (the same holds true of the Indian Navy).
It's been proven throughout history: he who controls the sea, controls the course of events.
posted on 03/18/2006 7:42:50 AM PST
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