Kim can threaten all he wants but the fact is he can’t get anything close to one of our aircraft carriers to try to destroy it.
Nothing he has will get through the line of defense on the water and below the water that’s around an aircraft carrier.
This is an example of how a massive US Navy Ship, the size of a small city, turn on a Dime and maneuvers with Change to spare!!!
Also, it shows our navy strength!
According to the accompanying caption, this extraordinarily rare vision of an aircraft carrier conducting this type of action was captured during sea trials to train sailors and to ensure the operational capability of systems and equipment.
J.D. Levite — an ex-US Navy sailor who spent nine years on one of these carriers — says that “it’s like a car skid, they ramp the carrier up to full power and then push the rudder to make it turn. That sort of turn usually results in a 10-15 degree list. It’s not much compared to small ships that’ll list 40-50 degrees, but huge for a carrier.”
The Nimitz-class supercarriers are a category of ten nuclear-powered aircraft carriers actively serving in the United States Navy. The lead ship of the fleet is named after the World War II US Pacific Fleet commander, Admiral Chester Nimitz, the Navy’s last fleet admiral.
These aircraft carriers are the largest warships ever built, and also the largest currently in service. The carriers use two pressurized water reactors instead of gas turbines or diesel-electric systems. They can run at a maximum speed of 30 knots and a maximum power of 260,000 shp. Because they use nuclear power, these ships can operate for more than 20 years without having to refuel and are expected to have a service life of more than 50 years. They are numbered with consecutive hull numbers from CVN-68 to CVN-77. Nimitz-class ships can carry companies of up to 3,200 and an air wing of 2,480.
That’s some excellent maneuvers a ship like that can be hard to hit with excellent maneuvers which also means our destroyers can pull 50 times more aggressive maneuvers and be impossible to hit from certain water-based attacks.
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