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USS Yorktown
How does a modern navy project its power around the world? With nuclear-powered ships carrying fighter planes. Once flight became a proven asset in warfare, the aircraft carrier's importance as a naval war machine was confirmed. The aircraft carrier is now one of the U.S. Navy's most important strategic vessels. These massive, floating airbases intimidate wherever they roam. An average carrier contains over 100 attack aircraft and 5,000 on-duty personnel. Photo of AIRCRAFT CARRIER expert
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FA-18 HORNET
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Time Capsule
In 1922, flight decks were often too short to stop planes. Today, decks stretch a lengthy 1,000 feet.
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Maritime Messages
USS ENTERPRISE - CVN-65 SHIP GUIDE
Word Log
Always wanted to know what "Bravo Zulu" means? And just what is a tailhook, anyway? The Word Log translates the lingo.




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