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fordfan25
04-30-2004, 05:18 PM
iv looked at pics of planes on the deck of large carriers like yorktown and lexington and thay say those carriers could hold 80 or 90 planes. from what i can tell from all the pics iv ever seen i cant figure out how the heck thay can get them all in there pluse crew food water spare parts ect. how do thay do it. if i can figure out thayr secret mabie i can figure out how to get all my socks in one drawer http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

fordfan25
04-30-2004, 05:18 PM
iv looked at pics of planes on the deck of large carriers like yorktown and lexington and thay say those carriers could hold 80 or 90 planes. from what i can tell from all the pics iv ever seen i cant figure out how the heck thay can get them all in there pluse crew food water spare parts ect. how do thay do it. if i can figure out thayr secret mabie i can figure out how to get all my socks in one drawer http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

KIMURA
04-30-2004, 05:44 PM
The most important thing in real life and in war ware is - to have friends who are with U and can help out all the time

freighters and tankers are pitching through heavy sea.
http://mypage.bluewin.ch/a-z/kimura-hei/freight.jpg

Kimura

VF-10_Snacky
04-30-2004, 06:04 PM
If you ever get a chance to take a tour of an aircraft carrier you will see how huge they really are. One of the things you learn in the Navy as a deck handler is how to pack them in tight corners. there is no waisted space on a carrier (or any ship for that matter). Wings fold,etc.

http://www.x-plane.org/users/531seawolf/b_a_presidential_first.jpg
"Navy1, Call the Ball- Roger Ball."

Latico
04-30-2004, 06:57 PM
You have to remember that carriers rarely have all their compliment of aircraft "on board" at any time. Some of the planes will be airborne at all times, providing BARCAP and Scout flights.

When a Carrier was putting into port it launched most of it's Aircraft to be landed at a nearby land base so that they wouldn't be stranded and unuseable while at anchorage or in shipyard. After te ship put back out to sea the planes would take off from the land base and return to the carrier.

Pentallion
04-30-2004, 08:37 PM
I was on board the Carl Vinson a few years back and they had a yacht inside the ship.

http://www.simops.com/249th/sigs/Wildcard.jpg

Nimits
04-30-2004, 10:00 PM
Some US Essex's managed to cram 100-115 planes on their flight decks towards the end of the war. By using all space avaiable (flight deck and hanger deck) it is really not all that hard.

DStrong86
05-01-2004, 01:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> fordfan25
posted 30-04-04 16:18
... if i can figure out thayr secret mabie i can figure out how to get all my socks in one drawer <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's easy: one pair for weekend, one for "formal evening wear" and one for work. My three pair of socks and underwear easily fit in one drawer.

fordfan25
05-01-2004, 03:12 PM
yep and if you only wash them once a mounth you can save a fortune in wash detergent.hay mabie that way ill be able to afford a rig to play fb on http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

fordfan25
05-01-2004, 03:12 PM
i ment pf

Vigilanty
05-02-2004, 04:44 AM
I was briefly on the Ol' Essex when it was in the process of decommissioning in 1971. I was struck by how much bigger it seemed from the inside than from the outside, exactly the opposite of what I would expect.

I'm sure sorry they scrapped her. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

DuxCorvan
05-02-2004, 05:55 AM
Once I took the chance to visit the 'Pr√¬*ncipe de Asturias', Spanish little carrier. It carries a whole dotation of choppers and some Harrier II.

Even being a tiny ship compared to the US giants, I was amazed by the huge space inside the hangar deck. You really needed a long long walk to reach the opposite side, sometimes you felt like inside a railway station.

- Dux Corvan -
http://www.uploadit.org/DuxCorvan/Altamira2.jpg
Ten thousand years of Cantabrian skinning.

BSS_CUDA
05-02-2004, 07:44 AM
this is how. if I count correct there are 50 on the flight deck, most with wings down, then you have the hangar deck that ran full length of the ship, they packed them in there like sardines, and as Kimura said they had alotta support ships


this is the USS Essex underway in May 1943
http://img42.photobucket.com/albums/v129/CUDA97045/020914.jpg

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That was some of the best flying I've seen yet! right up to the part where you got killed.
you NEVER NEVER leave your wingman.

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BSS_CUDA
05-02-2004, 07:54 AM
here's another one with approx 50 on deck maybe even more its a hard count

this is Enterprise in October of 45. must be on her way home after the war
http://img42.photobucket.com/albums/v129/CUDA97045/020627.jpg

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That was some of the best flying I've seen yet! right up to the part where you got killed.
you NEVER NEVER leave your wingman.

Jester : TopGun

heywooood
05-02-2004, 08:07 AM
Cuda -

these are great pics.. I hope the carrier decks in PF will look like that.. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif