It’s like the F/A-18E Super Hornet is splitting the horizon as it flies through the line between ocean and sky. It’s actually just zipping through a flyby during an aerial change of command ceremony above the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier. Either way, it’s such a perfect picture of a giant mothership and…
If you lack the patience for assembling something as simple as a jigsaw puzzle, you’ll want to move along. Metal Earth’s intricate models, which assemble from flat, pre-cut sheets of metal, could frustrate even a brain surgeon. Which is unfortunate, because these new color models are so very tempting.
The potential sources for green biofuels never cease to amaze: Now, the US Navy is fueling one fleet with a bizarre cocktail of petroleum and cow fat.
Neat shot of two Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft supercarriers—the USS George H.W. Bush and USS Harry S. Truman—cruising together in the Arabian Sea. I still find amazing that ten of these giant monsters roam the seas.
During the Korean War, China's greatest military resource was its vastly overwhelming personnel numbers. However, over the past three decades, the People's Liberation Army has undergone a sea change in military strategy, evolving from a massive army with outdated Soviet weapons to a modernized fighting force, replete…
The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) is a beast. It's the first of the new Ford-class supercarriers, and arguably the best aircraft carrier ever designed. And building these mammoths is a serious undertaking.
So there you are, walking around on the world's most advanced aircraft carrier. Everything around you is a multi-million dollar machine packed with advanced technology. Then something propped in the corner catches your eye. Is that an old wooden ladder? What the hell is that doing here?
Aircraft carriers are, how to say, big. Building them is a lot easier if you have a really, really big crane. Meet Big Blue. She's the largest crane in the western hemisphere, and she's hard at work piecing together the new Ford-class aircraft carriers in Newport News, Virginia.
So, you want to buy an aircraft carrier. Stateside, there's only one place you can go—Newport News Shipbuilding, the largest dry-dock in the western hemisphere.
So how does one park a 20,000-pound aircraft travelling 130 knots on the roiling deck of the USS Ronald Reagan? Very careful aim, and the incredible assistance of Mark 7 Mod 3 arresting gear.
So you want to advance the scientific output of your country—great. What's your next move? Spend a massive amount of cash repairing, refitting, and adding guns to a giant Soviet aircraft carrier? Yeah, claims China. Hmm.
China's readying its aircraft carrier debut—a gently owned Russian vessel that's being refitted for serious sea cruising. The progress has been slow (it's a gigantic aircraft carrier, to be fair), but has reached a milestone: lights on.
Truth be told, I can't figure out if this is a seaplane's dream, or nightmare. I mean, cool or not, who voluntarily puts sharks in an active landing zone? [Oh My! Look at This Gosh Darn Boat! - Thanks, Richard]