Here's the nuclear aircraft supercarrier USS Nimitz—the lead ship of its class—exhibiting a tiny fraction of its air power in a December 7 photograph taken over the Pacific Ocean.
The US Navy has ten more of these nuclear titans, plus another ten carriers for amphibious assault.
And then, here's a brief list of the squadrons flying from the Nimitz.
Strike Fighter Squadron 154 (VFA-154) "Black Knights" with F/A-18F Super Hornets
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323 (VMFA-323) "Death Rattlers" with F/A-18C Hornets
Strike Fighter Squadron 146 (VFA-146) "Blue Diamonds" with F/A-18C Hornets
Strike Fighter Squadron 147 (VFA-147) "Argonauts" with F/A-18E Super Hornets
Electronic Attack Squadron 142 (VAQ-142) "Gray Wolves" with EA-6B Prowlers
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 117 (VAW-117) "Wallbangers" with E-2C Hawkeyes
Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 6 (HSC-6) "Screamin' Indians" with MH-60S
Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 75 (HSM-75) "Wolf Pack" with MH-60R
Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 Detachment 3 (VRC-30) "Providers" with C-2A Greyhounds
That's a lot of air power.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Aiyana S. Paschal
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