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Post by tameraire01 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:17 pm

If we did build her would we have a decent sized carrier fleet with CVA-01 along with CVF? If so what Aircraft would we put on them F4 phantoms then F/a 18 super hornets. Then turn the F4,s into electronic war fair platforms?
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Re: CVA-01

Post by Paul L » Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:13 am

Both CAV-01 were to be built in the 1970s and would have been due for replacement ~4 decades later which is about now. So each CVF would have replaced a CVA-01.

Such a large deck carrier battle groups were "do able" and would have been valuable for NATO, but would have required a drastic cut in ASW escort. Since those were pretty useless warships anyway- it would not have been much of a loss. On the other hand- they did fill a 'empire' role so their loss would been political and maybe not tolerated.
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