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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #375 on: July 16, 2022, 06:07:07 PM »
Catamaran aircraft carrier was ever proposed? IMO it would be very convinient.

Why there is no one yet?

Probably because, for any given size of ship, you reduce your overall hangar space by at least 1/3 & the width of your hangars by at least 50%. You would require fewer & smaller (thus less capable & shorter ranged) aircraft or a huge increase in the size of your carriers.

If you do go for a full-width hangar deck, then you have to compensate for the greater mass by making the hulls bigger;
 wider = more resistance reducing the speed or requiring larger engines;
 deeper = more (though significantly less than above) resistance but much deeper, (further) limiting the harbours available to you for shelter, repairs, etc.
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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #376 on: July 16, 2022, 09:42:23 PM »
I would think that the choice of ports you could use would be drastically reduced too. And using the Suez or Panama would be a problem.

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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #377 on: July 17, 2022, 01:52:46 AM »
Catamaran aircraft carrier was ever proposed? IMO it would be very convinient.

There have been some serious proposals but nothing came to fruition:


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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #378 on: July 17, 2022, 03:56:02 AM »
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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #379 on: July 17, 2022, 03:10:38 PM »
Catamaran aircraft carrier was ever proposed? IMO it would be very convinient.

There have been some serious proposals but nothing came to fruition:



That looks like an Austal design GTX🤔

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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #380 on: July 18, 2022, 12:46:42 AM »
One is an Incat design the other an Austal one.
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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #381 on: July 18, 2022, 01:07:04 AM »
Variation on above:

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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #382 on: July 18, 2022, 01:08:09 AM »
And somewhat similar though technically a SWATH design:

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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #383 on: July 18, 2022, 10:04:27 AM »
on a little different level , how about a skyhook f-35 on something like that?
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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #384 on: July 19, 2022, 01:13:05 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #385 on: July 19, 2022, 12:30:26 PM »
Clemenceau/Foch with superstructure from fregate Suffren (I love that bulb :wub:)

First is scaloramed to equal length. Suitable to be built with the models Hellet produced under label "Cadet'

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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #386 on: July 21, 2022, 02:31:34 PM »
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Just to give you an idea :thumbsup:


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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #387 on: July 23, 2022, 02:21:40 AM »
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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #388 on: July 23, 2022, 08:56:35 PM »
I stumbled across this article fromthe EurAsian Times the day, which aludes to PLAN's Type 075 LHD having a long-curved ski jump added to its bow/flightdeck in a modular fashion.........

There's speculation as whether the photo is phtoshopped or not, but one thing is for certain, just like the Indian Navy's I wouldn't want to be ploughing into pacific sees with such a bow/ski-jump🤔

https://eurasiantimes.com/photoshop-alert-china-displays-a-detachable-ski-jump-ramp/?amp#top



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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #389 on: July 24, 2022, 02:16:57 AM »
Definite photoshop and not even a good one.

Mind you, i like this illustration of how it might be fitted:

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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #390 on: July 24, 2022, 05:11:04 AM »
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Just to give you an idea :thumbsup:



And the fighter to equip it. :smiley:  BPR FAA nose intake Sea Vixen


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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #391 on: July 24, 2022, 09:28:36 PM »
One is an Incat design the other an Austal one.

Go the Austal, then sell them to China, pre cracked and stuffed sterntubes.

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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #392 on: July 26, 2022, 10:13:51 AM »
Maybe should be made into own thread, but why was the “skyhook “ not developed any further?
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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #393 on: August 10, 2022, 10:10:33 PM »
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Text: In his 1973 M.Phil. thesis, LCdr. D.R. Taylor RN proposed use of ski-jump to aid Harrier. His ski-jump design, which featured curve, initially met skepticism, but others endorsed proposal. Initial testing used various ramp angles carried out at RAE Bedford; using two-seat Harrier



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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #394 on: September 30, 2022, 06:10:16 AM »


The USNS Card (T-AKV 40) was a WW2 Bogue-Class escort carrier reactivated on 16 May 1958 to serve as an aircraft transport boat. It was kept busy during the Vietnam War. Here carrying seventeen suitably cocooned USAF F-102s.
The Card gained some unwanted publicity when it was sunk in the port of Saigon on 2 May 1964 by two commando frogmen from the Vietcong 65th Special Operations Group. Refloated later, it was repaired, and returned to service at the end of that same year.
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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #395 on: September 30, 2022, 07:56:37 AM »
Boeing AN-1 was a undersea transport & launch platform using modified (folding wing + boosters) F-102s.