Author Topic: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration  (Read 62777 times)

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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #315 on: July 14, 2019, 04:47:28 AM »
Sounds like it would be easier to build a new ship design from the keel up.

Probably even cheaper still to buy a second hand one from someone else...
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Offline Volkodav

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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #316 on: July 14, 2019, 08:39:34 PM »
This sounds like the discussions in the UK in the early 50s, the RN wanted new carriers and the government wanted to rebuild old ones because they thought it was more economical.  The Government got its way, it turned out to be hideously expensive and inefficient with the end result being the progressive down sizing and eventual retirement of the strike carrier fleet.  Apparently Lord Mountbatten was furious when he was advised that the government had approved the reconstruction of the armoured fleet carriers and the completion of the Tiger Class cruisers instead of the desired new build carriers that would have been similar in size to the USNs Midways but designed with all the modern features, angled deck, steam catapults etc.