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    Default Aircraft carriers in focus...

    Does anyone have links to good shots of aircraft carriers? Nationality immaterial.

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    For what it's worth, one of the major US Navy ports for carriers is detailed here:

    http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile256...wport-News.htm

    Includes one undergoing maintenance and the new CVN-77 which is still under construction. I can point you at more, but they're all stored in various navy files for ports all over the world so it'd be a seriously massive post.
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    My favorite is probably the USS Intrepid: http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile427...,-New-York.htm
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    The US Department of Defense does not allow detailed images of either its bases or seacraft for National Security purposes. Done mainly to prevent foreign opponents fm being able to gather intel to use it against the US Federal Government.

    The USS Intrepid currently sits in the Military Ocean Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey while repairs get made to it. When completed it will be tugged back to its spot at 40th & West side Highway on the Hudson River.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D14D View Post
    The US Department of Defense does not allow detailed images of either its bases or seacraft for National Security purposes. Done mainly to prevent foreign opponents fm being able to gather intel to use it against the US Federal Government.
    I've tried to parse this in any way other than 'No high res images of US bases exist' but I just can't do it. If you meant something else, it's not coming across. Not only is Google Earth RIFE with crystal-clear satellite images, but it also has very clear aerial imagery of US bases. Examples would include San Diego, Mayport (FL) and Pearl Harbor.

    Of course it's not just limited to Google Earth. Consider Local Live:How about an Ohio Class SSBN returning to King's Bay? (recent update)
    There's been a different one visible for a long time, but the image quality isn't good.

    The sub base at New London is also in excellent resolution as is the SSBN base at Bangor.

    And the list goes on and on and I haven't even mentioned the DoD Media site which has lots of public shots of ships in action.

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    All images on The DoD website have already been approved for release.


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    Quote Originally Posted by D14D View Post
    All images on The DoD website have already been approved for release.
    So then the blanket statement that no high resolution images exist isn't really the case. Google Earth. Local Live. DoD Media .... lots of sources.

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    Default Two Supercarriers in the Far East

    Hi, here's China's supercarrier docked at Dalian, China:
    38.940365, 121.643694

    And here's the USS Kitty Hawk, CVA63, docked at Yokosuka, Japan:
    35.291464, 139.663191

    Anyone know what that strange structure is on the flight deck?

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    Short answer: Maintenance

    Longer answer: That's where the arrestor cables are, so it's likely some maintenance there, and given that's the part of the deck that's the most abused, it was probably time to fix up the surface too.

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    By my calculation, the Kitty Hawk is slightly longer than the Chinese 'Super Carrier"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grimreaper View Post
    By my calculation, the Kitty Hawk is slightly longer than the Chinese 'Super Carrier"?
    Correct. The Chinese carrier is an old Russian ship named the Varyag. It's generally listed at 300 meters, which is only about 984 feet. The Kitty Hawk is 1,062 and only 30 feet shorter than the later Nimitz class carriers. The Varyag isn't even in proper service. There's quite a bit of speculation about what the Chinese are using it for and what they plan to use it for in the future.

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    Here's one waiting to be scrapped in India, I don't know if it's the ex-HMS Vengeance or the French Clemenceau.
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    It's the brasilian airctaft carrier Minas Gerais formerly HMAS Vengeance.

    http://www.gearthhacks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6618

    http://www.hazegray.org/navhist/carriers/brazil.htm

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    I'm not sure it is the Vengeance. It's 204 metres long, the Vengeance is 192 metres, and if you look at this photo, and the front starboard side, left as you look at it, the shape is very different.

    FormerAircraftCarrierHMAS.html

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