A comprehensive source is Norman Friedman's "U.S. Aircraft Carriers".
"By 1945, the Essex class was considered unsuited to the new generation of naval aircraft. The 1945 fleet carrier was to have solved such problems in a hull suited to mass production". Also incorporating those learned from...
ORIGINAL CAPTION: First failure of the manned Aerodrome, October 7, 1903
ORIGINAL CAPTION: William E. "Gink" Doherty coaxes the structurally modified Langley Aerodrome into the air...
Thinking that we need a thread for all old (pre-1880s?) projects.
Came across HMS Duke of Kent design for a four-deck ship of the line on Reddit. c1809. Never built. Original source http://collections.rmg.co.uk/
Here's a late 80's/early 90's concept from the David Taylor Research Center (now Carderock Division, NSWC) for a semi-submersible warship. Looks like it was intended to be nuclear powered, using waterjet propulsion. Also referred to as the Low Observer Force. With the intention of being able to...
Assessment of Advanced Logistics Delivery System (ALDS) Launch Systems Concepts by Gregory W Anderson et al., NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV PHILADELPHIA PA MACHINERY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DIR (Oct 2004)
Handle / proxy Url: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA430083
Browsing through DefenseImagery.mil and found this artist's conception for the CGH-67 battlecruiser shot on 3/1/1986
Does anyone know anything more about this concept?
I am assuming a nuclear power plant could also produce a great amount of extra energy for DEW and other exotic "high power energy need" weapons.
Another little known thing, of which once again Designation Systems Net is the only real resource.
Copy of a xeroxed copy found in NHC files:
Photograph that was with the article (yes, i know, poor quality; but....hey....)
Does anyone have any information on the USN CVV concepts of the 1970s? Apart from some brief references in books, I have found the following information on the web:
"CVV was the major program, an outgrowth of Zumwalt's earlier T-CBL, proposed by Ford and championed by Carter. It...
A lot must be researchied on the post-Seamaster hostory of US Navy seaplane projects. We are told that the Navy interest vanished in front of the "victory of the carrier" (the SLBMs came later). But... there was at least a couple of competions (and specifications) before eveithing ended (?)...