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CGV - Guided Missile Aviation Cruiser

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I was browsing through the Global Security and I found a dead link to a topic titled "1982 CGV Guided Missile Aviation Cruiser." Does anyone have any information on the 1982 concept of a Guided Missile Aviation Cruiser for the United States Navy? Anyone have concept artwork?

Wikileaks says that CVG is an abbreviation for Guided-Missile Aircraft Carrier and that CVGN is an abbrevation of Nuclear-Powered Guided-Missile Aircraft Carrier.
 

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The CGV was a notional concept put forward by the Congressional Budget Office in its 1982 paper "Building A 600-ship Navy." It was part of a proposed alternative building plan that was a response to the cost of the Reagan Administration's planned approach. The CBO gave few details beyond stating that the design would have a balanced anti-air, anti-sub, and anti-surface armament, a flight deck, and space for 8-12 VSTOL aircraft. The late 1970s had seen a rash of through-deck aviation cruiser designs; this might be based on any one of them or some combination of their features. It sounds suspiciously like the mid-1970s Strike Cruiser Mark II design, but with non-nuclear propulsion and somewhat enlarged aviation capacity.

No concept art that I'm aware of, but the CBO report can be downloaded here (>7.4MB):

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/53xx/doc5336/doc13b-Entire.pdf
 

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A small bit of info on a later version is here....
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,4084.0.html
 
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