- 11 March 2006
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No doubt running late...but an interesting design with help of Fincantari. Expected to weigh in at 38,000t full load, 250m in length and about 24-32 aircraft.
avatar said:the island may look similar (positioning) .. but this will be no mere scaled up cavour .... remember this is an AC optimised for non V/STOL fighter operations rather than a multi purpose ship like Cavour ... there is also talk of putting in a powder catapult
zen said:A powder catapult?
Well its likely to be easier to fit such a thing than the various components of a steam catapult to an existing design powered by gas turbines.
Rockets would be different again, RATOG was last considered for future aircraft by the RN seriously during the 1950's and already it was well on the wane.