Giovanni Maduli sent me this picture of the Italian aircraft carrier Cavour (550) he took recently in Fincantieri’s shipyards in Muggiano, near Genoa. The ship, that will be delivered to the Marina Militare (Italian Navy) in 2008, has an overall length of 244 meters and a runway 180m x 14m with a 12° ski jump that will be able to serve 8 V/STOL (Vertical/Short Take-Off and Landing) aircraft such as AV-8B+ Harrier or 12 helicopters, such as the EH-101, NH- 90 or SH-3D. The ship will be fully compatible with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter VTOL variant and will most probably accomodate a mixed force composed by both aircraft and helos.
A C-2 Greyhound is preparing for an arrested landing on USS Nimitz on Oct. 19, 2009, while dolphins jump in the ship’s wake. An interesting picture, in my opinion, since the idea of power of […]
Maverick and Goose would not have had to bail out from their jet if they had flown a F110-powered F-14 Tomcat
Almost every aviation geek has seen the famous film Top Gun. But few of them know that if Maverick and Goose flew an F-14B they would not have had to eject during the flat spin […]
Personas are easy-to-install themes that change the look of your Firefox web browser. They are different from themes since they change just the look of the browser without changing the navigation buttons, toolbars and menus, […]