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Retitled: USS Nimitz (CVN-68) - Nimitz class
« on: January 07, 2017, 10:20:04 PM »
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The Nimitz Class aircraft carriers are the largest warships ever built. With over 6,000 personnel (crew and aircrew), the carrier has a displacement of 102,000t, and a flight deck length of 332.9m. All nine nuclear-powered Nimitz Class carriers have been built by Newport News Shipbuilding (now Northrop Grumman Ship Systems), based in Virginia.

Tasked with a multi-mission attack / ASW role, the first of class, USS Nimitz, was commissioned in 1975. The last of the class, USS George HW Bush (CVN 77), was commissioned in January 2009.

Other hulls are: USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) – Oct 1977; USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) – Mar 1982; USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) – Oct 1986; USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) – Nov 1989; USS George Washington (CVN 73), Jul 1992; USS John C Stennis (CVN 74) – Dec 1995, USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75) – July 1998 and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) – July 2003.


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Re: Retitled: USS Nimitz (CVN-68) - Nimitz class
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2017, 05:43:16 AM »
For defense-oriented children of the 80s, this carrier and the F-14 had special meaning because of this movie

Time-travel sequence

https://youtu.be/Byu4VrhUIK8

Aircraft launch sequences

https://youtu.be/MtvZK6X0zro


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Re: Retitled: USS Nimitz (CVN-68) - Nimitz class
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 05:49:38 PM »
Navy shows off its airpower during rare tri-carrier drills near Korean Peninsula
By LEON COOK AND TYLER HLAVAC | STARS AND STRIPES
Published: November 13, 2017

https://www.stripes.com/news/navy-shows-off-its-airpower-during-rare-tri-carrier-drills-near-korean-peninsula-1.497673

USS NIMITZ, Sea of Japan — The Navy put its airpower on display as a rare three-aircraft carrier exercise entered its final stretch Monday in waters east of the Korean Peninsula.

The four-day drills, which kicked off on Saturday, involve the USS Ronald Reagan, USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Nimitz, and are aimed at demonstrating the Navy’s “unique capability to operate multiple carrier strike groups as a coordinated strike force effort,” the service said last week.

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https://www.facebook.com/USNavy/videos/10154981214982823/

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Re: Retitled: USS Nimitz (CVN-68) - Nimitz class
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2020, 12:31:23 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/USPacificFleet/posts/10158355668177970?__tn__=H-R

Nimitz Carrier Strike Force and a U.S. Air Force B-52 Bomber from Barksdale Air Force base conduct integrated joint air operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. The USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Carrier Strike Groups are conducting dual-carrier operations in the South China Sea as the Nimitz Carrier Strike Force. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Stephens)









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Re: Retitled: USS Nimitz (CVN-68) - Nimitz class
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2020, 05:13:40 AM »
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/12531/indian-navy-mig-29ks-make-low-approaches-to-uss-nimitz-during-malabar-drills

The "Malabar 2017" international naval exercise off of India concludes today, and this year's iteration was like no other in the quarter century history of the multinational drills. At the center of the large force training event were no less than three aircraft carriers from three navies—USS Nimitz from the US, INS Vikramaditya from India, and the JS Izumo from Japan.

In total, 17 ships from the three countries took part in the exercise, which began ten days ago and runs through today. The Bay of Bengal is where most the activity took place.

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