Aircraft carrier are the cornerstone of America’s naval capabilities. They’re able to project air power anywhere in the world, without having to depend on local bases.
And they are truly massive.
Spanning 1,092 feet long (three times the length of a football field), Nimitz-class warships like the USS George H.W. Bush are the largest aircraft carriers.
See below for a selection of pictures showing how massive America’s aircraft carriers are:
An aircraft director guides an F/A-18C Hornet onto a catapult aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.
Sailors man the rails of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) while departing Naval Base Coronado (NBC).
Sailors observe as the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis sails alongside the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.
The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), center-right, leads the George Washington Carrier Strike Group.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbour-Hickam.
USS Abraham Lincoln and USS John C. Stennis join for a turnover of responsibility in the Arabian Sea.
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