Elizabeth-Class Aircraft Carrier
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|Name||Elizabeth-Class Aircraft Carrier|
|Built By||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding|
|Cost||$10.44B per unit|
|Preceded by||Forward Class|
|Namesake||Elizabeth, Capitol of South Hills|
|Displacement||Approx. 100,000 tonnes.|
|Length||1,106 ft (337 m)|
|Beam||256 ft (78 m) (flight deck)|
|Draft||39 ft (12 m)|
|Power||Two General Atomics B1-A Nuclear Reactors|
|Crew Complement||509 Officers
x4 Phalanx CIWS
The Elizabeth class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers is the latest design out of South Hills for a nuclear powered modern aircraft carrier. Construction began in 2009 on the first in the class, Elizabeth, which launched mid 2013 and became operational early 2014.
The class of ships features electromagnetic aircraft launch systems, improved aircraft arresting gear, and automated systems cutting down dramatically on the ships crew complement.
Improvements over Forward class
The class features several major improvements:
- Advanced arresting gear.
- Automation, which reduces crew requirements by several hundred from the Forward-class carrier.
- AN/SPY-3 dual-band radar, as developed for the Miles Prower Heavy Destroyers, and arguably the most advanced on Mundus.
- An Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) in place of traditional steam catapults for launching aircraft.
- A new nuclear reactor design for greater power generation.
- Stealth features to reduce the ships radar cross section.
- The ability to carry up to 90 aircraft.
Ships in Class
|Elizabeth||CVN-80||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||25 July 2013||11 December 2014||Capitol of South Hills, Elizabeth.||Naval Base Matthews||Active|
|Pittsburgh||CVN-81||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||13 November 2014||12 October 2015||City/State of Pittsburgh.||Naval Base Matthews||Active|
|Forward||CVN-82||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||9 November 2015||Pending.||State of Forward.||Naval Station West Elizabeth||Undergoing Sea Trials|
|Josiah Bartlet||CVN-82||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||Under Construction||N/A||Form. President Josiah Bartlet||N/A||Under Construction|
|McKeesport||CVN-83||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||Pending Construction||Pending Construction||City of McKeesport||N/A||Pending Construction|
|Pending Name||CVN-84||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||Pending Construction||Pending Construction||N/A||N/A||Pending Construction|
|Pending Name||CVN-85||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||Pending Construction||Pending Construction||N/A||N/A||Pending Construction|
|Pending Contract||CVN-86||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||Pending Contract||Pending Contract||Pending Contract||N/A||Pending Contract|
|Pending Contract||CVN-87||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||Pending Contract||Pending Contract||Pending Contract||N/A||Pending Contract|
|Pending Contract||CVN-88||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||Pending Contract||Pending Contract||Pending Contract||N/A||Pending Contract|
|Pending Contract||CVN-89||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||Pending Contract||Pending Contract||Pending Contract||N/A||Pending Contract|
|Pending Contract||CVN-90||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||Pending Contract||Pending Contract||Pending Contract||N/A||Pending Contract|