The U.S. Navy has shared a video where you can see the fast turns of its most advanced aircraft carrier, which reaches a maximum speed of 56 kilometers per hour.
The USS Gerald R. Ford, the most sophisticated aircraft carrier of the US Navy, has demonstrated its great versatility in the course of a maneuver developed this week, despite official reports that record several failures and delays, such as problems operating in most of its electromagnetic elevators.
U.S. Navy He has shared a video where the aircraft carrier executes fast turns at high speed, almost as if it were a small ship. With a displacement of water of about 100,000 tons and a maximum speed of 56 kilometers, the ship made spectacular turns. Of course, at the time of the exercises it was not transporting any aircraft.
Gerald R. Ford, which happens to be the potentially most advanced and expensive aircraft carrier in the US Navy, was launched on November 9, 2013. The commissioning of this $ 13 billion ship was scheduled for that year, but it wasn’t until 2017 that he was received by the Navy.
The ship is the series head of a new range of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, one of whose most innovative features lies in its electromagnetic elevators of advanced weapons (AWE), which serve to raise bombs, missiles and other ammunition to the hangars where the aircraft
At the moment, only 2 of its 11 gun lifts work, the US Naval Institute reported in early October. Meanwhile, the US Navy said last October 22 that the third elevator is already in operation, while another one is expected to come into service soon. In addition, officials said they hope to overcome a series of setbacks to put the nuclear aircraft carrier into combat service in approximately 2024, when it should have been done last year.
The problem of the operation of the elevators is not the only one that draws the USS Gerald R. Ford. In February it was announced that the warship registered no less than twenty failures during the takeoff and landing tests of aircraft at sea. To this is also added the fact that the aircraft carrier is not compatible with American poachers Lockheed Martin F-35.