Nimitz CVN-68 Aircraft Carrier

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The Nimitz CVN-68 Aircraft Carrier is a nuclear-powered Nimitz class supercarrier of the United States Navy.

Nimitz CVN-68 Aircraft Carrier

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Commissioned in 1975, the lead ship of the Nimitz class is one of the largest warships in the world. With a displacement of 100,020 tons, Nimitz CVN-68 Aircraft Carrier can carry a combination of 90 aircraft and helicopters on its deck. To counter its defensive weakness against smaller ships, Nimitz has a battery of defensive weapons like the CIWS Phalanx Gattling Cannon, MK 2 50 Caliber Turrets, Sea Sparrow and RIM-116 missiles. It travels at the speed of 31.5 knots and is powered by Nuclear Reactors and multiple Steam Turbines.



Nimitz CVN-68 Aircraft Carrier | USA

Weapons Base Power Stats
Country: United States
Deployed: 1975
Maker: Newport News Shipbuilding
Displacement: 100,020 tons (110,250 short tons)
Length: 1,092 feet (332.8 meters)
Beam: 252 feet (76.8 meters)
Draft: 37 feet (11.3 meters)
Speed: 31.5 knots (58.3 km/h)
Range: Unlimited Distance
Armor: Not Known
Power 1: WH A4W Nuclear (2x)
Power 2: Steam Turbines (4x) Shafts (4x)
Generated: 260,000 shp (194 MegaWatts)
Capacity: 90 Aircraft (fixed-wing) and Helicopters
Main Gun: Phalanx CIWS (2x)
2nd Gun: MK 2 Auto .50 cal (4x)
3rd Gun: .50 cal Turret (10x)
Missiles A: Sea Sparrow (2x)
Missile B: RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (2x)
Cost: $1.0 billion (1975 dollars)
Status: Active

Nimitz CVN-68 Aircraft Carrier | USA

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