Monday, September 24, 2007


This Day in the History of Seriously Successful Weapons

On this day in 1960, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise, (CVN 65) was launched at Newport News, Virginia. It was the most astonishing weapon system at the time. Length: 1120 ft, flight deck width: 250 ft, displacement: 93,970 tons. Speed: 33 knots. Range: 470,000 miles at 20 knots. Air wing: 86 aircraft. Crew: 5765. Still out there today.


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