Sunday, January 11, 2009

Italian aircraft carrier Cavour (550) pictures

italien Cavour carrier high res pictures

the layout of aircraft carrier Cavour (550)

Gif animated with the take-off of an F-35B, air group with 12 F35B e 8 EH 101

Animated gif with possible air groups with variables aircraft with 9-16 F35B and 6-12 EH 101

Italian Navy Cavour (550)aircraft carrier (CVH) was commissioned March 27, 2008.The Conte di Cavour has more than twice the displacement tonnage as the Garibaldi class (26,000 tons versus 13,000 tons). The new carrier is expected to operate the f35 Joint Strike Fighter, when available, as well as the current air wing of AV-8B Harrier II jump jets and assorted helicopters.
Full Operational Capability (FOC) is expected in early 2009 after completion of finishing work and transfer to the new naval station on Mar Grande in Taranto. Cavour will be the new flagship of the Italian Navy.

Displacement: 30,000 tons
Length: 244 m
Beam: 39 m
Draught: 8,7 m
engine: 4 × LM2500+ gas turbines providing 88.000 hp
6 × Diesel generators (13.200 KW)
Speed: 28+ knots
Range: 7,000 nautical miles (13,000 km) at 16 knots (30 km/h)
Complement: 451 Crew
203 Fleet Air Arm
140 C4 staff
325 Marines (standard)
weapons: 4 × A43 SYLVER VLS for 32 Aster-15 anti air missile
2 × Oto Melara 76/62 mm Super Rapid gun
3 × Oerlikon Contraves 25/80 mm AA gun
Aircraft carried: AV-8B Harrier II Plus or Lockheed Martin F-35B jsf
general purpose helicopters
EH101 AEW/HEW airborne surveillance helicopters


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