Night vs. Day Aircraft Carrier Landings in One Harrowing Video

YouTube user Carl Vause recently uploaded a side-by-side shot of two identical aircraft carrier landings—one during the light of day and one in pitch black. The result is absolutely stunning. Read More >>

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This Is How Massive Our New Aircraft Carrier Really Is

Our brand new aircraft carrier is coming along nicely, with the HMS Queen Elizabeth due for launch in 2014. Now that the two halves have been put together for the first time we get a real feeling for just how huge (280m in length) this beast is going to be. It'll be taller than Nelson's Column for goodness sake. Read More >>

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Naval Aircraft Carriers Could Become Floating 3D Printing Factories

These days, the mention of 3D-printed weapons conjures up visions of libertarians printing AK-47s in their garages (ok, that might just be me). But a recent story in the Armed Forces Journal brings word of a more systematic implementation of 3D-printed warfare. Read More >>

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This Is How You Build An Aircraft Carrier (Updated: Behind-the-Scenes Video)

The times when the British Navy ruled the seven seas, killing pirates and upstart colonials is, sadly, gone; that doesn't mean, though, that we can't build impressive little ships to sail around in. The newest and greatest are the two Queen Elizabeth-class carriers, 65,000 tonne supercarriers currently under construction, right here in the not-so-sunny United Kingdom. Read More >>

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What Is Happening to This Aircraft Carrier?

The U.S. Navy has released this stunning photo of sailors participating in a flight deck scrubbing exercise aboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), a Nimitz-class supercarrier that is currently undergoing sea trials. But what the hell are they scrubbing? Is the carrier caught in a blizzard? Read More >>

China's First Aircraft Carrier Claims Its First Victim (Sort Of)

Our frenemies across Asia are now a naval superpower, having successfully landed a Chinese jet on a Chinese aircraft carrier for the first time. And it's lethal — the guy in charge dropped dead in the middle of it. Read More >>

Men Look Utterly Puny Next to Just 1/6 of Our Colossal New Aircraft Carrier

What you're looking at here is just one of six sections of our brand new HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, which is currently under construction by BAE Systems. It's being moved to Rosyth to be mated with another couple of her massive sections. There's no doubt, this thing is going to be an absolute monster. Read More >>


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