Sunday, April 12, 2015

Tonnage isn't everything

By the way I didn't look up the stats or anything, I shoot from the hip.

The Charles de Gaulle still ought to be an all around more capable vessel than the new Queen Elizabeth class regardless of tonnage.

I think some design choices make this self-evident:

1) Nuclear => unlimited endurance

2) Angled flight deck => sortie generation

3) CATOBAR => organic AWACS (this is a big one)