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These Nimitz – Class Sea Trials Will Change The Way You Look At Carriers

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THAT’S PRETTY IMPRESSIVE.
For those of you who have never seen a Nimtiz-class carrier take a turn like this, strap in and check this out. There’s a lot going on and there are things that you didn’t even think of that you’ll probably find fascinating.

USS Nimitz (CVN-68), a US Navy aircraft carrier. Photo is from after her 1999-2001 refit. | U.S. Navy Photo / Public Domain

For those of you who have served or been on one of these behemoths, you know exactly what we’re talking about. One of our buddies who served on a destroyer in the Navy said that even if you’re around it all the time, it never ceases to amaze. He distinctly remembers seeing a carrier do a high-speed turn and said it’s just simply incredible that such a massive ship can heel like that while making a sharp turn.

HIGH SPEED MANEUVERS! US Nimitz-class SUPERCARRIER in a series of EXTREME RUDDER TESTS!

As you’ll see in the video, witnessing this from the outside is quite different than being on the ship. They’re actually equally impressive. Like our buddy said, from another ship it looks almost unreal that that’s possible.

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 23 2013) Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 sit in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Phil Ladouceur/Released)

On deck, however, it’s a whole different story. Standing on the ‘roof’, you can barely keep your grip as your body starts angling at about 15°. In the ‘basement’, it’s the same thing but you lose the horizon on one side looking through the hangar door.

 

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