Space Commander Travis Posted July 2, 2017 #26 Share Posted July 2, 2017 (edited) 7 hours ago, The Russian Hare said: I think that reflects smaller air crew, air wing alone on Nimitz class is about 1500 Possibly less complex due to conventional vs. nuclear power, maybe in other ways as well, could also be heavier reliance on automation Yes, the air wing is responsible for a very large proportion of the crew on carriers (not so much aircrew, but support personnel). Plus they need all them on American carriers to line up on deck in the shape of the Stars & Stripes or spelling out messages that say "We love you, Mr. President" or "Mission Accomplished" or whatever on special occasions. Edited July 2, 2017 by Manfred von Dreidecker 1 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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