Kamis, 24 Desember 2009

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)

Designation: USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
Classification Type: Conventional Powered Aircraft Carrier
Ship Class: Kitty Hawk-class
Country of Origin: United States
Initial Year of Service: 1961
Number in Class: 4




USS Kittyhawk pertama kali dipesan pada Oktober 1955 dan mulai dibuat pada Desember 1956 oleh New York Shipbuilding Corporation. Dia diluncurkan pada Mei 1960 dan secara resmi dioperasikan pada April tahun berikutnya. Kitty Hawk mempunyai homeport di Puget Sound Naval Shipyard dan dijadwalkan akan dipensiunkan pada 2009. Kapal induk ini kemungkinan besar akan menjadi museum terapung AS atau ada kemungkinan dijual ke India.



Specifications: USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)

Dimensions:
Length: 1069ft (325.83m)
Beam: 130ft (39.62m)
Draught: 38ft (11.58m)

Performance:
Surface Speed: 35kts (40mph)
Range: 9,206miles (14,816km)

Structure:
Complement: 5,624
Suface Displacement: 60,933tons

Power:
Engine(s): Westinghouse geared steam turbines; 8 x Foster-Wheeler steam boilers delivering 280,000shp to 4 x propeller shafts.

Weapons Suite:
3 x RIM-7 Sea Sparrow surface-to-air missile launchers
2 x RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) anti-aircraft missile systems
2 x 20mm MK15 Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) anti-aircraft cannons

Air Arm:
Up to 80 aircraft of various makes and types including F-14 Tomcats (since retired), F/A-18 Hornets, EA-6B Prowlers, E-2C Hawkeyes, S-3B Vikings, SH-60/HH-60 Seahawk Helicopters and
C-2 Greyhound transports.


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