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Yo, that pic seems to be taken from either a Chinese or Russian carrier, The Us only builds flatops. Good pic tho.
we build flat decks with catapults because we build heavy multimission aircraft that have all the bells and whistles in them. if the Navy had only Harriers/V-STOLs and helios, we would have small decks and ramps and much smaller power projection. a lot to be said for 1000' of sovereign territory in the bad guys back yard.
looks like a visual from a sci-fi movie intro