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USS George H.W. Bush CVN-77
1/720 scale model ship.

This kit is about 18" long and will make a great kit to build #A638.  $29.95
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The U.S.S. George H. W. Bush (CVN-77) is the tenth and final Nimitz class “supercarrier”. Entered in service on 2009,
is the most updated evolution in terms of technology and weapon systems of its class. One of the
world’s largest warships,
thanks to its displacement of 100,000 tons, it is powered with two Westinghouse nuclear reactor
s that permit, despite the impressive size,
to reach 30 knots and to have a operating range almost unlimited. More than 80 aircrafts and helicopters are carried on board and are enable to
enhance the military effectiveness of the warship. The “Bush” is also used for the development and testing of advanced weapon systems.
On the deck of CVN-77, the first tests with unmanned drones, as the Northrop Grumman X-47B developed and designed for carrier-based operations, has been recently done.

 

 

Home to about 6,000 military Navy personnel

 

Enough food and supplies to operate for 90 days

 

Daily newspaper, and radio and television stations

 

18,150 meals served daily

 

Distillation plants providing 400,000 gallons of fresh water from sea water daily, enough to supply 2,000 homes

 

Nearly 30,000 light fixtures and 1,325 miles of cable and wiring

 

1,400 telephones, 14,000 pillowcases and 28,000 sheets

 

  • General Characteristics, Super Nimitz Class

    Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News, Va.
    Power Plant: Two nuclear reactors, four shafts
    Length, overall: 1,092 feet (332.85 meters)
    Flight Deck Width: 252 feet (76.8 meters)
    Beam: 134 feet (40.84 meters)
    Displacement: Approx. 97,000 tons (87,996.9 metric tons) full load
    Speed: 30+ knots (34.5+ miles per hour)
    Aircraft: 85
    Cost: about $4.5 billion each  
     

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