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CVN-77 Bush vs CVN-78 Ford Specs

NIMITZ Class (CVN 77)Ford Class (CVN 78)
Catapults4 x Steam4 x EMALS
Arresting Gear & Barricade4 x MK7-43 x Adv Arresting Gear
Aircraft Elevators4 x 200,000 lbs Hyd3 x 200,000 lbs Hyd
Flight Deck205,000 ft214,000 ft
Hangar Deck3 Bays2 Bays
Weapons ElevatorsCabled-Electric 9 x 10,500 lbsAdv Weapons Elev 11 x 24,000 lbs
Horizontal Weapons Movement Distance~ 1225 ft390 ft
Messing Area Consumed by Weapons Production (ft/seats)~ 12,500 ft / 650 seats260 ft / 32 seats
Reactors(2) A4W(2) A1B
RadarsRotating AN/SPS-48, 49, 67, 73 AN/SPN-43 ATC, AN/SPQ-9BPhased Array MFR/VSR
Messrooms11 rooms7 rooms
Air Conditioning Capacity4,800 tons9,900 tons
Fresh Water Generation Distillers
400,000 GPD
Reverse Osmosis
500,000 GPD
Total Ownership Cost (50 Years)$32B (FY 04 $)$27B (FY 04 $)
Ship Manning32912491
Airwing Manning22701786
Sortie Rate120/ day sustained; 192 surge160 /day sustained; 270 surge

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