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LHA-6 America / LHX / LHA(R) - Specifications


Specifications
LHA(R) LHD Plug PlusLHA-6 AmericaLHA-6 Flight 1
LHA-8
Power Plant General Electric [GE] "LM 2500 plus" gas turbine engines Two LM2500+ marine gas turbines,
approximately 50 MW,
two shafts,
70,000 total brake horsepower
Length 921 feet ( meters) 844 feet (257.3 meters)
Beam 116 feet
(34.8 meters)
106 feet (32.3 meters)
Displacement 50,000 tons full load 44,971 long tons
Speed 20+ knots (23.5+ miles per hour) 22+ knots
Endurance 9,500 miles
Med Capability 2 Med OR; 24 Ward
Surface Interface Well 0
Flight Deck 9 CH-53K Spots
Elevators 1 Port (37 t); 1 Starboard (37 t)
Hangar Bay / High Bay 30,542 ft2 / Two 7 Frame High Bay (49 ft)
Vehicle Square 19,112 ft2
Cargo/Ammo Cube 145,963 ft3
Aviation Fuel (JP-5) 1,300,000 gal / or 1.6 M gallons
Aircraft

A mix of: F-35B Joint Strike Fighters (JSF) STOVL aircraft; MV-22 Osprey VTOL tiltrotors; CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopters; UH-1Y Huey helicopters; AH-1Z Super Cobra helicopters; MH-60S Seahawk helicopters

The ACE is task-organized by the MAGTF Commander. As such, the exact composition will vary depending on mission requirements.

Aircraft Standard Configuration
  • 10 - F-35B STOVL aircraft
  • 12 - MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft
  • 4 - CH-53K Heavy-lift helicopters
  • 8 - AH-1W Super Cobra
  • 4 - MH-60 Night Hawk

  • ACE of the future as of 2007:
  • 6 - F-35B STOVL aircraft
  • 12 - MV-22B Tilt-rotor aircraft
  • 4 - CH-53K Heavy-lift helicopters
  • 4 - AH-1Z Attack helicopters
  • 3 - UH-1Y Utility helicopters
  • 3 - MH-60 SAR helicopters

    ACE of the future as of 2008:

  • 6 - F-35B STOVL aircraft
  • 12 - MV-22B Tilt-rotor aircraft
  • 4 - CH-53K Heavy-lift helicopters
  • 4 - AH-1Z Attack helicopters
  • 3 - UH-1Y Utility helicopters

  • Aircraft Sea Control Configuration
  • 20 - F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
  • 6 - ASW helicopters


  • Or a JSF platform to host
  • 22 - F-35B STOVL aircraft

  • Crew Ships Company 100 officers, 1,000 enlisted
    Marine Detachment: 1,800

    Crew: 1146 +
    1894 marines
    Crew: 1,059 (65 officers)
    Load: 1,687 troops (plus 184 surge)
    Armament 2 - Mk-29 NATO Evolved Sea Sparrow launchers
    3 - 20mm Phalanx CIWS mounts
    8 - .50 cal. machine guns
    2 - Mk-29 NATO Evolved Sea Sparrow launchers
    2 - MK49 Rolling Airframe Missile [RAM]
    3 - 20mm Phalanx CIWS mounts
    7 - .50 cal. machine guns
    Electronics
  • AN/USG-2 Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC)
  • SSDS MK2
  • Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS-N)
  • AN/USQ-T46(V) BFTT
  • IFF Interrogator System AN/UPX-29 (V)
  • AN/SRC-55
  • AN/TPX-42A(V)14
  • AN/SPN-35C
  • AN/WSN-7 RLGN
  • AN/SPS-48 Radar
  • AN/SPS-49 Radar
  • AN/SPQ-9B Radar



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