Introduction Have you ever wondered what you would like to do when you grow up? Would you like to fly airplanes or work onboard a ship? This slide show will tell you about airplanes and ships used by the United States Navy. Some of the jobs are stressful, like being a jet pilot or navigating ( “driving”) a ship. As you watch the slide show you are encouraged to ask questions.
Transportation Types of Aircraft Types of Ships
Types of Aircraft F/A 18 Hornet EA-6 Prowler F-14 Tomcat AV-8 Harrier
F/A-18 Hornet • The F/A-18 Hornet is a supersonic, duel engine aircraft that is used for air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. • The older models have 9 stations with which to hold, missiles, bombs, and external fuel tanks; the newer Super Hornet has 11 stations. • The Hornet can be carrier launched and recovered. • The Blue Angels are all modified F/A-18 aircraft.
EA-6B Prowler • The Prowler was the first Navy aircraft designed and built for tactical electronic warfare. • The Prowler can be launched and recovered onboard aircraft carriers. • The Prowler is an all-weather aircraft that seats four pilots or navigators.
F-14 Tomcat • The Tomcat is a two-seater, twin-engine aircraft. • The Tomcat fires air-to-air missiles to destroy enemy aircraft. • The tomcat can be launched and recovered onboard aircraft carriers. • Needs an external power source to start the aircraft; the external power source is called a Huffer Unit.
AV-8 Harrier • Harriers are single engine single seat aircraft. • Harriers can be launched and recovered vertically onboard ship or on land. • Their brakes must be pumped up in order to function.
Types of Ships Aircraft Carriers Destroyers Submarines Hospital Ships Crew Chart
Aircraft Carriers • Aircraft carriers are the world’s largest warships. • Aircraft carriers are either nuclear or oil powered. The oil powered aircraft carriers are being retired. • Nuclear aircraft carriers have two nuclear reactors which take the place of oil furnaces. • Underway, an aircraft carrier is home to over 5,000 sailors.
USS Harry S Truman USS stands for United States Ship The Truman was commissioned on July 25th, 1998. The Truman is a long as the Empire State Building is tall (1,096 feet). The area of its flight deck is 4.5 acres There are 2,000 phones, 30,000 light fixtures, and over 900 miles of cable and wiring onboard ship. Each of its two anchors weighs 30 tons.
Destroyers • Most destroyers are about 563 feet long. • Destroyers have a crew of roughly 250 sailors. • Destroyers carry anti-submarine torpedoes, rapid-fire guns, and anti-air missiles • DDGs or Guided missile destroyers have long-range missile capabilities.
USS Cole (DDG-67) The USS Cole was named after Marine Sergeant Darrell S. Cole who gave his life on Iwo Jima February 1945. The USS Cole is guided missile destroyer. It is almost 505 feet in length and home to just under 350 crewmembers.
Submarines • The U.S. Navy has over 85 submarines. • Submarines spend most of their time underwater. • There are two types of submarines: • Nuclear attack submarines (SSNs) • Ballistic-missile submarines (SSBNs)
USS Jimmy Carter The USS Jimmy Carter is a nuclear powered attack submarine. The Carter named after the 39th president of the United States. The Carter has one nuclear reactor. The Carter is 453 feet long. It is home to about 135 sailors.
Hospital Ships • Hospital ships are big, floating hospitals that perform all the duties of a regular hospital to include surgeries. • The United States Navy has two hospital ships: • USNS Comfort • USNS Mercy
USNS Mercy The USS Mercy is homeported in San Diego, California. When activated it becomes a mobile hospital holding up to 1,000 beds. It can hold a team of up to 1,200 doctors, nurses, dentists, and support staff.
Conclusion The U.S. Navy has many different jobs and responsibilities. This includes flying airplanes and running the machinery that drives the ships. Some of you may even have friends or family members who are serving, or have served, in the military. Sometimes the jobs can be stressful, but it can also be fun and exciting.
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