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New Lunar Republic aircraft carrier  LRS Eclipse by lonewolf3878 New Lunar Republic aircraft carrier  LRS Eclipse by lonewolf3878
The NLR Navy needs a boost, so here it is. An improved Nimitz class nuclear powered carrier.
Standard battleship gray isn't good enough for the NLRN. So I went with a camouflage scheme. ;)
Airwing details are included. In addition; if needed NLRAF planes that are carrier ready can operate from it too.
One squadron is for people who bring their own planes (that don't match any of the other squadrons).
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WyvernsBlade Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A most impressive ship. :3

My Dreadnought, the Rainier, will also assist Her Highness on the waves. :3
Fujin777 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Good ship in all, but the Gerald Ford-class is now going to be appearing and the carrier with the designation CVN-80 will be the new USS Enterprise.
Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
So a Eclipse-class carrier?
fugupuffer-68 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
total length? and why the J version of the F4?
PAK-FAace1234 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe add some space for some RA-5Cs? Those jes were the fastest recon platforms that weren't SR-71s
ShakeableYeti22 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Freaking Vigilantes those things were awsome
StormAlchemist15 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
washuchan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
What's the status of the NLR Marine forces aboard?
You know they gotta have at least two VF-22 Ospreys and 10 F-35 JSFs
Not sure about the use of the Sukhoi, tho. Oh, well.
fugupuffer-68 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
I am a member of the air force but we need all the help we can get. Celestia's Mig's are FAST
Lepooper Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
They may be fast but our pilots are trained to handle that.
DJP15 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
at your service Princess :D
DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Maybe have a couple of CFA-44's.
kyrocon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
i pledge allegiance
to the flag
of the kingdom of equestria
and to the kingdom
for which it stands
one nation
under celestia and luna
who are working for the happiness of us al
Falakor Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Yay carriers! I'll be stationed on a newer model nimitz class soon, 74 specifically. :3

All the better to serve you, Princess Luna. XD
Afterskies Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I would have used one of the later of the class, like the Reagan or G.H.W. Bush.
lonewolf3878 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
That's what I was thinking of.
Afterskies Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I mean to say if you wanted to upgrade one of the Nimitz class ships, I would have upgraded one of the later models. You still appear to have the separated Pri-Fly radar and other features of the early Nimitz class, whereas the -74 and later models had their Pri-Fly combined with the island.
Also, as a logistics bit, most Navies are now finding it more cost effective to have one model of aircraft perform multiple roles (the US Navy really only operates one fighter, the Hornet, as a fighter, bomber, attack, soon to be EW as well.), to save on space for parts, allowing for a far more feasible way of having more awesome crap packed into your carrier.
As well, on a Nimitz, you'd be hardpressed to pack in 3 E-2s, 10 F-14s, and 10 SU-27s with everything else you have. Not as much space in there as you'd think. Might be physically possible, but to move aircraft around you'd have to launch a few to make room. However, extending the flightdeck back on the port and starboard sides aft of elevators 3 and 4, you'd possibly make room for a couple more, and yet another by moving the Pri-Fly radar up to the island instead of behind it, and trimmed up elevator 3 to be a square rather than have that little overhang, because you still have to fit your Deck Crane up there.
PAK-FAace1234 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But that's been a problem with the US Navy. The F/A-18 has been overstretched into so many different categories that its questionable whether or not it will be successful in that role. Now, don't get me wrong, the F/A-18 is a superb aircraft, but its lack of range lets it down. Keep in mind it's origins come from the Northrop YF-17 light fighter, designed to fight up close and more closer to home. Sure its less of a problem with the maintenance crews, but it wont matter if the aircraft can't fulfill that role. This is just one of many problems of having a 1 plane fighter force.
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1vonreich123 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconawwyeahplz: you know we badass
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