FAQ

Can a c130 land on an aircraft carrier?

Can a c130 land on an aircraft carrier?

From the accumulated test data, the Navy concluded that with the C-130 Hercules, it would be possible to lift 25,000 pounds of cargo 2,500 miles and land it on a carrier. Even so, the idea was considered a bit too risky for the C-130 and the Navy elected to use a smaller COD aircraft.

Can f16s land on carriers?

No, the F-16 cannot “carrier land”, even with the tail hook. The Air Force jets (aside from any that are shared with the Navy) have tail hooks only for emergency purposes during landing, or securing the aircraft during engine run-up testing.

Are there any C 141 still flying?

The aircraft remained in service for over 40 years until the USAF withdrew the last C-141s from service in 2006, after replacing the airlifter with the C-17 Globemaster III….Lockheed C-141 Starlifter.

C-141 Starlifter
First flight 17 December 1963
Introduction April 1965
Retired May 2006
Status Retired
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Can you land an airliner on an aircraft carrier?

Originally Answered: Can a passenger airplane (like an Airbus A380) land on an aircraft craft carrier in emergency situations? No. The wing span is too large. The wing would crash into the tower.

Can an F 22 land on a carrier?

The F-22 cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft. Nevertheless, despite its incredible capabilities, the F-22 could never do an emergency landing aboard an aircraft carrier. The F-22 cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft.

Can a C-5 Galaxy Fit on an aircraft carrier?

The US Navy successfully recovered and launched a C-130 Hercules on an aircraft carrier but abandoned the program. There was approximately 6 feet of clearance between the wing tip and the ship’s island making this too dangerous. A C-5 Galaxy is physically larger than a C-130 and cannot fit on an aircraft carrier.

Can a C-5 land on a carrier without a nose gear?

Retired Air Force C-5 flight control specialist, I have seen a C5 land without a nose gear…even then it needs much more space that is available on any carrier flight deck. the wings will not clear the island….even the smaller C141 and C17 never tried to land on a carrier.

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Is it possible to land on an aircraft carrier?

Kinda depends on your definition of ‘land’ – if you mean make an arrested carrier landing and taxi safely to a stop, no. The wingspan of a C-5 Galaxy is 223 feet. The extreme beam of an aircraft carrier is about 232 feet.

Is the Nimitz a good aircraft carrier?

The Nimitz is a unique Carrier with some of the only Turret -equipped Fighters in the game. A converted conventional-atmospheric Carrier that is extremely useful for hunting down Capital Ships. The Nimitz is a Fighter -based Carrier carrying three different fighter variants; the Instigator, the Foxfire and the Interceptor F.