Nimitz Class Aircraft Carriers (CVN)

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Launched in May 1972, the USS Nimitz was the second nuclear powered aircraft carrier built in the United States . The USS Nimitz is 1,040 feet long, and her flight deck is 252 feet wide. She is driven by two nuclear power plants and although her top speed is classified, it is certainly much faster than 30 knots. She carries over 3,000 crew, more than 2,000 of whom are in the air wing. (Scale:1:100)  (Original source:Aircraft Carriers)

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