: the planes can only be launch one at a time.
: Although it is feasible to launch two
: aircraft almost simultaneously (having the
: second aircraft begins its take off roll
: before the first has cleared the flight
: deck). However, if the first aircraft
: falters, the second would be unable to avoid
: a collision.
: The carrier should have two ramps to
: eliminate the bottleneck.
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: Ski jumps typically do not need a very long
: run, Harriers on board the Invincibles
: needed about half the deck. As the aircraft
: didn't need to be lined up and attached to
: the catapult launch frequency could be high.
: As the aircraft were
: "self-launching" (with the
: ski-jump) and had the inherent power (and
: MTOW limitation) of lift jets they could
: stagger into the air with reasonable BUT NOT
: maximum take off weights. As I said above
: the STOVL F-35s should produce many more
: (but limited capability) sorties than a
: conventional super carrier UNLESS that
: carrier operates a very unusual set of
: A STOVL F-35 will NOT have the payload and
: range capabilities of a cat-and-trap F-35,
: which likewise will not have the
: capabilities of a USAF F-35.