CVN72 Nimitz Class US Navy Airceaft Carrier 3D model (USS 'Abraham Lincoln'). Part of a huge related collection available from ES3DStudios.
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All renders shown here created with the 3DSMax scanline renderer. Modeled predominately in quads. Quoted poly count is for quads not triangles.
Please get in touch for a full range of customisations to your exact spec. Full range of aircraft, terrain, and OpFor characters and vehicles also available, as well as region specific architecture. Model was originally created for use in a high-end simulation product.
Texture Res: Mostly 1024 square, some 512. 12 textures in total. Native file format: 3ds Max 2011. No 3rd-Party Plug-ins used.
US Navy Carrier Strike Groups
In modern US Navy carrier air operations, Carrier strike group (CSG) has replaced the traditional term of carrier battle group (CVBG or CARBATGRU). The Navy maintains 11 carrier strike groups, 10 of which are based in the United States and one that is forward deployed in Japan. CSG or CVBG normally consist of 1 Aircraft Carrier, 2 Guided Missile Cruisers, 2 Anti Aircraft Warships, and 1-2 Anti Submarine Destroyers or Frigates. The large number of CSGs used by the United States reflects, in part, a division of roles and missions allotted during the Cold War, in which the United States assumed primary responsibility for blue water operations and for safeguarding supply lines between the United States and Europe, while the NATO allies assumed responsibility for brown and green water operations. Their existence is an important part of the power projection capability of the United States in that they provide the ability to strike quickly almost anywhere in the world.
The Global War on Terror has shown the flexibility and responsiveness of the carrier on multiple occasions when land based air was not feasible or able to respond in a timely fashion. After the September 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., carriers immediately headed to the Arabian Sea to support Operation Enduring Freedom and took up station, building to a force of three carriers. Their steaming location was closer to the targets in Afghanistan than any land based assets and thereby more responsive. The USS Kitty Hawk was adapted to be a support base for special operations helicopters. Carriers were used again in Operation Iraqi Freedom and even provided aircraft to be based ashore on occasion and have done so periodically when special capabilities are needed. This precedent was established during World War II in the Battle of Guadalcanal and still remains viable today.
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