USS Forrestal ... anatomia di un disastro ...

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USS Forrestal ... anatomia di un disastro ...

Messaggio da richelieu » 12 agosto 2022, 10:36

Cinquantacinque anni fa, solo pochi giorni dopo l'arrivo della USS Forrestal alla Yankee Station, un razzo Zuni errante diede inizio a una catena di eventi calamitosi a bordo della superportaerei ...
Beginning on 5 August 1964, in the immediate wake of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, U.S. attack aircraft carriers in the South China Sea began conducting sustained aerial operations against North Vietnam and communist forces in South Vietnam.
For nearly the first three years of the effort, five of the dozen carriers that participated were the most recent so-called supercarriers, including the nuclear-powered USS Enterprise (CVAN-65).
All were Pacific Fleet ships.
The USS Forrestal (CVA-59), the first completed supercarrier, would be the first of those based in the Atlantic to conduct combat operations from Yankee Station off the coast of Vietnam.
usni.org/magazines/naval-historyDissecting a Carrier Disaster

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