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delvo wrote:There's a finite amount of space inside the ship, and not all of that can be full of aircraft fuel, so how long can the planes keep flying before it runs out? And once a tanker ship arrives to replenish it, how long does that take, and can the planes still fly during that time?
rotosequence wrote:count_to_10 wrote:Googling around, I get 3.5 million gallons on a Nimitz, about a million kg, or over 100 F-35C loads.
Assuming your numbers are accurate, and 24 F-35C sorties per day, that would require replenishing the jet fuel stocks of the Nimitz every five days.
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