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very stupid question
Posted by wibhi2 on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 9:49 AM
I just happened to catch a nmcn show last night on the Ronald Regan (CV-76). As I was watching the program - a thought occured to me.

Is there any particular reason why the Island is always located on the right side of the carrier. I uderstand standardization for both production and utilization. But somewhere along the line - the original designers of carriers must have had a reason.

Now I am beginning to play the "what if" game

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Posted by styrene on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 10:14 AM
Boy, that sure is a very stupid question........ :) . Why would anybody ask that? (Just kidding :) )

Here's your answer:
http://www.hazegray.org/faq/smn5.htm#E9

Gip Winecoff

1882: "God is dead"--F. Nietzsche

1900: "Nietzsche is dead"--God

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Posted by wibhi2 on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 4:16 PM
thanks,
I told you it was a stupid questionWink [;)]........but the reason makes complete sence. You forget about engine torque on props.[:0]

I also must correct myself - it's CVN-76Eight Ball [8]
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 5:21 PM
Glad to know the answer to that one, now! That site was actually very informative, Styrene... Many thanks!
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Posted by styrene on Thursday, August 28, 2003 6:02 AM
Gentlemen,
No problemo!
Gip Winecoff

1882: "God is dead"--F. Nietzsche

1900: "Nietzsche is dead"--God

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Posted by J-Hulk on Thursday, August 28, 2003 6:52 AM
Nice link, Gip!
Kinda sad reading about all the all carriers waiting for "disposal"...during my high school NJROTC years, I took a week-long cruise on the Saratoga. What a learning experience!
And now it waits for disposal...
~Brian
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, August 30, 2003 6:48 PM
That ship makes me proud to be an American!

http://www.reagan.navy.mil/

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, August 31, 2003 9:56 AM
The only stupid question is the one not asked.
I enjoyed the link. Some interesting facts that I didn't know previously and I served on two of the Nimitz-class carriers (U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69 and U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln CVN-72).

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 3, 2003 4:45 PM
Why are aircraft carrier islands always on the starboard side? There are several reasons. Initially the island was placed on the starboard side because early (propeller) aircraft turned to the left more easily (an effect of engine torque). Obviously such an aircraft can execute a wave-off to the left more easily, so the island was put to starboard to be out of the way. There may also be other, minor contributing factors.
Served on CVN 67/ CVN 68/ CVA 66

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 15, 2003 10:53 PM
Hey Muzzleflash,
Beautiful models. Thanks for the tip with the putty, works great on planes too.

Paul
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 15, 2003 11:52 PM
Thanks for the compliments Paul.

I am starting a 1:700 Hornet/Doolittle raid now for the community build project.

thanks,
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