Take a look at giant US aircraft carrier in central Vietnam

By Nguyen Dong   March 6, 2018 | 10:57 am GMT+7

The USS Carl Vinson has made history by becoming the first U.S. aircraft carrier to dock in Vietnam since the war ended in 1975.

U.S. Navys aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson is docking in Tien Sa Port of Da Nang City in central Vietnam for a five day stay until Friday.

U.S. Navy aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson has docked at Tien Sa Port in Vietnam's central city of Da Nang City for a five-day stay.

USS Carl Vinson stretches 332 meters long and 77 meters wide to carry 90 aircraft of different types at the same time, including F/A-18 fighter aircraft, EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft, E-2C/D Hawkeye early warning aircraft, SH-60F helicopters and C-2 Greyhound military transport aircraft.

The giant ship is 332 meters (363 yards) long and 77 meters wide, and can carry 90 aircraft, including F/A-18 fighters, EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft, E-2C/D Hawkeye early warning aircraft, SH-60F helicopters and C-2 Greyhound military transport aircraft.

Around 60 F/A-18 fighter aircraft stand in line on the Vinson.

Around 60 F/A-18 fighter aircraft stand in line on the Vinson.

Reconnaissance aircraft

Reconnaissance aircraft.

Auxiliary fuel tanks of a fighter aircraft.

Auxiliary fuel tanks on a fighter aircraft.

The jet system of an aircraft.

Jet engines.

The aircraft wings are folded when parked on the deck so that the carrier can accommodate a large number of aircraft.

The aircraft wings are folded on deck so the carrier can accommodate a large number of aircraft.

Although the number of aircraft is large, they are arranged neatly on the carrier.

The aircraft slot in neatly on the carrier.

USS Carl Vinson arrived in Da Nang on Monday along with the destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer and the destroyer USS Lake Champlain, bringing a crew off 6,500 to the city. During the five-day stay there, officers and sailors visit social sponsor centers and Agent Orange victims, and take part in friendly sporting events and a music show.

The USS Carl Vinson arrived in Da Nang on Monday along with the destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer and the cruiser USS Lake Champlain, bringing a crew of 6,500 people to the city. During the five-day stay, officers and sailors will visit social sponsor centers and Agent Orange victims, and take part in friendly sporting events and a music show.

 
 
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