Largest aircraft to land + take off from a Carrier?

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  1. Any ideas?

    Largest ive seen is a C-130 -which is pretty huge for a Carrier!

    Has there been larger?
     
  2. Their was another thread about this subject sometime ago. Maybe someone could find it?? :thumright:
     
  3. Ah, honestly didnt think they'd be many "largest aircraft to take off from a carrier" threads.
     
  4. Think it was an A/C from in the 50 s ?? :thumright: if memory serves :thumright: but that c130 takes some beating :thumright:
     
  5. How about this?

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  6. Looks like a bolter to me.
     
  7. wave_dodger

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  8. Ninja_Stoker

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    Those Concordes were always a bit of a squeeze....

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  9. wave_dodger

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    And there is an SR71 just across from that too
     
  10. When I was on the Massive (Enormous class CVSG) we landed a B52,
    No arrestor hook and it took off without the aid of the catapult.
    I remember one of the tyres was a little flat and my mate Smudge had to pump it up using a bike pump.
     
  11. C130 on Forrestal, late 50s, early 60s.
     
  12. The Chockhead has it all under control :w00t: :thumright: are those hands comming together for Airbrakes LOL :thumright:
     
  13. And just to be serious for a moment, the video can be seen here.
     
  14. Can we change the thread ? To largest aircraft to take off from a Royal Navy Carrier ? :thumright:
     

  15. See what happens when you let RAF pilots do FAA duties
     
  16. Look carefully and you can see the B2 'Spirit' stealth bomber coming off the ski jump. This recent hush-hush example of RN/USAF cooperation was considered so risky that four helos were deployed simultaneously as plane guard.

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  17. Remembered the B25s from the Dolittle raid :salut:
    http://usera.ImageCave.com/scouse/Army_B-25_(Doolittle_Raid)(1).jpg
     
  18. :w00t: Be a good idea ? if the chockheads re -spot the wessex?? :thumright:
     
  19. So what potential aircraft could we land on a carrier nowadays? lets assume we have nimitz size carriers...
     

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