Video: USS Abraham Lincoln Aircraft Carrier Drifting And Doing Donuts

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The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln’s crew shows a high level of training.

No doubt the US Department of Defense believes that this may contribute towards boosting of the servicemen’s combat spirit.

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  • paul

    Is this supposed to be an evasive maneuver ? Would it be effective as such?

    • Solomon Krupacek

      left hardboard, right hardboard (i am not sure, that thi si correct in english) in realiti only 1 direction.

      • John Whitehot

        port and starboard.

        • Solomon Krupacek

          thanks

    • BL

      Aircraft carriers in 2017 = Sitting ducks

    • Alex Black

      its suppose to show the maneuverability of a very large vessel at relatively decent speeds. If they were trying to outrun sharks, as oppose to supersonic cruise missiles, it would be totally impressive.

    • Jesus

      Maybe against torpedoes.

      • Valery Grigoryev
        • Jesus

          Yes, Russian Shkval would be too fast for such a maneuver at 370 kms per hour. Torpedoes attack a carrier at water line causing more structural damage than a couple of cruise missiles hitting the deck or midsection.
          During the battle of Atlantic such maneuvers were performed by convoys to minimize the wolf pack attacks.

        • Mikronos

          I guess the science of aiming, firing and timing the run of torpedoes has advanced the stage of requiring zig-zag manoeuvres timed in seconds?

          I think they’re giving the helmsperson’s arms a work-out, or would hve been befire the days of digitalized controls and elerctro-servo hydraulics. Given the turn radius, dive bombers should be no problem.

          • Valery Grigoryev

            It’s a training, of course. I guess, some standard exercise.

  • grumpy_carpenter

    Sea trials. You put the ship through it’s paces as part of the commissioning process after construction or upgrades.

  • Jesus

    Maybe a Khibiny was deployed in the vicinity and blinded their radar and navigational controls.

  • paulgilpin

    well ya gotta do something with all that extra nuclear energy. you just can’t desalinate water day after day.

  • XRGRSF

    A very impressive display of speed, and maneuverability. I wonder how effective, if at all, this would be against ship killing missiles?

  • RamboDave

    They probably have a big leak in their port side, and are trying to keep the ship from sinking by listing to starboard. They probably ran into another freighter, like those dummys a few days ago.

  • Thegr8rambino

    at least its in home port and not causing trouble somewhere around the world

  • paul

    May be the helmsman was drunk. Alternatively may be they were too busy with
    sodomy to pay any attention as to where they were going.

  • Murf

    Pretty impressive seeing a +100k ton object handle like a formula one car.
    And all without billowing a cloud of black smoke.
    Note that there are no fighters on the deck.
    This is an old video of the Lincoln’s pre-commissioning sea trials.
    They do that with all of the carriers and there was a discovery Channel show about it.