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Old 08-03-2019, 12:16 AM   #1
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I was driving an Alfa and had a target classified as Essex CV. As far as I knew these were used in WWII.

When I looked on the external, I was even more confused. The angled flight deck, and all the other stuff on the bow. What is this?!

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Old 08-03-2019, 01:33 AM   #2
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This is a placeholder using the model of the soviet Kiev class. Cold Waters doesn't have many "Blue" units available, so anybody playing Reds gotta play along with the original game's Red units as 3D representations of NATO forces.


But it is fine though to come across them all the way up to the late 70s. They were heavily modernized and ended up serving as attack carriers during Vietnam, or for some of them specialized ASW carriers. The last combat-ready was USS Oriskany (originally CV-34), and it got decommissioned in 1976. USS Lexington (CV-16) served as the main training unit for naval airmen all the way until 1991.

As you can see on this pic from Wikipedia depicting USS Shangri La (originally CV-38) in 1970, they didn't have much in common with their original configuration by then.


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Ah, I see. Thank you.
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:43 PM   #4
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Yes, a number of the Essexes were in use by the US Navy all the way through the 70s. The last one in service was the USS Lexington, being used as a training carrier until 1991.
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