Talk:Midway-class aircraft carrier
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General statistics posted by myself come from the book ONI 222-US, United States Naval Vessels, published by The Floating Drydock, Kresgeville, PA 18333 (ISBN: 0944055028).
If anybody familiar with Naval lingo can interpret this, please post it on the main page under general statistics. It is about aircraft capacity. "Aircraft; 97 F4U and 48 SB2C or 73 F4U, 27 FSF, 32 F7F." Liblamb 03:52, 31 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Those are old-style aircraft designations: F4U was the Vought F4U Corsair, SB2C was the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver. I'm not sure what "FSF" is supposed to be (F6F Hellcat, maybe?) but F7F was the Grumman F7F Tigercat. The old-style Navy designations were terminated in 1963 in favor of the Tri-Service Designation System, which was patterned mainly after the US Air Force's designations. A number of existing Navy fighters at the time were given Tri-Service designations: The FJ-4 Fury became the F-1D Fury, and the McDonnell (later McDonnell Douglas) F4H-2 Phantom II became the F-4B (the Air Force's F-110A Spectre became the F-4C). Iceberg3k 15:59, Apr 7, 2005 (UTC)
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- After the battle, in keeping with (then) US Navy convention of naming aircraft carriers after either battles (Lexington, Saratoga, Yorktown) or famous older ships (Ranger, Hornet, Enterprise). Midway's sister Franklin D Roosevelt was the first carrier named for a politician. Solicitr (talk) 21:04, 6 November 2011 (UTC)
The Franklin D Roosevelt was originally going to be named Coral Sea, was renamed during construction after the president's death (and before completion). The name Coral Sea was then "pushed" to CV-43. What was the originally planned name for CV-43? Wfoj2 (talk) 12:53, 5 May 2013 (UTC)