French new generation aircaft carrier “PANG” – Marine Nationale

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  • Nuclear powered (CVN) with two K22 reactors (2 x 220 MW thermal)
  • Full load displacement around 70,000 – 75,000 t
  • Length between 285 and 300 meters
  • Flight deck: 16,000 m²
  • Aircraft hangar: 5,000 m²
  • Propulsive power would be around 80 MW delivered to three or four shaft lines
  • Maximum speed: 27 knots
  • Total power around 110 MW, for 32 Next Generation Fighters, F-35C Lightning II, 2 to 3 Grumman E-2DAdvanced Hawkeyes, helicopters Airbus NH90 “standard NATO helicopter”, but also BellBoeing V-22Osprey and a yet to be determined number of remote carriers/UCAVs
  • Two side elevators with 40 t lifting capacity
  • Three 90-meter electromagnetic catapults “EMALS” by General Atomics
  • Crew: 900 and 1080 sailors plus air element of 550 to 620 sailors, also space for around 200 marines
  • Thales SeaFire radar
  • PAAMS with MBDA ASTER surface to air missiles for self defense
  • Landing spot for take off and…

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French new generation aircaft carrier “PANG” – Marine Nationale

  • Nuclear powered (CVN) with two K22 reactors (2 x 220 MW thermal)
  • Full load displacement around 70,000 – 75,000 t
  • Length between 285 and 300 meters
  • Flight deck: 16,000 m²
  • Aircraft hangar: 5,000 m²
  • Propulsive power would be around 80 MW delivered to three or four shaft lines
  • Maximum speed: 27 knots
  • Total power around 110 MW, for 32 Next Generation Fighters, F-35C Lightning II, 2 to 3 Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes, helicopters Airbus NH90 “standard NATO helicopter”, but also Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey and a yet to be determined number of remote carriers/UCAVs
  • Two side elevators with 40 t lifting capacity
  • Three 90-meter electromagnetic catapults “EMALS” by General Atomics
  • Crew: 900 and 1080 sailors plus air element of 550 to 620 sailors, also space for around 200 marines
  • Thales SeaFire radar
  • PAAMS with MBDA ASTER surface to air missiles for self defense
  • Landing spot for take off and vertical landing (STOVL) fighters like F-35B

The island is like the US Navy new aircraft carrier and not as expected like the HMS Queen Elizabet class. The three catapults are a milestone in the French Marine Nationale aircraft carriers, and will bring a lot of fighters on air, but also starting and landing at the same time, is a big challenge for the French Navy.

For Flaps Aviation – Aviación,

Gerardo Señoráns Barcala,

Accredited Defense Expert and Advisor, Canada

Pictures by Ministres des Armes, France, 2020

CASA C-212 Aviocar / Airbus C212 – 50 years in production and service!

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CASA C-212 Aviocar – 50 years in production and service!

The “CASA C-212 Aviocar” today Airbus C-212 is a high wing, twin-engine STOL (short takeoff and landing) totally metallic, with a non-retractable tricycle landing gear. The multi-purpose transport aircraft was produced by the Spanish manufacturer CASA, Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA, today part of EADS CASA  Airbus Military. Designed to replace the Douglas DC-3 Dakota and the CASA C-352 (Junkers Ju-52 “Tante Ju”).

The first commercial version designed in 1971 was delivered three years later.

The C-212 “Aviocar” can stage from areas lacking in infrastructure and from unpaved runways, with capabilities that include high maneuverability at low speeds, STOL (short takeoff and landing) performance, and a rugged landing gear.

The C-212´s “Aviocar” ample and unobstructed cargo cabin with high floor strength can quickly be adapted for a variety of roles, including maritime patrol, cargo transport and medical evacuation. The aircraft’s rear…

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The first of the UK’s A400M Atlas next-generation military transport aircraft, officially unveiled by the MOD, RAF Brize Norton. – Made in Spain by Airbus

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The first of the UK’s A400M Atlas next-generation military transport aircraft has today been officially unveiled by the MOD at its new home at RAF Brize Norton. – Made in Spain by Airbus

In the picture, the A400M Atlas which can carry twice as much as its predecessor the C130 Hercules. [Picture: Andrew Linnett, Crown copyright]

CASA C-212 Aviocar / Airbus C212 – 50 years in service!

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CASA C-212 Aviocar / Airbus C212 – 40 years in service!

CASA C-212 Aviocar – 40 years in service!

The “CASA C-212 Aviocar” today Airbus C-212 is a high wing, twin-engine STOL (short takeoff and landing) totally metallic, with a non-retractable tricycle landing gear. The multi-purpose transport aircraft was produced by the Spanish manufacturer CASA, Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA, today part of EADS CASA ( Airbus Military ). Designde to repace th Douglas DC-3 Dakota and the CASA C-352 (Junkers Ju-52 “Tante Ju”).

The first commercial version designed in 1971 was delivered three years later.

The C-212 “Aviocar” can stage from areas lacking in infrastructure and from unpaved runways, with capabilities that include high manoeuvrability at low speeds, STOL (short takeoff and landing) performance, and a rugged landing gear.

The C-212´s “Aviocar” ample and unobstructed cargo cabin with high floor strength can quickly be adapted for a variety of roles…

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What does the name Gerardo mean? – Yahoo! Answers

 

What does the name Gerardo mean?

 

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Gerardo Name Meaning and History
Spanish and Italian: from the personal name Gerardo (see Gerard).
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4
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Gerard Name Meaning and History
English (chiefly Lancashire) and French (Gérard): from the personal name Gerard, Gérard, introduced to Britain from France by the Normans; it is composed of the Germanic elements gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.
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Gerardo
English, Irish, and Dutch: of Germanic origin, introduced to Britain by the Normans. It is composed of the elements gar, ger spear + hard brave, hardy, strong. In the Middle Ages this was a much more common name than Gerald, with which it was sometimes confused, but nowadays is less common. It survives mainly among Roman Catholics. Variants: Gerrard, Jerrard.
Cognates: French: Gérard. Italian: Gerardo. German: Gerhard, Gerhar(d)t. Low German: Gerrit, Ge(e)rt. Dutch, Flemish: Geeraard, Geerd, Ge(e)rt. Frisian: Gerrit, Garrit. Hungarian: Gellért.
Short form: English: Ged.
Pet forms: English: Gerry, Jerry.
A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0192800507
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Gerald
English and Irish: of Germanic origin, composed of the elements gar, ger spear + wald rule. The name was introduced to Britain by the Normans, but soon became confused with Gerard. It died out in England at the end of the 13th century. However, it continued in Ireland, where it had been brought in the 12th century, at the time of Strongbow’s invasion, principally by Maurice FitzGerald, “son of Gerald”. The name was revived in England in the 19th century, along with several other long-extinct names of Germanic and Celtic origin, and is now more common than Gerard, which survived all along as an English “gentry” name. Variant: Jerrold.
Cognates: Irish Gaelic: Gearóid, Gearalt. Welsh: Gerallt. Dutch: Gerolt. German: Gerhold. Italian: Giraldo. French: Gérald, Géraud.
Short form: English: Ged.
Pet forms: English: Gerry, Jerry.
A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0192800507
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The name Gerardo/Jerardo as spelled would be Spanish and Italian from the personal name Gerardo which is English, Irish and Dutch and of Germanic origin, introduced to Britain by the Normans. It is composed of the elements gar, ger spear + hard brave, hardy, strong. Also, means the same thing as Gerald and Gerard.