Light Bulb: USS George Washington - Aircraft Carrier

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USS George Washington - Aircraft Carrier
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This is a homemade replica of the Aircraft Carrier USS George Washington (CVN73) inserted inside an industrial light bulb and mounted on a wooden stand. The replica features missile launchers, gun mounts, a lowered aircraft elevator, and a F14 Tomcat landing and catching an arresting cable. The modellers name is Robert Bennett and this model was created by him when he picked up the hobby of building ships and putting them in bottles. What really inspired him with this one is the fact that he used to be in the U.S. Navy and the USS George Washington was his last command. He sailed onboard her for a week back in the summer of 1995 when he was attached to an F14 Squadron (VF-103). Then in 2000 he was permanently assigned to her and did a 6 month Mediterranean / Arabian Gulf Cruise. He tried to capture as much detail as possible with that scale. USS GEORGE WASHINGTON is the sixth ship in the NIMITZ - class and one of the most capable aircraft carriers in the world. General Characteristics: Keel Laid: August 25, 1986 Launched: July 21, 1990 Commissioned: July 4, 1992 Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News; Va. Propulsion system: two nuclear reactors Main Engines: four Propellers: four Blades on each Propeller: five Aircraft elevators: four Catapults: four Arresting gear cables: four Length, overall: 1,092 feet (332.85 meters) Flight Deck Width: 257 feet (78.34 meters) Area of flight deck: about 4,5 acres Beam: 134 feet (40.84 meters) Draft: 38,4 feet (11.7 meters) Displacement: approx. 100,000 tons full load Speed: 30+ knots Planes: approx. 85 Crew: Ship: approx. 3,200 Air Wing: 2,480 Armament: three Mk 29 NATO Sea Sparrow launchers, four 20mm Phalanx CIWS Mk 15 Homeport: Norfolk, Va.

Made in: 2003

Made by: Bennett, Robert in Carrollton, KY

Bottle Size: 8" x 3 1/2"

Type of Bottle: Industrial Light Bulb

Condition: Excellent

USS George Washington - Aircraft Carrier
USS George Washington - Aircraft Carrier
USS George Washington - Aircraft Carrier
USS George Washington - Aircraft Carrier

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