- Oct 2011
- Italy, Lago Maggiore
Today someone is suggesting to put together amphibious assault ships and carriers, overall thinking that F35-B can take land and take off vertically [or with the help of a sky jump; this makes no more pivotal a CATOBAR carrier and it means also more room under the deck for amphibious vehicles and troops].Should amphibious assault ships, landing platform helicopters, helicopter destroyers, landing helicopter docks be considered carriers because
they carry vehicles (including flying ones)?
For example the new Italian carrier, Trieste, actually is a LHD technically [Landing Helicopter Dock], but the availability of F35-B makes it a proper carrier.