First Order Estimate of the Initial Investment Cost of Conventionally Powered Strike Aircraft Carriers.
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A method for making a first order estimate of the initial investment cost of conventionally-powered strike aircraft carriers is presented. The only input parameters required to apply the method are carrier displacement, year in which the ship is to be laid down, whether the ship is a new or a repeat design, and whether the ship is to be built in a naval or private shipyard. Application of this method to an illustrative example indicates a quasi-linear, but not proportional, variation of cost with displacement within the range of 40,000 to 100,000 tons. Author
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