ARMED FORCES: Biggest Ever

The Navy this week proudly released an artist's drawing of its new supercarrier. Unnamed as yet, the CVA-58 will cost an estimated $124 million. Though the money is still to be appropriated, the Navy has scraped together enough to start laying its keel by early 1949. From its decks, the Navy claimed, planes carrying the atomic bomb will be able to reach and bomb 92% of all possible targets anywhere in the world.

The new carrier will be the longest (1,090 ft.), and the biggest (65,000 tons) naval vessel afloat, and flat as...

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