Alternative Cold War History 1994

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CV-66 America

USS America (CV-66)

CV-66, nicknamed ‘The Big A’ had just returned from an 8-month patrol in the Mediterranean a week before war start. She’d been replaced by CVN-69 Eisenhower and was long overdue for a 4-6-month maintenance overhaul in dry-dock. She enters dry-dock two days after war start and her air group (CVW-1) and battle group are dispersed amongst the fleet. She hastily emerges from the Navy Yard in April of 94 with a rebuilt air group based on the East Coast Reserve wing CVWR-20 and is in time to joint the fleet actions in May.

USS America CVBG

  • CV-66 America

    • CVW-1

      • VF-33 Starfighters F-14A (To CVW-3 on Eisenhower)

      • VF-102 Diamondbacks F-14A (To CVW-11 on Lincoln)

      • VFA-86 Sidewinders F/A-18C (To Training Depot for replacements)

      • VFA-136 Knighthawks F/A-18C (To CVW-6 on Enterprise)

      • VAQ-137 Rooks EA-6B (To Training Depot for replacements)

      • VAW-123 Screwtops E-2C (To Training Depot for replacements)

      • VS-32 Mauleers S-3B (To CVW-7 on Kennedy)

      • HS-11 Dragon Slayers SH-3H (To CVW-7 on Kennedy)

    • CVWR-20 (Formed Apr and deploy to re-launched CV-66 May 94)

      • VF-201 Hunters F-14A

      • VF-202 Superheats F-14A

      • VFA-203 Blue Dolphins F/A-18C

      • VFA-204 River Rattlers F/A-18C

      • VAQ-137 Rooks EA-6B (From Training Depot)

      • VAW-123 Screwtops E-2C (From Training Depot)

      • VS-35 Boomerangs S-3B

      • HS-209 Golden Gates SH-3H

    • Escorts formed as required