Linear induction motors are a fundamentally different tech and actually easier to master than steam cats. Seems a bit counter intuitive but yeah.
Power management is the toughie and that can be solved. My bet is they still need more time to debug and we will see another ski ramp carrier after
They are, but right now it's the equivalent of them going from nothing to a Mach 3 aircraft. The same reason they built a ski jump carrier based on a
Russian design is the same reason they're smart to build steam cats first.
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