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LHA evolution

Here is a comparison of the old and the new LHA’s on top is USS Peleliu LHA-5 and below her is USS Tripoli LHA-7. Tripoli has nearly the same beam at 106ft but it is 24 fr longer at 844ft. As you can see there is a considerable difference in the islands structure, notably the canted exhaust vents. Due to Tripoli having gas turbine power plants with a higher exhaust temperature the vets are canted away from the ship. Additionally Tripoli has a starboard edge elevator and no well deck facilities for landing craft, which allows for more aviation support spaces #lha5 #usspeleliu #lha7 #usstripoli #usnavy #marineaviation #aviationsafari #aviationpreservation #boneyardsafari

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