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US Navy: LHA-6, new amphibious ships (3)
Rome, Italy - Each model will cost about 2.4 billion dollars
LHA-6 will contain over 1,000 crew members and about 1,600 Marines with the respective vehicles. A controversial matter concerns the way they can be disembarked, in particular the second one, considering that there is no floodable dock for the landing vehicles. LHA-6s have been invented as ships with a strong aeronautical and helicopter touch: 12 MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotors, from two to four UH-1Y...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency