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  • n. Plural form of flattop.


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  • If the 'flattops' do not enter service, they make no sense and cancelling them can save £15 billion.

    Home | Mail Online

  • However, the US Navy is run by carrier admirals who are as loathe to junk their flattops as were battleship admirals early in World War II.

    Eric Margolis: The North Pacific Is No Longer an American Lake

  • The China Post reports that at 67,000 tons, the carrier is two-thirds the size of the 100,000 ton American Nimitz-class flattops.

    Peter Winter: The Interwoven Era: The US, China and its New Aircraft Carrier

  • But the plan assumed that the U.S. flattops would be idling at Pearl Harbor as their invasion began.

    The Beginning of the End

  • In my senior high school class picture, with one exception, the boys all wear their hair combed back or close-cropped in crewcuts or flattops, and none of it is long.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • Hellcat fighters prepare to launch from USS Randolph, one of sixteen flattops engaged in the first carrier raids against the Japanese home islands in February 1945.


  • Since carriers were still an unknown quantity, and not deemed major combatants, the conferees allowed conversion of battleships and battle cruisers to flattops.


  • Riding those sixteen flattops off Honshu were 1,187 airplanes: 895 Hellcat and Corsair fighters, 201 Avenger torpedo planes, and ninety-one Helldiver dive bombers.


  • Two new flattops to be named after Reagan and Bush Sr, and aircraft that are neither stealthy nor airworthy.


  • They could not tell, from a distance of some twenty miles, that they were looking at smaller jeep flattops, which had the same profile as the larger ships.

    Sea of Thunder


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