#1877: Deckxtra

The decks of aircraft carriers are very busy and often congested places.

Today’s invention is an extra deck which sits atop the normal flight deck.

When required, it is slid out sideways, almost doubling the area available for takeoffs and landings.

If might also provide additional armour when not thus deployed -as well as potentially allowing planes to take off at right angles to the direction of motion of the vessel (as shown).