#2310: Arcroyal

Aircraft carriers are regarded as vulnerable targets in an era of smart missile technology.

Today’s invention is a submarine aircraft carrier, which would significantly lessen this weakness.


In the upper part of the image a water-level view of this vessel is shown.

A submarine, shaped like a banana, would open bow and stern doors to allow a telescoping set of circular arcs to emerge.

As the vessel heeled over a bit, These would form a conical-section runway, supported on the distal side by a small surface vessel (circular section).

Aircraft could then taxi out of the sub and undertake a circuit or two whilst gathering enough speed on the banking to achieve takeoff.

To land again, planes would fly in a circular arc, using autopilot if necessary.

(The view from above is shown in the lower part of the diagram).