Amphibious assault ships look like scaled-down aircraft carriers. BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair plans to modify the flight deck of the USS America to better accommodate the new F-35B Lightning II aircraft. Four of the new aircraft are visible at far left. Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Corp.

Amphibious assault ships look like scaled-down aircraft carriers. BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair plans to modify the flight deck of the USS America to better accommodate the new F-35B Lightning II aircraft. Four of the new aircraft are visible at far left. Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Corp.

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