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America Class (USA) ? 844 feet

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    Like the Wasp Class, the America Class is a type of amphibious assault vessel used by the United States. The USS America, the first of this newest class of ship, is larger, more modern and, at $3.4 billion, much more expensive than those of the preceding class. Much of this cost increase is a result of ensuring that these new assault ships can operate larger and newer aircraft, such as the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter and the MV-22 Osprey transport. This makes the new America class ships nearly as capable as a small aircraft carrier. In terms of airpower, depending on the mission being undertaken, these ships also carry an assortment of transport, assault and attack helicopters. All of this is in addition to nearly 1,700 marines, tanks, artillery and other vehicles which can be carried