A new, twenty-first-century design of the size of USS Midway with an air wing up to sixty-five aircraft, whether conventionally or nuclear powered, could complement larger nuclear flattops while still incorporating rugged survivability and being capable of independent operations—and could be built quicker and cheaper and in more shipyards.
Lehman, John F. and Wills, Steven
"Aircraft Carriers—Missions, Survivability, Size, Cost, Numbers,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 74:
4, Article 4.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol74/iss4/4