A selection of aircraft carriers leading countries of the world

Aircraft carrier – class of warships whose main striking force is deck aircraft. Roughly speaking, this is a floating airfield. There is also a runway (flight deck), platforms for taking off and landing helicopters. There are, of course, flight control and support facilities. Dispatch, if you like.

XIX and early XX centuries (and then they were also called aero starters) … And, apparently, the idea caught on. Today aircraft carrier Displacement type of vessel. Subsequently, during the warship of the aircraft carrier supercarrier (for example, class ships Nimitz, US Navy Pride) to universal amphibious ships (for example, a helicopter carrier badly acclaimed in its time “Mistral”) to accomplish various purposes.

We have made a selection of aircraft carriers from different countries. Enjoy watching!

Brazil, the aircraft carrier “Sao Paulo”

Displacement – 32800 tons. Power reserve – up to 7,000 miles (13,000 km at a speed of 13 knots). The maximum speed is 30 knots (56 km / h). The size of the air group is up to 25 airplanes and helicopters.

United Kingdom, the aircraft carrier “Queen Elizabeth”

Displacement – 70,600 tons. Power reserve – up to 10,000 miles (18,520 km at a speed of 15 knots). The maximum speed is 25 knots (46 km / h). The size of the air group is up to 40 airplanes and helicopters.

Thailand, aircraft carrier “Chakri Narubet”

Displacement – 11485 tons. Power reserve – up to 10,000 miles (18,520 km at a speed of 15 knots). The maximum speed is 26 knots (48 km / h). The number of air groups – up to 14 aircraft and helicopters.

India, the aircraft carrier “Vikramaditya”

Displacement – 45,500 tons. Power reserve – up to 13,500 miles (25,000 km). The maximum speed is 32 knots (59.3 km / h). The size of the air group is up to 18 aircraft and 10 helicopters.

Italy, the aircraft carrier “Cavour”

Displacement – 35,000 tons. Power reserve – up to 7,000 miles (13,000 km at a speed of 16 knots). The maximum speed is 30 knots (56 km / h). The size of the air group is up to 20 airplanes and helicopters.

Russia, Aircraft-carrying cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov”

Displacement – 59100 tons. Power reserve – up to 8417 miles (15600 km at a speed of 14 knots). The maximum speed is 29 knots (53.7 km / h). The size of the air group is up to 50 airplanes and helicopters.

France, the aircraft carrier “Charles de Gaulle”

Displacement – 42,000 tons. Power reserve is unlimited (nuclear fuel lasts for 25 years). The maximum speed is 27 knots (50 km / h). The size of the air group is up to 40 airplanes and helicopters.

Spain, the aircraft carrier “Juan Carlos”

Displacement – 27079 tons. Power reserve – up to 16700 miles (at a speed of 15 knots). The maximum speed is 21 knots (39 km / h). The number of air group is up to 30 aircraft and helicopters.

USA, Nimitz class aircraft carrier

Displacement – 98425 tons. Power reserve is unlimited (nuclear fuel lasts for 25 years). The maximum speed is 31.5 knots (58.3 km / h). The size of the air group is up to 90 airplanes and helicopters.

“On the seas, on the waves” &# 8212; A selection of aircraft carriers leading countries of the world

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