The most dangerous carriers of the world
• Danger aircraft carriers of the world
The very first in the history of aircraft carriers were significantly different from those Mahin, the precepts of the oceans in our time. They were relatively small ships that carry a few seaplanes, neither the flight deck, or catapult, or nuclear reactors. Since the launching of the first ships of this type are all changed. Today, carriers have become one of the most important instruments of geopolitical influence. Currently in operation, there are only 20 aircraft carriers - only 9 countries have at their disposal the ships. Here are five of the most powerful and the most dangerous of the new aircraft carriers in the world.
"001A type" - this is the second aircraft carrier of China and the first built in China principle. It was launched in April 2017, but the ship goes into service only in 2020, when all the sea trials will take place. By and large, the carrier structure is largely borrows the structure of the old Soviet aircraft carrier "Admiral of the Soviet Union Fleet Kuznetsov". The ship has a length of 300 meters, can carry about 40 aircraft and is intended to enhance China's influence in the South China Sea.
Light aircraft carrier Vikrant this year will be officially put into service and will be the flagship of the western group of the Indian Navy. The ship will take two dozen MiG 29K on board and several helicopters, including the Indian-made.
USS Gerald R. Ford
USS Gerald R. Ford was laid in November 2009, was completed in October 2013 and put into operation in July 2017. This is the most expensive warship in the world - the Pentagon, he has managed to as much as 13 billion dollars. Aircraft carrier became the first ship of this class with elements of stealth technology: it is assumed that it will be virtually invisible to radar of the enemy.
HMS Queen Elizabeth
Commissioned in 2017, HMS Queen Elizabeth is the newest aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy. It differs significantly from all other aircraft carriers of the world - there are completely absent catapults and braking Tross as ship wing aircraft will consist of short takeoff and vertical landing. This fighter-bomber F-35B Lightning II helicopters and Merlin.
Charles de Gaulle
The flagship of the French navy experts recognize the most combat-ready aircraft carriers. In fact, compared with US giants "Charles de Gaulle" looks like crumbs - its length of 261 meters and a height of 75. The composition of the wing consists of 40 aircraft.