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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 2:37 p.m. PST

… Aircraft Carriers

"In an attempt to increase the size and strength of naval forces, modern navies build their own carriers or purchase them from other countries. Take a closer look at aircraft carriers in service with the naval forces of different countries.
Typically, an aircraft carrier is the capital ship of a fleet. It allows a naval force to project air power worldwide without depending on local bases for staging aircraft operations.

Since their inception in the early 20th century, carriers have evolved from wooden vessels used to deploy balloons to expensive nuclear-powered warships that carry numerous fighter planes, helicopters and other types of aircraft…"
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StarCruiser27 Apr 2017 6:40 a.m. PST

It's amazing how many of those are not really "aircraft carriers" as such… Amphibs may be able to carry a few but..?

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