Airborne aircraft carriers are aircraft which can launch other aircraft. These typically are large aircraft that launch fighter-interceptor planes. ...more on Wikipedia about "Airborne aircraft carrier"
An aircraft carrier is a warship whose main role is to deploy and recover aircraft—in effect acting as a sea-going airbase. Aircraft carriers thus allow a naval force to project air power great distances without having to depend on local bases for land-based aircraft. Modern navies, who operate such ships, treat aircraft carriers as the centerpiece of the fleet, a role previously played by the battleship. The change, part of the growth of air power as a significant part of warfare, took place during World War II. Unescorted carriers are considered vulnerable to attack by other ships, aircraft, submarines or missiles and therefore travel as part of a carrier battle group. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aircraft carrier"
An Anti-Submarine Warfare carrier (ASW carrier, also known as a helicopter carrier) is a type of small aircraft carrier whose primary role is to hunt, and destroy submarines. This type of ship came into existence during the Cold War, and the most obvious examples of the type are the three ships of the Invincible class, operated by the Royal Navy. Following the Falklands war, however, the role of these ships was reconsidered, and they were used more as "real" aircraft carriers, in power projection role. ...more on Wikipedia about "Anti-Submarine Warfare carrier"
The carrier battle group (CVBG or CARBATGRU) or carrier strike group (CVSG) is a fleet of ships in support of an aircraft carrier. Such groups are primarily used by the United States Navy, which has 12 carrier battle groups scattered across the world. Their existence is an important part of the power projection capability of the United States in that they provide the ability to strike quickly almost anywhere in the world. ...more on Wikipedia about "Carrier battle group"
Future Aircraft Carriers ...more on Wikipedia about "Future Aircraft Carrier"
The Kiev class carriers (also know as Project 1143 or as the Krechyet ...more on Wikipedia about "Kiev class aircraft carrier"
The list of aircraft carriers contains all aircraft carriers listed alphabetically by name. ...more on Wikipedia about "List of aircraft carriers"
The list of aircraft carriers by country includes all aircraft carriers organized by country of origin and service. Where appropriate, a single ship may be listed under multiple countries. ...more on Wikipedia about "List of aircraft carriers by country"
STOBAR (Short Take Off But Arrested Recovery) is a system used for the launch and recovery of aircraft from the deck of an aircraft carrier, combining elements of both STOVL and CTOL. Aircraft launch under their own power using a ski-jump to assist take-off (rather than using a catapult like most carriers). However, these are conventional, rather than STOVL aircraft, and thus require arrestor wires to land on the ship. The Russian Navy aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is the most prominent current example of a STOBAR carrier. ...more on Wikipedia about "STOBAR"
Submarine aircraft carriers are submarines equipped with airplanes for observation or attack missions. These submarines became the biggest of the World War II, although their operational significance remained rather small. The most famous of them are the Japanese submarine I-400 and the French submarine Surcouf, although a few related attempts were made by a few other navies as well. ...more on Wikipedia about "Submarine aircraft carrier"
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