Russian Aircraft Carriers vs. US Aircraft Carriers.




View Poll Results :Best Aircraft Carriers
Russian 7 19.44%
American 29 80.56%
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December 3rd, 2004  
Red_Army
 
 

Topic: Russian Aircraft Carriers vs. US Aircraft Carriers.


What is the difference between the two? Which one carries more planes, or missiles?
December 3rd, 2004  
Darcia
 
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American ones are my guess, 1 there are definetly more of them. Also if I am correct The American Nimitz class carriers are the largest carriers sailing the seas right now. They are also Nucleard Power.



It is also said that the Next American Carrier is going to be even better than the Nimitz class. While Russia on the other hand has only like 3(?) Carriers.

America on the other hand has like8 Nimitz with like 2 more on the way, 2 Kitty Hawks (JFK), one mothballed. and like a couple of Enterprises left think like 4.

Russian carriers are for the most part sold or in dock for repairs that will take a while.
December 3rd, 2004  
beardo
 
size isnt everything though...with an aircraft carrier speed and the time it takes to get fighters airbourne are more important
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December 3rd, 2004  
Darcia
 
The Nimitz are also very good at getting aircraft up.
December 3rd, 2004  
egoz
 
The replacement for the CVN class US Carriers are the CVX class which is supposed to be stealth. They have a lower profile in the water and use magnetic catapults instead of steam. The CVX class is supposed to be smaller, more manueverable, cheaper, and operate better in shallow waters. The last two carriers of the Nimitz Class, the CVN-76 (Reagan) and CVN-77 will be transitional ships for the CVX Carriers. They'll incorporate technologies of the new carriers but use the hull and basic design of the old carriers.

Comparably I believe the Nimitz Class carriers can launch more aircraft and quicker than then newest operational class of carriers in the Russian Navy. Most of that is due to their use of four steam catapults vs an angled flight deck on the Russian carriers. The Nimitz can launch two aircraft and land one every 37 seconds. Or it can launch aircraft every 20 seconds if recovery wasn't neccessary.

The Russian carriers also used regular gas propulsion vs the nuclear propulsion of the Nimitz Class. So range was their weekness. The newest class of Russian carrier had nuclear propulsion but those were canceled back in the early 90s.
December 4th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
The American one kicks the Russian one easy.
It's pretty fast, I think it can go just under 30 knots, the biggest ones even. And they can carry up to or close to 100 aircraft. With 4 catapults, it can launch aircraft with a heavier payload in quicker succession than the Russian counterpart which boasts no catapult, but a ski jump. This limits the payload the aircraft can carry quite drastically.
Guys don't be surprised. The Yanks usually have the best weapons in all areas at this stage. Russia's playing a desperate game of catch up and it's unlikely it will for a long time.
The UK is planning to have aircraft carriers comparable or on par with the American aircraft carriers since currently, the aircraft carriers it boasts are pretty much amphibious assault ships to American standards.
December 4th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Keeping up in Tanks and Fighters is one thing. In those areas, they at least have designs available that could probably come close to matching the USA. Aircraft Carriers is a whole different ballgame. One carrier is very very expensive to make, and very very expensive to maintain. Russia currently lacks the resources to have an equivalent carrier fleet to the USA.
December 4th, 2004  
Darcia
 
Russia's one main carrier is currently in for repairs...no word if the repairs will come. in general America has the best Navy, Russia has death ships now due to lack of fudning.


However The USA has a great advantage on Russia, Russia is about 2 deign types behind America now and that will cost alot of money to catch up on.
December 5th, 2004  
c/Commander
 
 
Our carriers will definitely hit 30 knots, up to 40 I think depending on sea conditions and aircraft complement.
December 5th, 2004  
Darcia
 
America's Carriers are costing outrageous amounts of money now, one Nimitz Class can cost between like 4 billion and 6 billion.....like 8 are going to be in service. Thats 40 billion dollers on carriers if you assume they are all 5 billion.