On Tuesday, China Indigenous Aircraft Carrier Launch, Shandong, into the Navy to increase its maritime strength. The 55,000-tonne ship Peepal Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has a remarkable rise in ambitions. This is China’s second aircraft carrier after Liaoning. Liaoning was actually built in the Soviet Union in the mid-1980s and was rebuilt in Delian. It includes the PLAN as a tanning ship in 2012.
China Indigenous Aircraft Carrier
There are only four countries in the world, which have two or more aircraft carriers. These include the United States, Britain, and Italy besides China. The Royal Navy has made a big jump by recently joining the fleet of HMS Prince of Wales. This 65 thousand ton ship will be with HMS Queen Elizabeth. Both these aircraft are capable of carrying around 40 F-35B Lightning to stealth fighter aircraft.
America Has 11 Aircraft Carriers
No country has even reached close to the United States for aircraft carriers. The US currently has 11 aircraft carriers and its most recent aircraft carrier is the USS Gerald R. Ford, which adds to its fleet in July 2017 itself. The nuclear-powered aircraft is capable of carrying 90 aircraft and helicopters with its massive crew consisting of 6 thousand people.
Russia Is Struggling With Problems
The US Navy has 8 Wasp-class and one American class bomber. Another ship to be part of the fleet in 2020. It is the size of France’s Charles de Gaulle, capable of carrying significantly more aircraft. The Russian Navy is currently struggling with troubles. One of his aircraft carriers engulfing in flames. Last October, a crane fell on board and the latest case proves to be the last nail in its shroud.
China Indigenous Aircraft Carrier Power
If we talk about aircraft carriers globally, America has the most aircraft carriers. The United States has 11, while China, Italy, and Britain each have two aircraft carriers. India, France, Russia, Spain, and Thailand have one aircraft carrier each. Not only this, but China also has an intercontinental ballistic missile DF-41 which can attack the US and Russia. Its firepower believes to be the highest of all missiles ever built on earth.