Welcome back to American Heroes for a new documentary video about America’s new huge aircraft carrier that shocked the world. You may have heard that there is no easy way to sink an aircraft carrier. In our case, there is almost… no way to sink a modern U.S. Navy carrier!
These expensive and advanced military ships are deployed and operate in every ocean around the globe. That means that it’s really crucial for the U.S. Navy to protect them from potential threats.
That’s why they are built and deployed in a way that it’s almost impossible to sink such a vessel. Without further ado, let’s see how this is achieved. US Aircraft Carries Are Beasts Of The Ocean Considering that U.S. Navy is the biggest in the world, it’s clear that it operates the most advanced and capable aircraft carriers. The American Navy has in total eleven active aircraft carriers. Although, a lot of people believe there are more than eleven. That’s because they wrongly consider amphibious assault ships as aircraft carriers.
The U.S. Navy’s greatest carriers are the Nimitz Class and the Gerald R Ford Class. The Nimitz Class carriers have sailed since 1975 and are currently the second biggest carriers worldwide. It only falls short of the Gerald R Ford Class that holds the record for the biggest aircraft carrier in 2021. It’s capable of carrying over 75 aircraft and is powered by one Bechtel A1B reactor.
The Gerald R Ford Class carrier is the worthy subsector of the Nimitz Class. Its single reactor is more convenient and powerful and the vessel is equipped with advanced systems and an array of modern features. Although, these two carriers are considered the best in the world, the United Kingdom and Japan also operate excellent carriers like the Queen Elizabeth-class and the Shinano, respectively.