Specifications for the
INS Viraat (R22)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Country of Origin: India
Initial Year of Service: 1989
Length: 743ft (226.47m)
Beam: 160ft (48.77m)
Draught: 29ft (8.84m)
Machinery: 4 x boilers with 2 x Parsons geared steam turbines developing 76,000 shaft horsepower.
Surface Speed: 28kts (32mph)
Range: 6,500miles (10,461km)
2 x 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns
16 x Barak surface-to-air missiles in vertical launch cells.
Air Arm: 30 aircraft mix of BAe Sea Harrier jump jet, Westland Sea King helicopter, HAL Chetak light helicopter and HAL Dhruv multi-role helicopter.
Ship Class: Centaur-class
Ships-in-Class: INS Viraat (R22)