Military Factory

Naval Helicopter Carriers

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 11/10/2015

The Helicopter Carrier benefits helicopters that require less deck space compared to their fixed-wing counterparts aboard flat-top carriers.

There are a total of (15) Helicopter Aircraft Carriers in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.

FS Jeanne d Arc (R97)
When the French Navy required an all-modern aircraft carrier during the tumultuous Cold War years, it selected a conventional...
Thumbnail picture of the FS Jeanne d Arc (R97)

FS Mistral (L9013)
The FS Mistral is one of the primary amphibious assault ships of the French Navy (also categorized as a "Command and Projecti...
Thumbnail picture of the FS Mistral (L9013)

FS Tonnere (L0914)
The Tonnerre (L9014) serves as an amphibious assault ship and helicopter carrier of the modern French Navy. The vessel makes ...
Thumbnail picture of the FS Tonnere (L0914)

HMAS Adelaide (L01)
HMAS Adelaide (L01) is the second of two Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) warships being readied for service with the Royal Aust...
Thumbnail picture of the HMAS Adelaide (L01)

HMAS Canberra (L02)
In the mid-2000s, the Australian government selected a Spanish-based Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship design over a competi...
Thumbnail picture of the HMAS Canberra (L02)

HMS Illustrious (R06)
During World War 2 (1939-1945), the aircraft carrier became the new symbol of power concerning high seas warfare. The United ...
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Illustrious (R06)

HMS Invincible (R05)
HMS Illustrious served the British Royal Navy for several decades before seeing decommissioning. The conventionally-powered c...
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Invincible (R05)

HMS Ocean (L12)
Modern navies of Europe rely more on amphibious assault support/helicopter carrier types than true dedicated flat-top deck ai...
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Ocean (L12)

JDS Hyuga (DDH-181)
Japan is a nation of 6,852 islands located in the Pacific Ocean, east of the Sea of Japan with the Sea of Okhotsk to the nort...
Thumbnail picture of the JDS Hyuga (DDH-181)

JDS Ise (DDH-182)
The JDS Ise (DDH-182) serves as a "helicopter destroyer" within the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) - otherwise ...
Thumbnail picture of the JDS Ise (DDH-182)

JDS Izumo (DDH-183)
JDS Izumo (DDH-183) leads the new 22DDH-class of helicopter destroyers and forms a key component of the Japanese Maritime Sel...
Thumbnail picture of the JDS Izumo (DDH-183)

JDS Shirane (DDH-143)
The Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) contracted for two "helicopter destroyers" to replace the previous JDS Harun...
Thumbnail picture of the JDS Shirane (DDH-143)

Moskva (Project 1123 Kondor)
In the 1960's the range of Polaris Submarine missiles were known to the Soviets and it was apparent that western SSBN's would...
Thumbnail picture of the Moskva (Project 1123 Kondor)

USS Wasp (LHD-1)
Vessels of the "Landing Helicopter Dock" (LHD) amphibious assault ship program of the US Navy are named after former USN wars...
Thumbnail picture of the USS Wasp (LHD-1)