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The British conducted some of the earliest trials involving shipborne aircraft and World War 2 served to solidify the Aircraft Carrier as the undisputed 'King of the Seas', a position it still holds today.


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The aircraft carrier remains the undisputed capital ship of the high seas today but its evolution stemmed from early testing on the part of Americans and the British in taking off and landing aircraft from the decks of ships. In time, these experiments grew in their complexity until it became viable to land and take-off from moving warships. The early-form aircraft carrier was the 'seaplane tenders' of World War 1 and these were given modest aircraft loadouts. From the combat experience had in The Great War, the warship type was evolved considerably during World War 2 to partake in some of the fiercest naval battles in history. With the advent of nuclear propulsion, the age of the nuclear supercarrier was born and continues today. The United States ranks first in the world with the largest, and most powerful, carrier force though around forty such warships are in service with various operators around the globe - providing a key first-strike element in any dispute.

There are a total of [ 147 ] Aircraft Carriers entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. This listing also includes Helicopter Carriers and Escort Carriers. Modern aircraft carriers are given a listing all there own here.




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