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 |--- class Project 1143 Kiev
 |        INS Vikramaditya
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 |        R22 INS Viraat
 |--- class Majestic
 |        INS Vikrant
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R12 HMS Hermes (1959-1984)
R12 HMS Hermes Type: Light fleet aircraft arriers
Class: Centaur
Displacement: 23000-28000
Aircraft capacity: 37/28
Fate: transferred to another country
  • In March 1944 she was commissioned, but construction was stopped due to end of WW2. Work was resumed in 1952.
  • In November 1959 she was commissioned.
  • During the 1960's - 1970's she was one of four Royal Navy strikes carrier. She operated mostly in Indian Ocean.
  • In May 1967 she could have attack Egyptians off the Strait of Tiran when they blocked Red Sea entrance, but operation was cancelled.
  • In 1980-1981 she was refitted to be able use Harrier VTOL's.
  • In Spring-Summer 1982 she was the flagship of British forces during the Falklands war.
  • In August-November 1982 she was repaired.
  • In 1984 she was decommissioned into reserve.
  • In 1986 she was sold to Indian Navy (she was originally aimed to Royal Australian Navy, but was cancelled).

    Took part in wars:
    Malvinas/Falkland War (1982)

    Aircraft:
    Great Britain
          BAe Harrier/Sea Harrier/AV-8/Matador [ 5 6 ];
          Blackburn B-103 Buccaneer [ 2 3 ];
          de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen [ 1 ];
          Supermarine Scimitar [ 1 ].

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  • R22 INS Viraat (1987-....)
    R22 INS Viraat Type: Light fleet aircraft arriers
    Class: Centaur
    Displacement: 23900-28700
    Aircraft capacity: 28-30
    Fate: in service
  • In 1986-1995 she was extensively refitted at Devonport Dockyard.
  • In 1995 she was commissioned as INS Viraat (means "Giant"). She carries Sea Harrier VTOL's and ASW-helicopters.
  • In 1999-2001 and 2003-2004 she was repaired.
  • It is planning to replaced her in 2011-2012 by new INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier (ex Russian Admiral Gorshkov).


    Aircraft:
    India
          BAe Harrier/Sea Harrier/AV-8/Matador [ 1 ].

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