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Originally posted by jetsetter
There are no real numbers that have been released yet. Will be as big as Nimitiz class or maybe slightly larger or smaller.
Originally posted by gooseuk
It won't be any larger than the current Nimitiz, it will either be the same size or short by a few meters thats it. The answer is simple, if the new carrier was larger, that would mean the current dry docks etc wouldn't be any good.
Originally posted by AdamB
Currently, the Charles de Gaulle is the largest warship in Western Europe.
However, in 2012 Britain is getting TWO new aircraf carriers, both of which will be even larger than the Charles de Gaulle, weighing just over 60,000 tonnes each.
But we'll have two of them, not just one.
The French ship keeps breaking down. The British are much better at building aircraft carriers than the French.
[edit on 29-7-2005 by AdamB]