The video below claims that US aircraft carriers are pretty much impossible to sink. What do you think? Please comment below the article.
First of all, it might not be a very good idea to attack a US Aircraft Carrier. The US has a long history of avenging its sunken ships, so it is likely that an attacker has the full wrath of the American military aimed at his throat. An example? Operation “Praying Mantis” was an attack by U.S. forces within Iranian territorial waters. It started in retaliation for the Iranian mining of the Persian Gulf during the Iran–Iraq War and the subsequent damage to guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts. It took place on April 18th, 1988. This battle was the largest U.S. surface engagement since the Second World War. By the end of the operation, U.S. air and surface units had sunk or severely damaged, half of Iran’s operational fleet. It is assumed, that this attack by the U.S. helped pressure Iran to agree to a ceasefire with Iraq a few months later – ending the eight-year conflict between the Persian Gulf neighbors.
Want to read more about Aircraft carriers? We made a mini-series starting with History of Aircraft Carriers here. The second part is about the Exterior of Aircraft Carriers, the 3rd part about the Interior of Aircraft Carriers. There is also an article about the new US Ford class Aircraft Carrier.
China has a non nuclear ICBM,that was specificlly made to sink an aircraft carrier.Also cruise missles would be deadly to any surface ship if they were launched in volume.
American navy it’s the baddest in the world and the most powerful . . Iam just lucky Iam in the winning side .
Most of China’s military might as well be crippled beyond repair. I mean does anyone seriously believe their propaganda? They can’t even manufacture toy’s properly, so why in the hell do you simpletons believe they’re a threat.
Come on seriously the first time they embarked on developing a biological weapon they fucking “accidentally” released it….accident my ass, the world shouldn’t be so cowardly. Put china in it’s place Russia before the world does it for you.
The US navy has not only unequal experice with carrier based warfare, it has more Carriers than the rest of the world together. In operation dessert storm 2 carriers demonstrated there durability and fighter strength. As I recall one missil aimed on a carrier was shot down by a SAM,
The US Navy also practice relentlessly. In the pacific they gaurd a surface area of 1/3 of the globe. The only thing they fear is high tech Russian subs. And I think thats why they have never put in service in the eastersea of the nordics.
Carriers could be severely damaged or sunk by large hyper velocity air to surface missiles and torpedoes.