• These are 2 of the world's most powerful aircraft carrier classes - this is how they stack up

    2 days ago - By Chron

    US Navy
    Nuclear-powered aircraft carriers are more effective than conventionally-powered carriers for two basic reasons.
    One, nuclear power provides more energy for catapults and sensors than fossil fuel; and two, the lack of fossil fuels onboard also frees up a lot of space for more missiles and bombs.
    But there are only two countries in the world with nuclear-powered aircraft carriers: the United States and France.
    France has one nuclear-powered carrier, the Charles de Gaulle. The US has a fleet of 11 nuclear-powered carriers, including two different classes, the Nimitz and Gerald R...
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