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== Real World Carriers ==
== Real World Carriers ==
*HMS ''Ark Royal''
*USS ''Langley''
*[[USS Enterprise (CV-06)|USS ''Enterprise'' (CV-06)]]
*[[USS Enterprise (CV-06)|USS ''Enterprise'' (CV-06)]]
*USS ''Saratoga'' (CV-03)
*USS ''Saratoga'' (CV-03)

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An aircraft carrier (often called simply a carrier) is a type of warship used as a mobile airbase for military aircraft. Aircraft carriers can project military force over very large areas and have become elements of modern US military warfare since the second world war.

Real World Carriers

  • HMS Ark Royal
  • USS Langley
  • USS Enterprise (CV-06)
  • USS Saratoga (CV-03)
  • USS Essex (CV-09)
  • USS Forrestal (CV-59)
  • USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
  • USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
  • USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)
  • IJN Akagi
  • Admiral Kuznetsov
  • HMCS Warrior
  • HMCS Magnificent
  • HMCS Bonaventure
  • HMS Eagle
  • HMS Audacious
  • HMS Queen Elizabeth (Under construction)
  • Charles de Gaulle (R91)

Carriers in Science Fiction

Alongside traditional aircraft carriers, in science fiction it is quite common to have spacecraft filling a similar role, mainly carrying starfighters limited to STL speeds.