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Invincible-class Aircraft Carrier

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A port view of the British light aircraft carrier HMS Invincible (R05) underway during the NATO Southern Region Exercise Dragon Hammer '90 on May 3rd 1990.
An aerial port quarter view of the British aircraft carrier HMS Invincible (R05) underway during the NATO exercise Display Determination '91 on October 7th 1991.
HMS Illustrious (R06) docked in Britain during the 2005 International Naval Review.
The Invincible-class aircraft carriers are a class of four light carriers in the Royal Navy and Portuguese Navy from 1980 through 2020. The vessels were built as aviation-capable anti-submarine warfare (ASW) platforms to counter the Cold War North Atlantic Soviet submarine threat, and initially embarked Sea Harrier aircraft and Sea King HAS.1 anti-submarine helicopters. All three RN Invincible-class carriers are expected to be decommissioned between 2016 and 2020.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Light Carrier
  • Service Period: 1980-2020
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 686 feet (209.09 meters)
    • Beam: 118 feet (35.97 meters)
    • Draft: 26 feet (7.93 meters)
    • Displacement: 16,000 tons (Standard); 22,000 tons (Full Load)
  • Complement: 600 marines
  • Crew: 1,140 (690 ships crew, 450 air crew)
  • Propulsion:
    • 4 x Olypmus TM3B gas turbines (100,000 shp)
    • 8 x Paxman Valenta diesel generators (100,000 shp)
    • 2 x shafts
  • Range: 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 kilometers) at 18 knots (33.34 km/h0
  • Speed: 28 knots (51.86 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • BAE Systems Type 909 G/H-band Fire Control Radar x 2
    • BAE Systems type 996 E/F-band Surface Search Radar
    • Kelvin Hughes Type 1006 I-band Navigation Radar x 2
    • BAE Systems Type 1022 D-band Air Search Radar
    • Thales Underwater Systems Type 2016 Hull mounted Active/Passive Search and Attack Sonar
  • Armament:
    • 1 x GWS.30 Sea Dart Launcher (removed)
    • 2 x GAM-B01 20mm autocannons
    • 3 x 30mm Goalkeeper CIWS
  • Aircraft Carried:

Unit Run[edit]

Britain[edit]

  • HMS Invincible (R05)
  • HMS Illustrious (R06)
  • HMS Indomitable (R07)

Portugal[edit]

  • NRP Hermenegildo Capelo (R-01)
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