Aircraft carriers are today’s navies’ well-deserved maritime hegemons, and a naval force with aircraft carriers is a symbol of the world’s major powers. However, aircraft carrier technology is difficult and costly, and it is currently merely a “town treasure” that only a few world powers can afford to construct and operate. So how long does it take a modern aircraft carrier to start? answer: at the very least, 10 hours!
Modern aircraft carriers are generally divided according to their power unit, nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, and conventionally powered aircraft carriers, but if they are classified according to the engine, they are mainly divided into two categories: steam turbines and gas turbines. Among them, the aircraft carriers of the united states, India (INS Vikramaditya) china, russia, france and other countries use steam turbines, which is the proverbial “Boiling water”, but the united states and france use nuclear reactors to boil water, while china, India and russia use fuel boilers to boil water. In addition, the united kingdom is a different kind, the united kingdom’s “Queen elizabeth” class aircraft carrier uses mt-30 high-power gas turbines, in addition to the united kingdom, India (INS Vikrant) italy, japan’s light aircraft carriers also commonly use gas turbines as power.