An amphibious assault ship (also known as an amphibious assault carrier or commando carrier) is a type of helicopter carrier employed to land and support ground forces on enemy territory by an amphibious assault.
As a large through-deck surface warship with a shape similar to an aircraft carrier, the amphibious assault ship is being welcomed by more and more countries. At present, the countries that equip and build amphibious assault ships in the world include 9 ships from United States , 3 ships in France, 3 ships in the East, 1 ship in Spain, 1 ship in Italy, 2 ships in Australia, 2 ships in South Korea, 2s hips in China, and while both Russia and Turkey building two-ship each.
Japan and Brazil are equipped with amphibious transport ships and helicopter carriers similar to amphibious assault ships, 7 and 1 respectively. Italy also has 3 “San Giorgio” class amphibious transport ships In addition, Singapore, Malaysia, India and other countries have proposed their own development plans for amphibious assault ships.
Recently, some defence enthusiasts have made a picture, with a satellite perspective and a height of 230 meters, put together the world’s major amphibious assault ships and helicopter carriers, and compare the length and width of their flight decks, which is very intuitive. Today we will use this picture to talk about the ranking of amphibious assault ships and helicopter carriers in various countries.