Size, Speed, Fleet And More: How The INS Vikrant And The INS Vikramaditya Compare
- The INS Vikrant has about 2,200 rooms that can fit a crew of about 1,600 people. The INS Vikramaditya, on the other hand, has 22 decks and can carry about 1,600 people.
- The INS Vikrant won't have its own fighter jets right away. Instead, it will use a few planes made in Russia that were borrowed from the INS Vikramaditya.
On Friday, India launched INS Vikrant, its first aircraft carrier that was designed and built in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioned the warship, which puts India in a small group of countries that can build such large ships on their own.
The prime minister said that Vikrant, whose name means “victorious,” is very big, very big, and very big.
Vikrant is well-known, and he is also unique. Vikrant is not just a warship, and it shows how skilled and talented Indian people are. He also talked about the aircraft carrier, which he called a “floating airfield, a floating town,” and said that the power it makes can light up 5,000 homes.
With the launch of the INS Vikrant, India now has two operational aircraft carriers to help protect maritime security. The other is the INS Vikramaditya, which was launched earlier this year. Here’s how the two warships compare:
The INS Vikrant is India’s first aircraft carrier that was designed and built in India. The INS Vikramaditya is a modified Kiev-class aircraft carrier that India bought from Russia in 2013 and renamed after the legendary emperor Vikramaditya.
INS Vikrant is 262-metre long and 62 metres wide. When fully loaded, it has a displacement of about 43,000 tonnes, a maximum speed of 28 knots, and a range of 7,500 nautical miles. The INS Vikramaditya, on the other hand, is 284 metres long and 60 metres wide. It can operate up to more than 7,000 nautical miles away (13,000 km).
The INS Vikrant has about 2,200 rooms that can fit a crew of about 1,600 people. The INS Vikramaditya, on the other hand, has 22 decks and can carry about 1,600 people.
The INS Vikrant won’t have its own fighter jets right away. Instead, it will use a few planes made in Russia that were borrowed from the INS Vikramaditya. For the first few years, the warship will be home to MiG-29K jets. The INS Vikramaditya can hold more than 30 planes. These include MiG 29K/Sea Harrier, Kamov 31, Kamov 28, Sea King, ALH-Dhruv, and Chetak helicopters.
The INS Viraat is India’s oldest aircraft carrier, which is a big deal. It is also the warship that has been in service the longest. The Indian Navy says that it was in the Guinness Book of World Records for this.
The HMS Hermes was the name of the ship when it was first given to the British Royal Navy on November 18, 1959. During the Falklands War in 1982, she was the leader of the Royal Navy’s task force. In 1985, she was taken out of service. Hermes was then towed from Portsmouth Dockyard to Devonport Dockyard, where it was fixed up and sold to India for $465 million.