Do airborne aircraft carriers exist?

An airborne aircraft carrier is a type of mother ship aircraft which can carry, launch, retrieve and support other smaller aircraft.

Is the US building a flying aircraft carrier?

USA’s Darpa plots giant FLYING aircraft carrier like Nick Fury’s Avengers ship. THE PENTAGON is planning to change the face of warfare with the development of flying aircraft carriers. The experimental planes would take the form of a mothership that deploys drones instead of fighter jets, The Economist reports.

How many nuclear aircraft carriers does USA have?

The United States Navy has 11 large nuclear-powered fleet carriers—carrying around 80 fighters each—the largest carriers in the world; the total combined deck space is over twice that of all other nations combined.

Can aircraft carriers carry paratroopers?

Overview. The Aircraft Carrier is a Naval Unit used to carry planes on seas, still allowing them to take off at any point in time. They cannot carry Strategic Bombers, Paratroopers, Nuclear Bombers, Tactical Bombers, Rockets, Flying Bombs, or Rocket Fighters.

Can a Boeing 747 land on an aircraft carrier?

Large commercial aircraft like a Boeing 747 or an Airbus A-380 simply cannot fit on the deck without the wings clipping the island or other deck antennas, etc, not to mention requiring landing rolls of over 3000 ft even in the most extreme short field attempts.

Is the USS Argo Real?

The Argo is a flying wing aircraft similar to the B-2 Spirit. However, it is substantially larger, possibly being the largest plane to have ever flown. It has a sleek triangular shape and large jet engines mounted aft-ward. The Argo has a large control room which is run by at least four pilots.

What is the largest plane to land on an aircraft carrier?

the C-130 Hercules
The Story of how the C-130 Hercules became the biggest aircraft to land on an aircraft carrier.