(CV) Europa Class

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(CV) Europa Class

Post  Hunterman009 on Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:06 pm

Specifications:

Type: aircraft carrier
Displacement: 56,500 metric tons
Length: 291.5 m (956 ft)
Beam: 37 m (120 ft)
Draft: 10.3 m (34 ft)
Propulsion: 4-shaft Blohm & Voss geared turbines
100,000 shp
8,500 tons of fuel oil
Speed: 26.5 knots
Range: @ 27 knots: 5,000 nmi

Armament:

Armament: 12 x 105 mm AA guns
20 x 37 mm AA guns
28–36 x 20 mm AA guns
Aircraft carried: 18 x Ju 87
24 x Bf 109
Aviation facilities: 3 hangars

History:


The German aircraft carrier I was a planned conversion of the transport ship Europa. Conversion planning began in May 1942, but the work was canceled in November 1942 after design problems proved to be irreconcilable. Had the conversion been finished, she would have been the largest German aircraft carrier, longer even than the purpose-built Graf Zeppelin-class aircraft carriers.

This information and more can be found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_aircraft_carrier_I_%281942%29
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