Chinas first domestically produced aircraft carrier 002 is going to sea trial. If all goes well, it will not be long before it is commissioned to join the Navy. How much difference is there between the aircraft carrier and the active carrier of other countries in the world? At present, the eight countries of the United States, China, Russia, France, Italy, India, Thailand and Brazil have 18 active aircraft carriers in total. The United States is an unquestionable first echelon, not only the largest number, 10 Nimitz and 1 fuet, but also a clear nuclear powered 100 thousand ton super aircraft carrier. The second echelons include the French De Gaulle, the Russian Kuznetsov, the British Elizabeth and the super sun in India; the third echelon is Italy, Thailand and Brazil. The performance of the 002 type must exceed third echelons, all of them are 20 thousand tons of light aircraft carriers, and the 002 type is not a standard at all. Compared with the second echelons, the Russian Kuznetsov and the Liaoning of China, the predecessor of the Varyag, is the same sister ship, the previous article is a comprehensive comparison of the improvement of the Liaoning in the improvement of the Liaoning, here is not to describe. Figure 2: the Russian Kuznetsov aircraft carrier Frances De Gaulle is nuclear power, which is stronger than type 002, but full load displacement is only 42 thousand tons, only 002 of the 2/3. There are only 24 gust fighters, 4 early-warning machines and 6 helicopters, and the number and performance of the fighter are not as good as 002, so the comprehensive operational capability is obviously inferior to that of the 002 type. Figure 3: De Gaulle, French aircraft carrier Indias super Japanese king is the former Soviet era Kiev class Baku, was launched in 1982 and served in 1987. In 2004, it was resold to India with 1 rubles, but on condition that the subsequent refit would have to be given to Russia. As a result, it was a big pit, and India had spent a full ten years and 2 billion 300 million dollars. Until 2013, it was barely completed and converted to use. The super sun is only 45 thousand tons of drainage, and it is an old aircraft carrier designed in 70s, and there are many defects. Even after modification, the carrier carrier is only the carrier type of MIG -29. So neither the carrier nor the carrier aircraft is much better than the 002 model. Figure 4: the super sun carrier in India Only the British Elizabeth and the 002 model are close to each other. They are all 60 thousand ton conventional power medium aircraft carriers. However, the Elizabeth power system uses gas turbine and full electric propulsion. It is the first aircraft carrier in the world to adopt IFEP integrated electric propulsion system. Although compared with the traditional steam turbine and mechanical transmission, there is still a gap in the output power, but it has a great advantage in the space, the weight of the power system and the flexibility of power distribution in the system. The biggest feature of the Elizabeth is the double island, which is also compatible with the gas turbine power system. The total area of the flight deck is about 16 thousand square meters, which is almost the same as model 002. The skating angle is also 002 degrees, which is 12 degrees. The number of carrier aircraft for the Elizabeth is 36 fixed wing plus 4 helicopters, and basically 002. However, the fixed wing aircraft is the four generation of the F-35, which is more advanced than the 002 generation of the three generation fighter -15. Therefore, from a comprehensive perspective, the Elizabeth should be slightly better. Figure 5: the British Elizabeth aircraft carrier If the United States compared with the first tier, the gap is even greater. The length and width of the Ford is only slightly larger than the type 002, but the full load of the Ford is 100 thousand tons, 1.5 times the type 002, and this is not an individual size. The Ford power system is nuclear power, the total output power of up to 280 thousand horsepower.002 is the conventional power, the total output power of about 200 thousand horsepower, and the Ford less than the 40%. And nuclear power has an overwhelming advantage over conventional power in endurance and high speed, which continues to reach 1 million nautical miles in the case of 30 knots and high speed, which means that in wartime Ford is able to move quickly to the battle area at the fastest speed, and can do whatever it is to do in actual combat. High speed navigation, therefore, has great advantages both strategically and tactically. In terms of aviation operations, the Ford is the most advanced electromagnetic ejection, and the difference is obvious compared to the 002 ski jump take-off. The number of Ford ships reached 75, almost two times the 002, and the four - generation F-35. In addition, the Ford was also able to shoot off the takeoff UAV. At the same time, because the volume and weight of the nuclear power series are much smaller than that of the conventional power system, it can save about 9000 tons of load, which can be used to load the aircraft fuel and ammunition required by the carrier. Therefore, the operational effectiveness of the 002 type is different from that of the Ford. If we compare the 4 types of 002 models according to the quantification, we can get 1 Ford numbers. Figure 7:002 type imagination Compared with the United States of the first echelon of the aircraft carrier, the gap is so big, after all, the United States has been developing the carrier for nearly one hundred years and has built more than 200 aircraft carriers. Fortunately, the development of Chinas aircraft carrier has just started, and the starting point is very good. There is a good reason to believe that the development of Chinas aircraft carrier is sure to catch up and will be built into a powerful aircraft carrier in the near future. NetEases exclusive military manuscripts, the authors light Pavilion, please indicate the source.