The Audacious-class aircraft carriers were a class of four aircraft carriers built for the Royal Navy during World War II.

Specifications[edit | edit source]

  • Type: Aircraft Carrier
  • Service Period: 1943-1984
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 911 feet (277.67 meters)
    • Beam: 129 feet (39.32 meters)
    • Draft: 30 feet 6 inches (9.3 meters)
    • Displacement: 30,600 tons (Standard); 36,380 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 3,400 (2,200 ship crew, 1000 air crew, 200 flag staff)
  • Propulsion: 8 x boilers, 4 x geared steam turbines, 4 x shafts, 152,000 shp
  • Range: 16,000 nautical miles (29,632 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed: 33.4 knots (61.86 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • Type 276 Target Indication RDF
    • Type 277Q Height Finder RDF
    • Type 279M Fire Control RDF
    • Type 282P Anti-Aircraft Fire Control RDF x 6
  • Armament:
    • 16 x QF 4.5"/45-caliber Mk.III dual purpose naval guns (8x2)
    • 72 x Bofors 40mm/60-caliber anti-aircraft guns (18x4)
    • 66 x Oerlikon 20mm/78-caliber anti-aircraft guns (33x2)
  • Aircraft Carried: ~100

Unit Run[edit | edit source]

  • HMS Audacious (R21)
  • HMS Irresistible (R22)
  • HMS Argus (R23)
  • HMS Eagle (R24)
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