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Aircraft carrier's in the Italian Navy

Italy currently has 2 active aircrafr carriers. Giuseppe Garibaldi (551) which was commissioned 30 September 1985 and Cavour (550) which was Commissioned: March 27, 2008.

The construction of the conventionally powered Marina Militare STOVL aircraft carrier Cavour began in 2001. The ship of nearly 30,000 tons is being built by Fincantieri of Italy and has been officially commissioned to the Italian Navy since summer 2008.
The ship can operate with AV-8B, F-35B, AW101, NH-90, and SH-3 Sea King.
After some delay due to additional enlargements, Cavour is expected to be in full operational capability (FOC) in 2009 to complement the Marina Militare aircraft carrier Giuseppe Garibaldi.
The ship is designed to combine fixed wing V/STOL and helicopter air operations with the transport of military or civil personnel and heavy vehicles.
Giuseppe Garibaldi (551
Name:Giuseppe Garibaldi (551)
Class: Garibaldi is classed
Launched: 11 June 1983
Commissioned: 30 September 1985
Displacement:10,000 tons (standard)
13,850 tons (loaded
Length: 180.2 m
Beam: 30.4 m
Draft: 8.2 m
Speed: 30+ knots
Range: 7,000 nautical miles (13,000 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)
Cavour (550)
Name:Cavour (550)
Class:
Launched: July 20, 2004
Commissioned:March 27, 2008
Displacement: 27,500 tons
Length: 244 m
Beam: 39 m
Draft: 8,7 m
Speed: 28+ knots
Range: 7,000 nautical miles (13,000 km) at 16 knots (30 km/h)
 

Cavour (550)

 

   
       
       
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