World Aircraft Carriers List: Thailand

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Chakri Nareubet VSTOL aircraft carrier

Displacement: 11,486 tons full load
Dimensions: 548.3 x 73.8 x 20.2 feet/167 x 22.5 x 6.2 meters
Extreme Dimensions: 599 x 100 x 20.2 feet/182.6 x 30.5 x 6.2 meters
Propulsion: CODOG: 2 diesels, 11,200 bhp, 17.2 knots; 2 LM2500 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 44,250 hp, 26.2 knots
Crew:455 ship, 146 air group, 675 troops
Armor: none
Armament: 2 launchers for Mistral SAM, 2 12.7 mm MG
Aircraft: 6 AV-8S Harriers + 4 S-70B Seahawks (or up to 18 helos)

Concept/Program: A small multirole carrier, based on the Spanish Principe de Asturias class design, and built in Spain. She can serve as a disaster relief ship, troop transport/assault ship, and has accomodations for the royal family.

Design: A reduced version of Principe de Asturias, with various improvments and modernization of features. Three 6-cell Sadral SAM launchers are to be added.

Chakri Nareubet
Photos: [Chakri Nareubet as completed]. [Chakri Nareubet on trials].

Built by E.N. Bazan. Laid down 12 July 1994, launched 20 Jan 1996, delivered 27 March 1997, commissioned 10 August 1997.

Has been largely inactive due to lack of crew and operating funds.

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