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US Carriers Carriers Still the Best and Biggest By Far

With over 100 years of experience in operating aircraft carriers, the US Navy has both the most carriers and the biggest carriers. And for the time being, the Nimitz Class Carrier is unrivaled as being the most powerful carrier. The Ford Class Carriers had the potential to edge out the Nimitz Class, but major reliability issues in both its aircraft launch and retrieval systems, coupled with the fact that shutting down one catapult for repairs /maintenance forces all 4 catapults to be shut down take it out of the running.

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