INS Vikrant's unknown facts- As huge as two football fields

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INS Vikrant

INS Vikrant is the largest aircraft carrier ever built in India's maritime history. The warship is as massive as two football fields

INS Vikrant

INS Vikrant will be capable of operating 30 fighter aircraft (presently MiG 29K) and a mix of Kamov 31 AEW helicopters, MH 60 R Multi Role helicopters and Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters

INS Vikrant

INS Vikrant has over 2,300 compartments, designed for a crew of around 1700 people, including specialised cabins to accommodate women officers

INS Vikrant

INS Vikrant's commissioning means India has joined the league of six nations in the world that have the niche capacity to indigenously design and build an aircraft carrier

INS Vikrant

Reportedly, Vikrant has over 75 percent indigenous content. There are many industries associated with the building of the Carrier, including BEL, BHEL, GRSE, Keltron, Kirloskar, L and T, Wartsila India apart from 100s of MSMEs

INS Vikrant

INS Vikrant weighs approx 45,000 tonnes and is the outcome of hard work of the Naval Ship Design Bureau and Cochin Shipyard Limited

INS Vikrant

The massive ship is 262.5 meters long and 62 meters wide. There are 14 decks, which can accommodate 1700 Naoveers

INS Vikrant

INS Vikrant has a STOBAR (short take-off but arrested recovery) configuration, meaning it has the capacity of enabling short take off by planes using ski jump and recovery with the help of arrester wires