10 Amazing Facts About INS Vikrant; India's First Indigenously-Built Aircraft Carrier

10 Fascinating Facts About INS Vikrant

India's first indigenously-built aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant is expected to ensure peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. Here are some interesting facts about INS Vikrant.

 

INS Vikrant, India's first indigenously-built aircraft carrierINS Vikrant, India's first indigenously-built aircraft carrier

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1. INS Vikrant is the largest warship ever been built in India, and the first indigenously designed and built aircraft carrier for the Indian Navy.

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2. Each of the MIG 29K aircraft stationed on INS Vikrant weighs as much as about two fully-grown African elephants.

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3. There are 2,200 compartments constructed for a crew of approximately 1,600. The warship also has specialized cabins for women officers and sailors.

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4. Vikrant can travel at a speed of around 28 knots and a cruising speed of 18 knots with an endurance of about 7,500 nautical miles.

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5. INS Vikrant aircraft carrier is capable of generating enough electricity to power a small town

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6. INS Vikrant has a total cabling length of 2,400 kms which equals the distance between Kochi and Delhi.

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7. INS equipments has been made in 18 states and union territories including places like Ambala, Daman, Kolkata, Jalandhar, New Delhi, Pune etc.

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8. The navy claims that 76% of material and equipment used in Vikrant - like 23,000 tonnes of warship grade steel, 2,500km of electrical cables and 150km of specialised pipes - was sourced domestically.

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9. There is medical complex, comprising modular operation theatre and dental centre, specialised cabins for its women officers, emergency modular OT, major modular OT, ICU, CT scanner, physiotherapy clinic, laboratories, etc.

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10. The INS Vikrant will be able to operate 30 aircrafts.

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