Why Russian Aircraft Carrier Doesn't Have Catapult

in today’s episode, we will be discussing why Russian aircraft carrier works quite differently than that of others’, in which they don’t have a catapult system. If you are curious of the answer, do not go anywhere and stay tuned. Aircrafts usually utilize the long and wide runway to accumulate the speed they need in order to take off safely. Hence, in a relatively small-sized aircraft carrier, there has to be a mechanism in which an aircraft can depart harmlessly in such short runway.

Here is where the catapult system comes into play. The catapult system is one of the most important tools an aircraft relies on in the event of takeoffs and landings, because instead of distance, the mechanism laid out in a catapult system allows an aircraft to accumulate enough speed in order to soar from the carrier. So, if catapult is such an essential tool for an aircraft carrier, why the Russian doesn’t have it?

Why Russian Aircraft Carrier Doesn't Have Catapult

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