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Cavour Aircraft Carrier

Crew

486

Amphibious Command Troops

140

Aircrew

211

Troops

360 + 90

Total Accommodation

1,202 + 90

Builder

Fincantieri

Operator

Italian Navy

Entry into Service

June 2009

Length o.a.

244m

Length b.p.

215.6m

Breadth Moulded

39m

Draft

8.7m

Full Load Displacement

27,100t

Flight Deck

232.6m x 34.5m

Hangar

134.2m x 21.0m

Maximum Sustained Speed (85% MCR)

29kt

Range at 16kt

7,000nm

Aviation

Facilities for fixed-wing aircraft AV-8B Harrier and JSF and helicopters EH101, AB212, NH 90, SH-3D

Missile System

4 x 8-cell VLS for SAAM/IT firing Aster 15 surface-to-air missiles

Guns

2 x Oto Melara 76mm Super Rapid guns, 3 x 25mm anti-aircraft guns

GE/FIAT LM2500 Gas Turbines (COGAG)

4

Maximum Continuous Power

4 x 22MW

Auxiliaries

2 x Oto Melara 76mm Super Rapid guns, 3 x 25 mm anti-aircraft guns

Feathering Controllable Pitch Propellers

2
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