<html> <header> <META NAME="keyword" content="Jeff Head, Dragon's Fury Series, World-Wide Aircraft Carriers, Aircraft Carriers, World's Aircraft Carriers, Navies, Navy, World's Navies, All the World's Aircraft Carriers, Nimitz Class, Kuznetsov, Varyag, The Hapless Varyag, Mystery of the Varyag, Chinese Navy, Plan, Where are the carriers, Naval Aviation, WorldWideAircraftCarriers.com, All the World's Carriers"> <META NAME="description" content="WorldWideAircraftCarriers.com - Juan Carlos I"> <TITLE>WorldWideAircraftCarriers.com - Juan Carlos I</TITLE></HEAD> <BODY BGSTART bgcolor=white BGEND> </header> <body> <!-- --> <!-- Display WWAC logo --> <!-- --> <center> <table width=100%> <tr><td> <center> <img src="wwaclogo.jpg"> </center> </tr></td></table> <!-- --> <!-- Display headers --> <!-- --> <table width=800 border=1> <tr><td colspan=2 valign=center><center> <a href="index.htm"><img border=0 src="menu-carrier-off.gif"></a><img src="center-bpe.jpg"><a href="index2.htm"><img border=0 src="menu-amphib-off.gif"></a></center> </td> <tr> <td width=37% align=left valign=center><font size=-1><b> SPECIFICATIONS</b></td> <td width=63% align=left valign=center><font size=-1><b>PHOTOGRAPHS </b>(Click on the pictures for an enlarged photo)</td> </tr> <tr> <td align=left valign=top><font size=-1> <img src="SPAFlag.jpg"><br> <u>Designation</u>: LHD<br> <u>Length</u>: 755 ft<br> <u>Width</u>: 107 ft<br> <u>Beam</u>: 97 ft<br> <u>Displacement</u>: 27,000 tons<br> <u>Propulsion</u>: 2 gas turbines, <br>2 Electrical PODS<br> <u>Speed</u>: 24 knots<br> <u>Crew</u>: 1,450<br> <u>Airwing</u>: 30 VSTOL, rotary<br> <u>Armament</u>:<br> - 1 X ESSM or RAM Missile System<br> - 4 X 20mm Oerlikon CIWS<br> <u>Elevators</u>: 2<br> <u>Ships in class</u>: 1 <blockquote> <a href="http://www.armada.mde.es/ArmadaPortal/page/Portal/ArmadaEspannola/conocenos_modernizacion/02_jc_i" target="_blank">Juan Carlos I</a> </blockquote> The new Spanish Strategic Projection carrier, the L61, Juan Carlos I, started construction in May 2005 and was launched on March 10, 2008. She will be commissioned in 2009. The vessel is meant to be a multi-role vessel suited for either the Sea Control role with VSTOL aircraft, or the Amphibious Assault role with helicopters, air cushion craft, landing craft and supporting VSTOL attack aircraft. <p> In the Sea Control role the vessel will be able to carry up to thirty aircraft, though the normal airwing would consist of 22. In the Amphibious assault role, the vessel will be able to land up to 900 troops and all of their equipment through air and/or sea assault, carrrying a mixed airwing of 22 helicopters and VSTOL aircraft. <p> The vessel is intended to be complimentary to the current <a href="asturias.htm">Principe de Asturia</a> carrier and not replace it. <p> The revolutionary propulsion system for the vessel (similar to the French Navy's <a href="mistral.htm">Mistral Class of LPH</a>) requires no shafts, instead using electrically driven POD devices for both props, thereby also eliminating conventional rudder systems, the PODs acting in that role as well. <p> Combined with the Principe de Asturias carrier and the F100 AEGIS frigates the Spanish have built to protect them, the Spanish Navy will, with this larger carrier have developed into a significant regional force capable of projecting Spanish interests and protecting sea lanes around the world. </td> <td align=center valign=top> <a href="bpe-01.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="bpe-01.jpg" width=490></a><br> <a href="bpe-03.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="bpe-03.jpg" width=490></a><br> <a href="bpe-02.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="bpe-02.jpg" width=490></a><br> <a href="bpe-04.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="bpe-04.jpg" width=490></a><br> <a href="bpe-05.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="bpe-05.jpg" width=490></a><br> <a href="bpe-06.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="bpe-06.jpg" width=490></a><br> <a href="bpe-07.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="bpe-07.jpg" width=490></a><br> <a href="bpe-08.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="bpe-08.jpg" width=490></a><br> <a href="bpe-09.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="bpe-09.jpg" width=490></a><br> <a href="bpe-10.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="bpe-10.jpg" width=490></a><br> </tr> </table> <!-- \/ GuestGEAR Code by http://htmlgear.com \/ --> <table width=800><tr> <td width=10% align=left valign=center> <a href="http://htmlgear.lycos.com/specs/guest.html"><img border=0 ismap src="http://htmlgear.lycos.com/img/guest/gb_white.gif"></a></td> <td width=20% align=center valign=center> <a target="_NEW" href="http://htmlgear.tripod.com/guest/control.guest?u=libertyordeath&i=7&a=view"><font face="arial,helv,helvetica,sans serif" size=-1>View Guestbook</font></a></td> <td width=40% align=center valign=center> <a href="links.htm">LINKS OF INTEREST</a></td> <td width=20% align=center valign=center> <a target="_NEW" href="http://htmlgear.tripod.com/guest/control.guest?u=libertyordeath&i=7&a=sign"><font face="arial,helv,helvetica,sans serif" size=-1>Sign Guestbook</font></a></td> <td width=10% align=right valign=center> <a href="http://htmlgear.lycos.com/specs/guest.html"><img border=0 ismap src="http://htmlgear.lycos.com/img/guest/gb_white.gif"></a></td> </tr></table> <!-- /\ End GuestGEAR Code /\ --> Page Last Updated: 2-JULY-2012 <table width=800 border="1"> <tr><td><center><table width=90%><tr><td> <font size=-1><a href="http://www.jeffhead.com/about.htm">Jeff Head</a> is an engineering consultant with many years experience in the power, defense, and computer industries. 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