• Why Russia never became an aircraft carrier superpower

    3 days ago - By Business Insider

    Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov off the coast of northern Norway, October 17, 2016.
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    Over the past century, the Soviet Union and Russia after it had several grand plans to build and field aircraft carriers.
    Those plans have largely failed to pan out, in part because of competing military priorities and limited national resources.
    The Soviet Union was one of the largest, most industrial proficient countries the world has ever seen. Yet for all of its engineering talent and manufacturing capacity, during the 74 years the USSR existed it never fielded a true real aircraft...
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