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Graf Zeppelin
Aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin
Class overview
Planned: 2
Cancelled: 2
General characteristics
Displacement: 33,550 tonnes
Length: 262.5 m (861 ft 3 in)
Beam: 31.5 m (103 ft 4 in)
Draft: 7.6 m (24 ft 11 in)
Propulsion: Geared turbines, 200,000 hp (150,000 kW), four screws
Speed: 35 kn (65 km/h)
Range: 14,816 km (8,000 nmi) at 19 kn (35 km/h)
Complement: 1,720 crew
306 flight personnel
Armament: 16 × 15 cm SK C/28 guns
12 × Flak (10.5 cm)
22 × 3.7 cm SK C/30 (AA)
28 × Flak (2.0 cm)
Aircraft carried: Complement of 50
10 × Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighters
20 × Junkers Ju 87 dive bombers
20 × Fieseler Fi 167 torpedo bombers

The Graf Zeppelin class aircraft carriers were two German Kriegsmarine aircraft carriers laid down in the mid-1930s as part of the Plan Z rearmament program.

However only the Graf Zeppelin was launched in 1938, but was never completed, and later sunk as a target.

A second ship, designated Flugzeugträger B, was scrapped before launching.




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