In war there is no substitute for victory
- Feb 26, 2015
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In the planning stages of the postwar fleet many large carrier projects based on Graf Zeppelin were studied. The largest one was "Option 33" with a standard displacement of over 82000 tons and a full load displacement of nearly 90000 ton for a waterline length of 350 meters and a beam of 41 meters. Basically a Soviet equivalent of the nearly contemporary United States albeit apparently with a classic tactical role. Also impressive was the planned powerplant of 380000 hp, nearly one and an half that of CVA-58 project of only slightly smaller displacement, I guess at least 6 propellers were needed.