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Let's do a comparison of Vikrant with China's Shandong aircraft carrier using the same method.INS Vikrant
As you can see, the following image shows a rough comparison of the length of the runways of Vikrant with its known overall length (262 meter).
The red line denotes overall lenght, and the green lines are for the runways.
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Using basic ratio and proportion mathematics, the length of the runways are:
-runway 2: 262 x 0.84 ≈ 220 meters.
-runway 3: 262 x 0.60 ≈ 157 meters.
Note: This does NOT account for the curvature of the ski-jump ramp but it is nevertheless useful for rough comparison.
INS Vikramaditya
This is the image for Vikramaditya.
Again, the red line represents overall length (284 meters) and the green ones represent the runways.
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Using basic ratio and proportion mathematics, the length of the runways are:
-runway 2: 284 x 0.69 ≈ 196 meters.
-runway 3: 284 x 0.51 ≈ 145 meters.
Note: This does NOT account for the curvature of the ski-jump ramp but it is nevertheless useful for rough comparison.
CONCLUSION
The runways of Vikrant is longer than the runways of Vikramaditya.
Hence, Vikrant's fighter jets can carry more fuel and payload while taking off.
Software used: https://eleif.net/photo_measure.html
This is the image of Shandong.
The red line represents overall length (315 meters) and the green ones represent the runways.
Using basic ratio and proportion mathematics, the length of the runways are:
-runway 2 of Shandong: 0.67 x 315 ≈ 211 meters.
-runway 3 of Shandong: 0.37 x 315 ≈ 116 meters.
(Note: This does NOT account for the curvature of the ski-jump ramp but it is nevertheless useful for rough comparison.)
This comparison shows that the runways of Vikrant are even longer than the runways of China's latest aircraft carrier!
This implies that the design of Vikrant is currently the best STOBAR carrier design in the world.
(longer runways = more payload & fuel for fighters = greater combat capability)
Image source:
Software used: https://eleif.net/photo_measure.html