So Invincible Class carriers weren't aircraft carriers then? What were they if they weren't?? Why a comeback.?You haven't answered my original question. All that I see is nations who used to operate carriers which they got on the cheap because they were surplus WW2 carriers no longer operate carriers because they can't afford too. You know, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Argentina etc. Japan is a special case because it was forbidden carriers by the Peace Treaty that it signed after WW2. Russia has had a carrier since the days of the USSR and China is a new entrant in the carrier game and of those two, China has the resources to build and sustain a fleet of fleet carriers. @hauritz You are continuing to push the fantasy line on this thread and the RAN thread despite repeated Mod directions not too. If you continue to do so you will be having a holiday from here. Consider this a final warning.