I have a humongous submarine aircraft carrier (dubbed a Kharybdis-class submarine) shaped like a triangular arrowhead. This submarine can launch a wide variety of aircraft from its flight deck such as fighter jets (e.g, the Lockheed Martin F-35B/C Lightning II, Sukhoi Su-33 and Shenyang J-15), military cargo aircraft (e.g CH-53E Super Stallion, Mil Mi-26 and Airbus A400M Atlas) and various multi-mission aircraft. When the vessel is submerged, all aircraft are stored 40 feet below deck via watertight doors and securely held in place by a series of complex locking mechanisms.

Here are the typical measures of a Kharybdis-class submarine:

  • Length: 665.7 meters | 2,184.0551 feet
  • Beam: 81.68 meters | 267.979 feet
  • Flight Deck Width: 153.6 meters | 503.937 feet
  • Displacement: 711,339 metric tons

This pretty much what a Kharybdis-class submarine's body plan.

Closest thing I could find.

Now, here's the multi-billion dollar question: how many aircraft could this submarine's flight deck carry?


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    $\begingroup$ What stops you from multiplying? Also, why are you carrying your aircraft on the flight deck? $\endgroup$ – Cort Ammon Aug 28 '18 at 5:35
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    $\begingroup$ Isn't this an exercise in counting? Compute the area of the storage deck, compute the area of an aircraft, divide the second into the first. $\endgroup$ – AlexP Aug 28 '18 at 5:37
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    $\begingroup$ Are we talking about carrier aircraft with folding wings or land aircraft? The A400M is huge. And to you want to spot the maximum number of aircraft to launch a strike or do you need free area for landing? $\endgroup$ – o.m. Aug 28 '18 at 5:53
  • $\begingroup$ "wide variety of aircraft" makes it too broad in my eyes. Pick one or two, see what runway and lift they need, and design taxi lanes and parking spots around that. That's all to it. But we can't do it for every aircraft and every combination of aitcrafts for you. $\endgroup$ – Mołot Aug 28 '18 at 6:22
  • $\begingroup$ I'm curious how much space would be required to power the submarine side of things? Wouldn't it get complicated if you have all this room and air for planes to be stored in vs the said displacement of that air? $\endgroup$ – Shadowzee Aug 28 '18 at 6:24