dragon8 Post time: 2015-10-19 01:08
One missile hit and they will sink.
Too easy to say. CVNs are bult with inherent survivability. Compartmentalization is part of this survivability.
Point defense exists on each carrier but the real defense is layered throughout the CBG.
It'd probably have to be a truly massive warhead or a nuke warhead to destroy a CVN outright. In saying this, if a CVN cannot launch it's aircraft, then it's considered a 'mission kill' which is close enough given repair times.