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Posted on 04/25/2011 3:51:06 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
After more than a decade of renovation, China's first aircraft carrier a remodeled 67,500-ton Admiral Kuznetsov-class Soviet carrier bought at auction in 1998 is preparing to set to sail. The official Xinhua News Agency posted 20 high-resolution pictures with accompanying captions that suggest the carrier will undergo sea tests this year. One said: Huge warship on the verge of setting out, fulfilling Chinas 70-year aircraft carrier dreams. Another said: From the pictures we can see that this project is entering its final stage. Yet, another noted that with the exception of its radar system, construction on the ships bridge was almost done. The Chinese have not released details of the carriers capabilities.
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Isn’t a curved deck a design from early WWII carriers?
Match bearings and SHOOT...
I think even Greenpeace could be made to like the result of that...
A new reef for all da fishies of da sea!!!
Hopefully, she’ll make a good artificial reef one day.
Virginia class target.
20 pictures posted at the site...well the first 7 or 8 pictures are all from the same (port) side of the ship - some from farther away or taken from behind additional pieces of equipment (cranes,etc.). Then pic 9 shows a....hatch....two pictures of a ...hatch. One with a man standing in the doorway of the hatch. One with the man gone from the hatch. Would that be considered an action shot?
This pic looks like the SS Minnow is being upgraded big time:
I can’t look at any more pictures for now...to much excitement.
China has no experience with building carriers. I forget the actual numbers but this little ship took at least 10-12 years to get to this point. BUT, before they can use it for real there will be another 8 years of fitting, re-fitting, tuning, shake-down jaunts, etc., etc.
The Silent Service calls this “Target.”
I’ve seen bathtub toys bigger than that thing!
Exactly. What? 25 planes? It’s one thing to have a carrier. It’s another to have 75 years of experience using one. They should have learned from the Russians.
I think I rode a prototype of that into Dutch Harbor Alaska. No stewardesses, no galley or cockpit door. Just go in and sit facing a solid firewall spanning the entire front of the cargo ...I mean passenger...area. No in flight movie etc. Oddly we kept looking forward through the flight, at a blank wall...just out of habit.
I believe the British used a curved flight deck on its carrier.
For the Harrier Vertical take off.
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