Skip to comments.China's First Aircraft Carrier Starts Sea Trials (let's sink it!)
Posted on 08/09/2011 9:19:37 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight
China's first aircraft carrier on Wednesday left its shipyard in the country's northeast to start its first sea trial, the state news agency Xinhua said.
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How would we do this without starting a war?
Ever used any tools made there?
Even Jack Ryan understood the killing of the crew of the Red October would have been murder. Cause we weren’t at war with the USSR.
In a fit of false economy my workplace bought Chinese made steam valves (made in China for Milvaco) and gaskets, the gaskets disintegrated in less than a month and most of the valves leaked in 6 months. We have American made valves (Jenkins, Nibco) doing duty for over 30 years with nary a problem.
You think American soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines have it too good? They need a war with a superpower?
Or is America's economy too strong? It needs world war to slow it down a bit?
“Sink it?” China is known to have at least 72 nuclear missiles on its submarines so far, and several hundred land-based mobiles that can hit anywhere in the USA with good accuracy. There are consequences for our leaders having moved so much of our technology and manufacturing out of the USA to provide sustainable revenues for a foreign communist nation. And they’ve been telling the lie that the Chinese economy has been crashing for over four years, as that country continues its buildup with an account surplus.
This is going to be a boondoggle for the Chinese. They are going to sink billions into this ship and it likely is going to catch fire and sink.
It took years for the US To develop the training and logistics required to support these ships.
That is exactly what I was thinking. We don’t need to sink it. The Chicoms will do it all by themselves!
Good for China, now they will experience what it takes to keep something like that running, the parts, the manpower, the training and then you have to have a carrier support group.
I bet within the next month it will have to be dry docked, they will suffer some sort of major problem like bad prop shafts, they won’t be able to launch anything more than a rotary wing aircraft.
If you look at any major under takings by countries or companies, and they have done those under takings successfully, you will typically see a string of failures that preceeded the success.
China will be no different. In the near future, with this first carrier, we will likely see a pilot crash on the deck, killing himself and damaging the carrier. Or the carrier may experience mechanical failure out at sea.
But whatever the failure, it is better for them to get going, build a carrier group and train personnel, than to let a few snickering Westerners sideline them ;)
With that said, who is in a better position, the British who have a wealth of naval experience, but making budget cuts to halve their navy, or the Chinese who lack the experience, but will have a growing budget to gain naval experience.
That’s a nice looking boat you have there. Be a shame if something happened to it.