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China conducts flight landing on aircraft carrier
English.news.cn ^ | 2012-11-25

Posted on 11/24/2012 8:54:12 PM PST by sukhoi-30mki

China conducts flight landing on aircraft carrier

LIAONING AIRCRAFT CARRIER, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- China has successfully conducted flight landing on its first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, naval sources said.

A new J-15 fighter jet was used as part of the landing exercise.

After its delivery to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on Sept. 25, the aircraft carrier has undergone a series of sailing and technological tests, including the flight of the carrier-borne J-15.

Capabilities of the carrier platform and the J-15 have been tested, meeting all requirements and achieving good compatibility, the PLA Navy said.

Since the carrier entered service, the crew have completed more than 100 training and test programs.

The successful flight landing also marked the debut of the J-15 as China's first generation multi-purpose carrier-borne fighter jet, the PLA Navy said.

Designed by and made in China, the J-15 is able to carry multi-type anti-ship, air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles, as well as precision-guided bombs.

The J-15 has comprehensive capabilities comparable to those of the Russian Su-33 jet and the U.S. F-18, military experts estimated.

Editor: Chen Zhi


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aerospace; aircraftcarrier; china; j15; liaoning; navair

This undated photo shows staff members checking a carrier-borne J-15 fighter jet on China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning. China has successfully conducted flight landing on its first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning. After its delivery to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on Sept. 25, the aircraft carrier has undergone a series of sailing and technological tests, including the flight of the carrier-borne J-15. Capabilities of the carrier platform and the J-15 have been tested, meeting all requirements and achieving good compatibility, the PLA Navy said. Designed by and made in China, the J-15 is able to carry multi-type anti-ship, air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles, as well as precision-guided bombs. The J-15 has comprehensive capabilities comparable to those of the Russian Su-33 jet and the U.S. F-18, military experts estimated. (Xinhua/Zha Chunming)

1 posted on 11/24/2012 8:54:24 PM PST by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

2 posted on 11/24/2012 8:55:30 PM PST by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Oh No! They`ve got a nuclear-powered fighter!

3 posted on 11/24/2012 9:17:40 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (yup)
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To: bunkerhill7

You could even say it glows
All of the other fighters,
Used to laugh and call it names.


4 posted on 11/24/2012 9:24:42 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Jeff Head; Travis McGee

bump


5 posted on 11/24/2012 9:25:43 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: bunkerhill7
Oh No! They`ve got a nuclear-powered fighter!


No... they have a crash test dummy...:^)


6 posted on 11/24/2012 9:35:03 PM PST by az_gila
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Great going — they are now ready for WW2, the Pacific theater.


7 posted on 11/24/2012 9:51:57 PM PST by razorbak
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To: sukhoi-30mki


Dear Chicoms:

Call you and raise you one.

USS Reagan.  Choose your battles carefully, and funding ObamaDebt may not be a good idea.
8 posted on 11/24/2012 9:55:46 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: razorbak

Four more years of 0bama means China gets free access to our most sensitive technology for four more years!


9 posted on 11/24/2012 9:59:08 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: sukhoi-30mki; Jeff Head; Travis McGee
Found a photo group of China's carrier Liaoning, #16 at Xinhua:

Nice looking target.       ;^)

10 posted on 11/24/2012 11:00:51 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: sukhoi-30mki; Jeff Head; Travis McGee
Also note that the Political Commissar is listed ahead of the Captain in the array, and both display 4 star epaulettes. How long until ours does the same, as they're already inserted into the forward ops groups on the ground.
11 posted on 11/24/2012 11:06:58 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank

I always thought the ramps looked like training wheels on a bicycle


12 posted on 11/24/2012 11:08:02 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: quantim

lol great post. in 1942 Doolittle was practicing taking off these AH are just trying to land. When called upon we take it to em.


13 posted on 11/24/2012 11:18:58 PM PST by kvanbrunt2
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To: GeronL

They use the ramp because they don’t have the catapult technology to launch. I think it also limits the take-off weight in comparison - maybe Jeff or one of our other NavAir FReepers can give us more info if they comes on thread.


14 posted on 11/24/2012 11:32:39 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank

Probably. I just think it looks odd.


15 posted on 11/25/2012 12:02:06 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: sukhoi-30mki
China has successfully conducted flight landing on its first aircraft carrier,...

Which means China's most experienced carrier pilot has exactly one carrier landing under his belt. Awesome.

16 posted on 11/25/2012 12:19:44 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: sukhoi-30mki
Designed by and made in China,

Correction: Copied from Sukhoi designs and made by the Chicomms

17 posted on 11/25/2012 1:35:17 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: LibWhacker
Eveyone on this thread keeps belittling China, but aren't *they* the creditor while *we* are the borrower?

I'm just not sure we have any room to be critical of them.

18 posted on 11/25/2012 3:55:56 AM PST by The Duke
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To: sukhoi-30mki
Must inspire great confidence in their test pilots to have the aircraft painted up like a crash-test dummy.


19 posted on 11/25/2012 4:19:35 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: bunkerhill7
I thought that this might be the flight crew.

20 posted on 11/25/2012 4:30:19 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: sukhoi-30mki
Video of the flight ops: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVMeKZso1jQ
21 posted on 11/25/2012 4:33:03 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Yo-Yo

That is a little weird with all the registration marks on the aircraft; that and the lemon yellow finish. I’m betting they’re filming the landings and need the registration marks to feed into a computer program to try and optimize the landing; optimize in this case meaning to avoid a ramp strike.


22 posted on 11/25/2012 5:12:22 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

The purpose of this thing is to park off shore of Africa and protest ChiCom interests.

They did not build this to directly go against us. That is 50 years from now.

23 posted on 11/25/2012 5:26:48 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Yo-Yo

He caught the second wire.....


24 posted on 11/25/2012 5:47:19 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

“Four more years of 0bama means China gets free access to our most sensitive technology for four more years!”

Good. Maybe Buckwheat can teach the ChiComms how to anneal a bolt. He could also tell these dopes that a plus or minus one-quarter-inch tolerance on sockets doesn’t hack it.


25 posted on 11/25/2012 6:35:47 AM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Yo-Yo; sukhoi-30mki; Jeff Head; Travis McGee
Yo-Yo - I found this interesting after looking at your link:

Note the comment about using English for talks with other Navies - won't that piss off the French?       ;^)

26 posted on 11/25/2012 10:16:05 AM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

And yet another brilliant success and milestone for advocates of our ‘free trade” policies.


27 posted on 11/25/2012 10:25:17 AM PST by NVDave
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To: The Duke

Exactly.

And if the GOP weren’t filled with a bunch of morons on trade policy, the PRC wouldn’t have the cash to pursue programs like this, let alone have the ready access to US technology that’s been outsourced to their country’s manufacturing sector to put into these ships and aircraft.

We enriched them so they could afford this, and then we gave them the technology.

Who’s stupid here? It sure doesn’t look like the Chinese are the stupid people here.


28 posted on 11/25/2012 10:31:09 AM PST by NVDave
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To: central_va

By the looks of all those bilge pump discharges, the thing leaks like a sieve, unless those are scuppers from flight deck drains.


29 posted on 11/25/2012 10:33:56 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: brityank
Note the comment about using English for talks with other Navies - won't that piss off the French?

French is the international language of surrender. I think the RNC is learning French.

30 posted on 11/25/2012 10:35:31 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: brityank

Oh, we will never list political commissars in the chain of command. Thats utterly backwards.
Thank goodness our post tailhook military leadership cannot -imagine- looking over their shoulder to make sure everything they do meets with crass political approval./


31 posted on 11/25/2012 11:26:17 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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“They use the ramp because they don’t have the catapult technology to launch.”

That doesn’t make sense. They can build the jet with folding wings, they build all kinds of ships. They were given a lot of technology but are still able to have guys orbiting in space. They build atomic bombs and fully penetrated Los Alamos labs. They can build and assemble large hydroelectric dams. They can build airliners. They assemble and fully understand all our computers, tablets, iphones, etc.

But the one thing that stumps them is a lowly catapult? If somehow, that was the one thing they couldn’t understand, it isn’t exactly the most closely guarded military secret.

It’s probably because they got that Russian carrier at a firesale price from Ukraine, who would never have used it. That carrier was already a ski jump ship. Wonder how much load they lose for takeoff compared to a cat? Also factor in that that Suhkoi copy has much more power than an F-18, so maybe it balances out.
We’ll see if this turns out to be a one off national pride ship, or if they start building more.


32 posted on 11/25/2012 12:01:46 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino
That doesn’t make sense.

True; I inartfully said that.
They have the knowledge, but I don't think it's feasible to add steam cats after the vessel has been fully built. The cats take a hell of a lot of steam that can screw up the temps on those oil-burner boilers.

" Building a steam cat carrier has to be designed that way from the keel up. " is what I meant to say. Thanks.

33 posted on 11/25/2012 1:29:49 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Here’s a GREAT youtube video on this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxriKrEGnwQ

Worth watching, though the talk is all in Chinese.


34 posted on 11/25/2012 3:55:11 PM PST by Jeff Head
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i thought thy only had three arresting wires but i counted four in the video....
35 posted on 11/25/2012 4:16:52 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Yep, like its sister ship, the Russian Kuznetsov, it has four.

Our carriers had four and I believe some still do, but they are all being transited to three, and the new Ford class will come out that way with the new arresting system.


36 posted on 11/25/2012 4:30:17 PM PST by Jeff Head
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OK First trapped landing. But this picture from the official commissioning certemony in September shows they were doing touch and goes just ahead of #4 wire even before then.

They are serious about getting it operational.

37 posted on 11/25/2012 9:31:22 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth" - Voltaire)
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