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Posted on 11/25/2012 10:05:10 AM PST by Errant
BEIJING (TheBlaze/AP) Just as it has had many firsts recently with its space program efforts, China has successfully completed another first for its naval aspirations. The country landed its first fighter jet on its first aircraft carrier, which entered service two months ago, the countrys official news agency confirmed Sunday
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Amazing short amount of time, IMO.
Where are the computer's parts you're using now made? I don't like it either, just being realistic. The best way to solve a problem is to recognize it and take steps to correct it. Don't you agree?
Technically, that distinction belongs to Ensign Jake C. West, VF-41, who trapped a Ryan FR-1 aboard USS Wake Island, CVE-65, on 6 November 1945. The events that day were unplanned. That took place about a month prior to Brown landing the Sea Vampire on HMS Ocean.
Wake the heck up people.
China has the advantage now.
China sells us billions, no strike that, hundreds of billions of dollars more of products - in every single market segment each year, while we de-industrialize and send ever more of our factories there.
China now manufactures more than America. China makes iPads, computers stereos, hardware, just about everything.
We much change the way we deal with China (and soon), or we are history.
Neophyte...beats ignoramus. Ok, as you pointed out, the Russians were all over the F-14’s after the Shah was betrayed by Carter (er, deposed), and appeared to have copied it. Then the Chicoms (there’s a term I haven’t heard lately but remains totally accurate)copied it from the Russians. So, a copy of a copy; true they do lose their exactness after several parties copy them, don’t they?
“We much change the way we deal with China (and soon), or we are history.,”
Hmm. IMHO....until We the People in Flyover Country change the way we deal with DC....how we deal with the rest of the world is getting pretty irrelevant.
I wanted Sarah Palin, I still want Sarah Palin.
She put her family before America.
While I understand her reasoning, I strongly take issue with her decision.
That does not change the fact we have been complicit in this. That must stop.
Surprised no one else has noticed that the takeoff was amazing considering it would have been the first ever conventional jet takeoff from a carrier without a catapult assist.
That was faked as hell.
From that, I conclude their naval aviators are dumber than naval aviators, as we only require one deckhand to point out the direction! ;)
No, I'm surprised you haven't noticed that the Russians have been doing it for decades. It is called "STOBAR" for Short Takeoff But Arrested Landing.
In case you missed the details, the new Chinese carrier is a refurbished Russian carrier.
Here's some video of Russians doing the same thing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wj3o3gNgxg4
(Even the Russian aircraft should look familiar...)
its too late. i believe we are effed.
but no worries, they will be gentle masters, just so long as we pay the rent on time.
have you started learning mandarin yet?
Wow, thanks for the aeronautical engineering lesson. It’s appreciated.
No problem. Btw, I hope it didn’t come out in an acerbic manner. I know there are some FReepers who tend to be more on the brusque side (even on little issues they come out both guns a-blazing), and I am not one of them. Have a nice day JD.
Ditto, same here. It was a pleasure. Thanks,again.
Actually I learned some, quite some time ago.
If China were competing honestly I would be 100% in their corner. Have been in the past. Strongly even.
However China is grabbing markets and stealing things. Rigging markets ... and excluding competitors.
I have now changed sides.
I could change back, but I see no indication of progress - just more and more selling out by our side.
WAKE THE **** UP PEOPLE.
This is approaching near impossibility to fix peacefully.
I have switched sides.
Actually, it was:
1)Nowhere near the first jet take-off from a carrier without cat assist. This vessel is the sister ship to the Russian Kuznetsov (http://www.freewebs.com/jeffhead/worldwideaircraftcarriers/kuznetsov.htm).
The Chinese bought it from the Ukraine in 1998 ten years after the Soviet Union was falling apart...mostly finished, but the Ukraine was broke and could not complete her.
The Russians though, operated their sister carrier just like this from the late 1980s and so have been doing so for 25 years with SU-33 aircraft.
The Chinese took a prototype SU-33 that the Ukrainians had and then rebuilt it (they also license build SU-27s from the Russians which the SU-33 is based on) and have updated the radars, avionics, etc. to make their J-15.
Ski-jump carriers like this and like the ones the Spanish, the Italians, the British, and others have allow an aircraft with sufficient thrust to weight ratios and good lift to utilize the ski-jump as the necessary boost to get airborne and stay that way, and have been doing so for many years.
2) The Chinese conducted numerpus landings and take offs before htis one that was done for the cameras. They launched this vessel in August 2011 and had ten trials in a year and after about the 7th one, the vessel started coming back in with scuff marks on the landing areas and then later balst marks on the deflector. So, they perfected the operation before they ever put out this video announcement.
Raad all about th carrier here:
The Chinese, PLAN CV-16 Liaoning
and all about the history of how the Chinese refitted it here:
Transforming the Russian Varyag into an operational Chinese aircraft Carrier
Videos of the commissioning and the aircraft operations at both places.
I have been watching this since 1998 when it was first purchased, through the time they got permission to tow it through the Straits of Istanbul and then through the entire refit.
Knew this day was coming though at first I took some heat for trying to warn people because they did not think the Chinese could do it.
Now, they have, and they are going to next build their own indegenous carriers. I expect they will have six large carriers by 2030, all concentrated in the WESTPAC and they will sooner or later challenge us, the US Navy, there.