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#1 Not too shabby. Spotting will be the next challenge I guess. I'll wager they do well with that too, a crowded carrier deck does have some resemblance to a CFD.
Posted by Shipman 2012-11-26 17:27||
#2 By this achievement, China + PLAN have done more than the Cold-War Soviets did wid their Yakolevs.
However, not to be outdone by the CPLAN it appears the post-Soviet Russians are intent on building one or more US-style nuke-powered Supercarrier wid forward jumpdeck on the bow.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-11-26 18:54||
#3 Amazing how most of their deck gear, flight deck personnel's safety gear looks just like ours.
I want to see videos of bolters. Lets see how they handle high tempo evolutions one after another on a crowded deck. They have a long way to go.
Posted by Secret Asian Man 2012-11-26 19:11||
#4 SAM, and then they have to work out the whole carrier battle group concept, with defense in depth, coordinated air defense, ASW, and a few other tricky things.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2012-11-26 19:24||
#5 Is this Eastasia's Inner Party's 'Floating Fortress' gambit to simply impress the Outer Party and the rubes of Oceania?
Maybe it's actually designed to tighten the sphincter of Eurasia (who they still consider a threat). (Of course they've always been at war with Eastasia)
The average Proles probably don't care.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2012-11-26 22:05||
#6 Now do it at night.
Posted by Chris in Fort Worth 2012-11-26 22:32||
#7 then they have to work out the whole carrier battle group concept
More likely it'll be lily-pad ops.
Posted by Pappy 2012-11-26 22:34||
#8 See also RELATED CHINESE MILITARY FORUM > NAVY: CHINA NOW CAPABLE TO DEPLOY ITS JETS ON AIRCRAFT CARRIER.
PLAN VADM. Zhang Yongyi.
* SAME > CHINA FIRST NON-CAUCASIAN NATION TO ACHIEVE CTOL JET FIGHTER AIRCRAFT CARRIER OPERATION | [WSJ.com = Jeremy Page] CHINA AIRCRAFT CARRIER PASSES LANDMARK.
POSTERS = ask what about INDIA? BRAZIL? Net Counter-response is that India's Russian-made, Ukraine-supplied CV had broken down during sea trials, ala ENGINE/BOILER-GATE [Asbestos]; + both India + Brazil's carrier, naval pilots were initially foreign-prepped + foreign-trained, respectively, UNLIKE CHINA WHICH IS DOING NEARLY EVERYTHING ON ITS OWN EXCEPT COLD-WAR ERA ORIGINAL SHIP CONSTRUCTION???
* TOPIX > [Japan]ISHIHARA TALKS UP [Advanced] WEAPONS EXPORTS AS DETERRENT, as only tech-superior/saavy Japan can do, by and for Japan.
* SAME > ISLANDS NOT LISTED AS TERRITORY BY ROC [aka Taiwan] IN MOFA CALENDAR.
OOOOOPPPPPSSSS - lucky for Taiwan mainland China has the ball.
* SAME > KOREA [aka ROK = South Korea] READY TO FILE OFFICIAL "CONTINENTAL SHELF" CLAIM, to the UN = UNCLOS.
The ROK claims their sovereign UW Continental Shelf extends naturally all the way to the OKINAWA TROUGH.
* CHINA DAILY FORUM > OPPOSITION TO US BASES IN PACIFIC REACHES TURNING POINT.
D *** NG IT, "US GO HOME, OKINAWA FOR OKINAWANS" - SSSSSSHHHHH, you know, CHINA!
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-11-26 22:46||
#9 Oh, no, the Chinese have just begun to catch up to the military ability of Thailand.
And Thailand is way ahead of the Chinese in selecting an "Ultimate Leader" who is smokin' hot.
Posted by rammer 2012-11-26 22:56||