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2019-10-18 China-Japan-Koreas
China building full sized flat tops.
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Posted by 3dc 2019-10-18 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [443 views ]  Top
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#1 Nothing but a gigantic target for subs.

Repeating Germany's mistake with the Kriegsmarine. Large capital ships are a complete waste.
Posted by Herb McCoy  2019-10-18 00:33||   2019-10-18 00:33|| Front Page Top

#2 Aircraft carriers allow you to project power around the world in the form of fighter jets. Only a few nations have the ability: the USA, British, French, Chinese, Russians, Indians, and to a much lesser extent Italians and Spanish. Portable air superiority is quite useful and not to be despised.
Posted by Secret Master 2019-10-18 00:56||   2019-10-18 00:56|| Front Page Top

#3 Unless they have a good carrier operation tradition to go along with it, they are giant targets.

What makes the US, UK and French carriers so deadly is the very heavy tempo of operations they can maintain for a long time. Days and even weeks of constant air sorties and strikes. Other nations that have carriers can't keep up the tempo and don't have the operational knowledge to do a heavy tempo safely.

Not to mention the damage control training, special hardening of vital areas, etc. China has a long way to go before their carriers are much of a threat in a war.
Strike, maybe. War, no.
Posted by DarthVader 2019-10-18 09:00||   2019-10-18 09:00|| Front Page Top

#4 Yea, but all the big boys have deathstars, Darth, so we must get one to.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-10-18 09:03||   2019-10-18 09:03|| Front Page Top

#5 This'll be one of those carriers with that funny looking jump ramp at one end? That's so cute.
Posted by Raj 2019-10-18 09:03||   2019-10-18 09:03|| Front Page Top

#6 Why can't we have some Chinese marching music with that imagery ?
Posted by Besoeker 2019-10-18 09:05||   2019-10-18 09:05|| Front Page Top

#7 Why can't we have some Chinese marching music with that imagery ?

The NBA won't release the copyright
Snark O'The Day
Posted by Lex 2019-10-18 09:11||   2019-10-18 09:11|| Front Page Top

#8 #7 - Early Snark O' The Day nominee
Posted by Frank G 2019-10-18 09:46||   2019-10-18 09:46|| Front Page Top

#9 Seconded.
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-10-18 11:07||   2019-10-18 11:07|| Front Page Top

#10 Seconded as well, the Chinese sure know how to goose step when they march!
Posted by magpie 2019-10-18 11:22||   2019-10-18 11:22|| Front Page Top

#11 I'd guess a decade or more of service before a military gets the kind of knowledge necessary for any kind of real operations.
Posted by rjschwarz 2019-10-18 12:21||   2019-10-18 12:21|| Front Page Top

#12 China has a long way to go before their carriers are much of a threat in a war.

They'll get the hang of it. And it will come as a nasty surprise when they do.
Posted by Secret Master 2019-10-18 13:39||   2019-10-18 13:39|| Front Page Top

#13 The PRC does have the advantage that they are steadily building all of the support ships to fill a Carrier Battle Group.
Posted by magpie 2019-10-18 17:16||   2019-10-18 17:16|| Front Page Top

#14 "I'd guess a decade or more of service before a military gets the kind of knowledge"
Is there anything about our operations they don't know already? All they need is practice.
Posted by james  2019-10-18 22:58|| https://idontknowbut.blogspot.com  2019-10-18 22:58|| Front Page Top

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