China's aircraft carrier under construction - Page 2




 
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January 10th, 2005  
Chinaman
 
meh, its INTERNATIONAL military forum, so doesnt matter.

anyways, the chinese doesnt hide much of its waepons, as u can see in pictures of new ddgs being built
January 10th, 2005  
c/Commander
 
 
*Snort* it look like all they did was scale down a Nimitz-class carrier. Does anyone know if this is nuclear powered or conventional?
January 10th, 2005  
rOk
 
 
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Originally Posted by c/LtCdr
*Snort* it look like all they did was scale down a Nimitz-class carrier. Does anyone know if this is nuclear powered or conventional?
Well of course it does and it comes in a bundle with Chinese hummers and *insert your favourite Western product here*...

About the power plant...dunno but it seems a waste of money to put a reactor in a thing that small (30 aircraft)...however this isn't fact only my assumptions...
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January 10th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Of course it's made public. After all it's a big morale booster for the country.
Also something for the rest of us to worry about.
January 10th, 2005  
y45tt34
 

Topic: some followup info for the carrier:


its keel was laid last august in Shanghai.

full load displacement:48K tons

conventional steam turbines with single unit power of 79K horsepower. engine is of russian technology but built in Shanghai.

full speed: 32 knots

38 aircraft on board after completion. Some French techies are helping the Chinese on convertion of land-based aircrafts to ship-borne ones.

airforce composition: one squadron of 24 J-10s, plus anti-submarine, AWAC, refuell, etc. aircrafts. all domestically manufactured with some imported foreign technology.

deck layout is of u.s. style, diagonal runway. but taking off is russian style with a sky-jump ramp.

fire control radars, automation etc. high-tech stuff is a joint effort, or medley of quite a few european countries.

budget for the carrier only excluding aircrafts: 3 billion RMB, rougly 400 million US dollars, (Darcia don't you drop your jaws on the floor. 20 billion bucks will get them 50 of this! all naked of course, but still)

new frigates built for the to-be carrier fleet, FLD 3100 tons with stealth design, are also under construction in shanghai. Meanwhile an amphibious assault ship, FLD 22K tons, is being built in DaLian the northern port city. The chinese is in a warship-building frenzy, remniscent to the japanese before WWII. what do you think?

The PLA is asking for one or two more carriers of such kind to be built.
January 10th, 2005  
Regisvo
 
 
There are a little fake pics in the Chinese Mil. Forums.
January 10th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 

Topic: Re: some followup info for the carrier:


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Originally Posted by y45tt34
Some French techies are helping the Chinese on convertion of land-based aircrafts to ship-borne ones.
Wow, the French, big surprise there.
January 10th, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
This is a special announcement:

y45tt34 have recently posted unconfirmed, entirely false reports about China's construction of any sort of aircraft carriers.

First of all, correction: There are no signs of aircraft carrier construction in China. Please be well aware of that.
January 10th, 2005  
Armychef
 
It could be that with India and Pakistan both being nuke powers and India having two of her own carriers(aging ww2 refits mind you) and trying to build more, China may feel the need to flex some muscle regionally. I seriously doubt that one baby carrier is going to do much against us presently. If thng begin to get real messy in the middle east sucking up lots of naval resources then I wouldn't be suprised if they tried to take Taiwan. But I'd bet that they might find a few SSNs in the way



I knew the Chinese were buying up all the scrap steel that they can find. This explains some of that.
January 10th, 2005  
Kane
 
PLAN officials noticed that their Navy cannot project it's capabilities strong enough if it lacks an aircraft carrier. The plan have been recently halted due to the absense of a suitable aircraft. The J-11/Su-27SK was originally intented to be a naval aircraft however the licensing have been cancelled and production have been halted.

Since the Taiwan Straight crisis is nearing, PLAN officials are debating whether an Aircraft Carrier is a tremendous waste of resources and outmoded according to their analysts that stressed upon a "Battlefield under high-tech conditions."