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ord27 08-10-2011 7:16 AM

China builds an aircraft carrier
 
the world will look totally different 10 years from now

http://news.yahoo.com/chinas-first-a...000047792.html

guido 08-10-2011 10:33 AM

Interesting.

They'd be in a lot better shape as a country if they hadn't invested so heavily in the US. Hahahaha.

I agree, though, the world will be a different place in 10 years. For better or worse. Time will tell.

Riteride 08-10-2011 10:35 AM

We had better start paying them back or that will be the next big war....

deltahoosier 08-10-2011 10:42 AM

If I remember correctly, that is a Russian ship that was sold to china.

magic 08-10-2011 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deltahoosier (Post 1700155)
If I remember correctly, that is a Russian ship that was sold to china.

Correct, it's a retro fitted Russian ship. Wonder when India will have their's.

wakeboardertj 08-10-2011 12:45 PM

I would love to see videos of the pilots making test runs trying to make take off. Better yet, landings.

bigdtx 08-10-2011 2:32 PM

A Chinese knockoff of a failed Russian design. Last time I saw the takeoff ramp was when we were still using bi-planes.
this has got to be a joke / fake.

cadunkle 08-10-2011 3:02 PM

Yep, old Russian carrier that didn't work so well for the Russians. I forget the whole story, but I don't think that carrier ever saw service in the Russian navy. They were going to scrap it but put it for auction first and the Chinese took high bid. This was many years ago, and it has taken the Chinese a very long time to get the thing operational. Whatever works for them though, they've been financing our welfare/warfare state for a long time now.

joeshmoe 08-10-2011 3:26 PM

china
 
China has 400 billionaires, they can buy whatever they want!!!

seattle 08-10-2011 5:09 PM

So much concern over China while thousands of illegals from the south stream over our borders every day. Wonder what China would do if a boarder country was doing something similar over there?

jaegermaster 08-10-2011 6:52 PM

The front of that things looks like a pretty good kicker.

wake77 08-11-2011 7:22 AM

I used to see those ramp-deck carriers occasionally when I was on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), UK and Spain had a few. At the time I was in, the US was still the only nation with steam-driven catapults capable of launching aircraft (although I think France may have the technology now). The only aircraft I ever saw take off from that style of carrier were helo's and Harriers.


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