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Discussion in 'Navy' started by Jeff Head, Aug 19, 2016.
@MwRYum will you be visiting the Liaoning?
Has this been shared? Saw some of the photos here are similar to this video.
Quite "straight-from-the-ground" trainning footages of CY-16 and J-15s taking off and landing.
Read my answer to that @ #1170...
Arriving in Hong Kong
CV-16 Liaoning with her carrier escorts moving into HK's Ching-ee Straits
Video is in Cantonese.
Here is this tid bit about Liaoning . It carry full complement of more than 20 J 15. There are 100 female officer their living quarter is separate from men living quarter. They have good catering service to be expected from Chinese ships. The crew number is 1000 way smaller than US carrier
But the most revealing part was that it was not easy refurbishing and operating Lianoing as at first they have no clue what to do So they have to pull resources from different branches of the PLA to figure it out. So all those assumed help from Brazilian, Ukrainian, Venus is not true.
The Varyag was in bad shape when she first arrive. Interesting. I know this was posted before but not as exhaustive as this report by Strait Times
HARD WORK REFITTING LIAONING
One of Liaoning's chief designers recently spoke of the hardships the team faced trying to refurbish the ship.
"It was not easy,"Mr Sun Guangsu, deputy chief designer of the Liaoning, told state broadcaster CCTV.
"When it was delivered (from Ukraine), we went inside, only to find it was in a mess full of empty beer cans and jars. It looked like a shabby hull and we had no documents, no standards about it."
Mr Wang Zhiguo, another designer, said in an interview with the China Youth Daily that his team always worked overtime and they accomplished 30 months worth of work within 15 months, which helped save a lot of time for the following trials.
According to Mr Wang, about 15 of his colleagues died due to overwork, reported Global Times.
Mr Wang Chunhui, director of one section of the carrier department that is responsible for aircraft maintenance, told the Global Times that China had never had an aircraft carrier before and did not know how to deal with the issues the carrier faced.
So they had to go about solving them on their own, drawing on the expertise of officers from across different departments.
FACILITIES ON BOARD
There are over 20 floors, 3,800 rooms and cabins, 20,000 sets of equipment in Liaoning which houses 10 cafeterias and event its very own TV station, reported CCTV in a report last October.
The rooms include sleeping cabins, three gyms, one post office and laundry centre. There is a mess hall, a mini library and a convenience store where crew members can buy snacks and everyday items.
There is also a medical centre with a treatment room and an X-ray room.
The largest room is the hanger bay, where the J-15s, helicopters and other aircraft are stored.
NUMBER OF PERSONNEL
More than 1,000 people live, exercise and train inside China's first aircraft carrier.
Men and women live apart, and the use of fingerprint scanners restrict entry to the women's quarters. Most sailors are given single beds about one metre wide and two metres long. There are around 100 female crew members.
The crew members will be at sea for months for each mission.
Two crew members are tasked to do the laundry, handling around 1,000 kg of laundry per day, while a 11-crew team does the dishes.
FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT ON BOARD
The officers have their meals in 10 cafeterias, including ones specially designed for Muslims.
They are offered four appetisers, six main courses and two desserts, going through two to three tonnes of food per day.
For leisure, the crew borrow books from a mini library, watch TV, and tune in to the Liaoning's very own station, which broadcasts news and current events twice a week.
The ship even has an in-house music band "Deep Blue", according to South China Morning Post.
The flight deck can turned into a makeshift soccer pitch, badminton court or basketball court.
Liaoning also holds an annual basketball competition.
J-15 FIGHTER JETS AS STAR ATTRACTION
The J-15 is the only aircraft that is designed for carrier operation in China.
It was developed by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation and based on the Soviet-era Sukhoi Su-33. The flight deck on LIaoning is about a tenth the length of a regular runway, so the J-15s were designed to take off using a minimal amount of distance.
PLA Daily reported that Liaoning was carrying more than 20 J-15s when it departed its home port of Qingdao in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong on June 25.
The fighter jets are generally able to be folded so as to save space on deck and in hangers.
On public tours of American aircraft carriers, visitors have been allowed to take the elevator from hangar bay to the flight deck, but the PLA has not yet said whether Hong Kongers can expect the same, according to South China Morning Post.
This is perhaps the least shocking thing ever said in world history.
Could this be the first confirmation of a 20+ number for the Liaoning?
Type 056 by Type 054A by Type 052C
Missing only Type 055
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