00X future carrier/nuclear carrier


Bltizo

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There's no evidence that is going to happen. Those blocks could be for any new ship, not necessarily a carrier. We've heard rumours of certain possibilities but nothing certain.

And if they are building another carrier at DL after DL is done with CV-17 (which is 002, but in SDF the thread is still incorrectly called 001A), chances are it will be the same or similar to the design being built at JN (003), i.e.: a catapult carrier rather than ski jump.


Let's not create new threads without basis.
 

Higgle

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In the off-chance that this is indeed a new carrier (which I sincerely doubt), then it is far likelier to be the CATOBAR 004, possibly nuclear, rather than a third STOBAR carrier.

But Bltizo is right, there is currently insufficient evidence that signals the construction of a carrier at DL.
 

weig2000

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In the off-chance that this is indeed a new carrier (which I sincerely doubt), then it is far likelier to be the CATOBAR 004, possibly nuclear, rather than a third STOBAR carrier.

But Bltizo is right, there is currently insufficient evidence that signals the construction of a carrier at DL.
If there is a new carrier emerging, it's much more likely to be nuclear-powered CATOBAR than a third conventional STOBAR. But by far the most likely is that it would be another conventional CATOBAR.
 

Tam

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They might just be keeping the blocks there just in case if any of the two carriers need to come back for repairs.
 

snake65

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They might just be keeping the blocks there just in case if any of the two carriers need to come back for repairs.
17 will definitely visit the dock at least once more before commissioning.
 

Deino

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Cross posting from the "Ask anything thread":

Just a strange question ... what do you think about this post??


Type 003/004? start construction in Dalian.

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PLN Type 003 carrier at Dalian maybe - 20190427.jpg

Pardon, but I cannot see a certain part that could fit to a 003/004 carrier? .... even if I don't know what these strange long structures are, I don't remember similar ones already to be seen.

Or did I miss a certain part?
 

Bltizo

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Cross posting from the "Ask anything thread":

Just a strange question ... what do you think about this post??





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Pardon, but I cannot see a certain part that could fit to a 003/004 carrier? .... even if I don't know what these strange long structures are, I don't remember similar ones already to be seen.

Or did I miss a certain part?
I think people are talking about the red module at the bottom middle of the picture, which I suppose one could argue looks like an aircraft carrier's island. But obviously it can't be for a new carrier because the island of a carrier are one of the very last parts that are fabricated.

I wonder if this picture was actually taken recently. If it was, I am of course doubtful that it's for a carrier.
 

Deino

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I think people are talking about the red module at the bottom middle of the picture, which I suppose one could argue looks like an aircraft carrier's island. But obviously it can't be for a new carrier because the island of a carrier are one of the very last parts that are fabricated.

I wonder if this picture was actually taken recently. If it was, I am of course doubtful that it's for a carrier.
If they are indeed talking about the red part, then they are wrong, since it is well known a part of the Varyag's/Liaoning's original island structure, that was cut and stored there since years...

I have the feeling, that they are discussing because of these long structures, which are similar to those ...

PLN CV-001A - 6.8.16 hull finished.jpg
 

Higgle

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In addition to what Deino posted in some other threads asking about a new carrier at Dalian, the rumor mill is suggesting that work is indeed underway on a new carrier, and it should become visible later this year.

Going into any further detail would not be sensible at this point in time. There are still too many unkowns. I recommend starting a dedicated thread for CV 004, if it proves to be a wholly different design from 003. Word remains that it is nuclear.
 

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