CV-17 Shandong (002 carrier) Thread I ...News, Views and operations


abc123

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Depending on the training it's not unreasonable. Especially given the SCS is fairly saturated with PLAN vessels that could respond rapidly if needed.

Yeah, but still, if they couldn't scrap 2 Type 052D destroyers ( out of 17? in service ) and two Type 054A ( out of 30+ in service ) frigates for escort, then...:rolleyes: If anything else, just to practice sailing in a CBG formation.

I mean, do they have anything more important to do with their escort vessels than ESCORT the only two damn carriers they have?
 

abc123

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I wonder, how many J-15 could the PLAN have? Now with two carriers in service, the number should be at least 70+...
 

Hendrik_2000

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I wonder, how many J-15 could the PLAN have? Now with two carriers in service, the number should be at least 70+...
I don't think at this stage China needs hundreds of J 15 since Type 03 is years away from completion My guess is they have 30 to 36 J 15 that is enough for 2 type 02 carrier. More important than J 15 is carrier based trainer jet it is is disappointing that nothing show up up to now. I see they make incremental improvement on JL9G but sofar no JL9G with hook except in the model
The digital model (DMU) of the on-board version of JL-9, on which we see the landing stick.
 

Team Blue

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Yeah, but still, if they couldn't scrap 2 Type 052D destroyers ( out of 17? in service ) and two Type 054A ( out of 30+ in service ) frigates for escort, then...:rolleyes: If anything else, just to practice sailing in a CBG formation.

I mean, do they have anything more important to do with their escort vessels than ESCORT the only two damn carriers they have?
Probably since the carriers are in their own backyard, not under any particular threat, and they were using the destroyers for tons of other operations before this.
 

Tam

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Yeah, but still, if they couldn't scrap 2 Type 052D destroyers ( out of 17? in service ) and two Type 054A ( out of 30+ in service ) frigates for escort, then...:rolleyes: If anything else, just to practice sailing in a CBG formation.

I mean, do they have anything more important to do with their escort vessels than ESCORT the only two damn carriers they have?

 

abc123

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Probably since the carriers are in their own backyard, not under any particular threat, and they were using the destroyers for tons of other operations before this.

So, no shooting, no threat? That's the reason why US carriers sail from San Diego or Norfolk without escorts, because they are not under some particular threat?
They were using destroyers for what more important? Fisheries patrol? Maybe even making rounds 50 nm from shore and back?
 

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