CV-18 Fujian/003 CATOBAR carrier thread


davidau

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Is it just me or does the forward lift interfere with the operation of the forward right hand side catapult? It looks like the lift could not be used if intensive cat work is being done from the right hand cat?
Have no fear, I'm pretty sure China would have done its homework, under any foreseeable senerios of operations.
 

jvodan

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Have no fear, I'm pretty sure China would have done its homework, under any foreseeable senerios of operations.
When 004 eventually hits the water it will be interesting to see how many of the 'faults' and 'deficiencies' in the 003 design picked up by SDF members are actually resolved ;)
 

Blitzo

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When 004 eventually hits the water it will be interesting to see how many of the 'faults' and 'deficiencies' in the 003 design picked up by SDF members are actually resolved ;)

There are many improvements that 003 could undergo in a successor design, but new design would also require a larger ship to enable some of those improvements to be undertaken in the first place. Not to mention the improvements that would be facilitated by the prospect of nuclear propulsion.

In the case of the placement of the catapults, as it has already been mentioned, the operation of the catapults and elevators simultaneously should not be an issue as the flight deck should operate in a cyclical manner anyhow.

There would of course be some benefit in having greater clearance between the two, but that would also require a longer ship to enable moving the catapult and the catapult launch position forward by about 10 meters or so.
 

taxiya

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should this be for type 004? I though all the turbines related equipments should be already installed for type 003.
The contract is not about installation of the turbines, but covering them with insulation which doesn't have to be done before launching. I also imagine that one does not do this work before actually having the turbines running at low power to detect any possible leak. It is similar to installing radar only after launching.
 

Godzilla

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The contract is not about installation of the turbines, but covering them with insulation which doesn't have to be done before launching. I also imagine that one does not do this work before actually having the turbines running at low power to detect any possible leak. It is similar to installing radar only after launching.
Yeah insulation on turbines like acoustic insulation etc comes right at the end after the turbine has been commissioned and finished the 72 hrs test. Pretty conservative schedule of 80 days for that work haha.
 

taxiya

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Yeah insulation on turbines like acoustic insulation etc comes right at the end after the turbine has been commissioned and finished the 72 hrs test. Pretty conservative schedule of 80 days for that work haha.
I think 80 days is the lead time, not the time needed which is less.
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周期 is lead time from the first day starting the work to the last day. As it is stated in the contract, the real 周期 is dependent on the installation of the turbines on the site. There are 4 HP turbines, 4 LP turbines and many other things. The insulation work may be divided in many pieces spaced by installation and testing work. The actually work of the insulation should be much shorter. In other words, the 80 days is probably closer to the whole powerplant work.
 

by78

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An update.

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