CV-18 Fujian/003 CATOBAR carrier thread


The Chinese are carefully increasing the squadron sizes and the complexity of the air wings. How many aircraft fit on the flight deck is pretty much the last question that arises.

Just assume there are enough space on the flight deck to fit all aircraft that are needed to sustain the decades-long process.

... and the next aircraft carrier design will certainly contain a larger ship - or it will stick with several aircraft carriers of the current size in order to be resilient.


Just Hatched
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It's intriguing that the design change for the front CIWS sponsons occurred so late that the modules already welded to the hull had to be cut, followed by the installation of new modules.