CV-XX (003 carrier) Thread I ... News & Discussions


Anlsvrthng

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Ford class and 003 are being built in slightly different ways because the 003's super modules will be moved to a drydock for assembly of its super modules.

That means direct comparisons of carriers like Ford and 002 with 003 are not directly comparable. When accounting for the fact that the super modules will likely be moved to the drydock together in a relatively quick fashion (with likely joining of them relatively quickly too), I think 003's construction pace is about what we would expect.
Not the welding of metal is the slow work , but the installation of machines / debugging them / modify them if needed.

And it is a layered method to install them, so upper deck can be welded to place if every big machine/ structure is in place bellow.

And up to this point no sign of any machinery installation.
 

Bltizo

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Not the welding of metal is the slow work , but the installation of machines / debugging them / modify them if needed.

And it is a layered method to install them, so upper deck can be welded to place if every big machine/ structure is in place bellow.

And up to this point no sign of any machinery installation.
Your first sentence doesn't make any sense.

In any case, the pace of work I think is about right for what we would expect for a carrier using the construction method they are applying and a launch in the second half of 2021 seems like it could be viable to me and it's a number that's been thrown around in the past before.

We will have a better gauge of when this carrier will be launched come halfway through the year.
 

obj 705A

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I have a name suggestion for China's catobar either Chinese emperors or possibly Shanghai i know it sounds different from doctrine but just my 2 cents freindly suggestion people , remember the US navy named a carrier Doris Miller a sailor much different name then presidents or battles its not uncommon for this to happen to any navy
while the PLAN doesn't name it's ships after people (as far as I know) still we can only hope that they would give us a nice surprise & name it after a historical figure, the first Chinese CATOBAR equiped carrier would be worthy of the name "CNS Zheng He".
 

Tam

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while the PLAN doesn't name it's ships after people (as far as I know) still we can only hope that they would give us a nice surprise & name it after a historical figure, the first Chinese CATOBAR equiped carrier would be worthy of the name "CNS Zheng He".
Names of historical people are only used on training ships, such as Qi Jiguang. Zheng He is already overused on merchant ships.
 

lcloo

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Not the welding of metal is the slow work , but the installation of machines / debugging them / modify them if needed.

And it is a layered method to install them, so upper deck can be welded to place if every big machine/ structure is in place bellow.

And up to this point no sign of any machinery installation.
What you are looking at right now is works done on a Fabrication Yard. There is no lack of work progress in fabrication of modules, and there won't be any welding and joining of individual modules nor installation of machinery there.

The Assembly works and machinery fitting works will be done on the drydock after the modules are moved over there. The pace of work in the drydock will be perceptively much faster expected that on the fabrication yard.
 

Deino

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Care to explain, what we see?
I notice, the third one shows the rear side of the construction area with the carrier in the top-right corner ... but the first and second images + these banners are??
PLAESE.... :)
Me again ... what are we looking at in the first two images?
 

Bltizo

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Me again ... what are we looking at in the first two images?
The sign says "deep water tow basin/pool successfully flooded with water" on the date given.

I'm not fully familiar with what the term "tuo ye shui chi" would mean in a shipyard context (specifically the first two words). And I'm not sure where the photo was taken, if it was definitely at JNCX. But I suppose it could mean some kind of progress with the basin's work.
 

lcloo

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Me again ... what are we looking at in the first two images?
A ship model basin is a physical
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or
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used to carry out
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tests with
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, for the purpose of designing a new (full sized) ship, or refining the design of a ship to improve the ship's performance at sea.

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A scale down model of a ship, basically just the hull, is dragged along a long pool of water, to test its stability and other aspects of its sailing characteristics and parameters. The pool may be of variable depts., and artificial waves are created to simulate various sea states.

It is equivalent to wind tunnel for testing aircraft model.
 

lcloo

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Here is from Chinese Baidu. It is in Chinese, and has similar meaning to my above posting.

拖曳水池
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的一种设备,是用船舶模型试验方法来了解船舰的运动、航速、推进功率及其他性能的试验水池,试验是由电动拖车牵引船模进行的,因而得名(见彩图)船舶、潜艇、鱼雷、滑行艇、水翼艇,气垫船、冲翼艇、水上飞机和各种海洋结构物等都可在水池中作模型试验。
 

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