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


gelgoog

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Another beautiful satellite photograph of the carrier's progress.

Like the previous pictures, this precise, detailed image shows the different modules coming together quite nicely.
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Nice joke. I am relieved that I am not the only one who cannot tell up from down in these most recent blurry pictures. I could deal with the low resolution data but those compression artifacts are just plain awful.
 

gelgoog

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Ah those look much better. The carrier dwarfs the destroyer below it.
Still it looks like the structure is only half built no?
I wonder if they have placed the engines inside already or they are still waiting for those.
 

Hadoren

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Nice joke. I am relieved that I am not the only one who cannot tell up from down in these most recent blurry pictures. I could deal with the low resolution data but those compression artifacts are just plain awful.
Hope you enjoyed. :)

In my humble opinion, my carefully censored photo provides just as much information as from some of this thread's more recent satellite photographs.
 

Hendrik_2000

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Ah those look much better. The carrier dwarfs the destroyer below it.
Still it looks like the structure is only half built no?
I wonder if they have placed the engines inside already or they are still waiting for those.
The engine,generator, condenser, boiler will be built latter, piping, wiring all inside otherwise they have to reopen again. It is module construction with all the service support built in before they join together
 

Deino

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Orthan

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It could be this one and as explained by him, " there's still another narrower gap to the aft of the propulsion section adjacent to the stern (blurry line in the 10/17 pic, obstructed in the 10/9 pic), and it does seem more prominent from another perspective."
Compared to the last clear picture of 09-10-2020, it seems that they have compressed all the modules except the front module (which by itself is a joining of 2 modules). However, if they already have been welded together, its not clear, and doubtful in such a short period of time.
 

Deino

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What do you think? Given the latest - albeit quite low quality - images I tried to estimate the Type 003 aircraft carrier's waterline length (albeit minus the very front end):
If my baseline and calculation is not too far off I come to a length of about 285 m.

Any comments and especially corrections are welcome.

PLN Type 003 estimated length 20201017.jpg
 

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