- Thread starter Jeff Head
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Also, for reference's sake, Forrestal carrier waterline length is 300 m.

In 003 stealth mode normally this is what satellite see

If my baseline and calculation is not too far off I come to a length of about 285 m.

Hard to say at this point. If it were a clear satellite picture like the one we got on august 15, we would have a better ideia. But TBH, if this carrier will have a 80000t displacement, i would expect a bigger length than that. About 300 meters.

Is it a camera effect or are your lines not straight? I would assume the projection of a rectangle would be some kind of parallelogramWhat 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.

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Is it a camera effect or are your lines not straight? I would assume the projection of a rectangle would be some kind of parallelogram

IMO a camera effect

Displacement is not easy to calculate, if at all, purely from waterline length. Forrestal class at 60,000 tons was 300 metres at WL. QE-class carriers are somewhere south of 280/284 metres for a higher displacement. Frankly for the ballpark estimate of 75-85k tons a WL length of 285 metres would IMO be perfectly reasonable. I suspect this measurement is still slightly off and we are probably closer to 290 or 295 metres, but either way, it works.Hard to say at this point. If it were a clear satellite picture like the one we got on august 15, we would have a better ideia. But TBH, if this carrier will have a 80000t displacement, i would expect a bigger length than that. About 300 meters.

Indeed and it is surely off since at least the very front section with the bulbous bow is missing. Given the fact (?) that the small gap equals bout 6.9m so I assume about another 20-25 m added, which would result in the often claimed length of about 300-310m.Displacement is not easy to calculate, if at all, purely from waterline length. Forrestal class at 60,000 tons was 300 metres at WL. QE-class carriers are somewhere south of 280/284 metres for a higher displacement. Frankly for the ballpark estimate of 75-85k tons a WL length of 285 metres would IMO be perfectly reasonable. I suspect this measurement is still slightly off and we are probably closer to 290 or 295 metres, but either way, it works.