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


subotai1

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At this point 003 is far enough advanced that she probably be floated out first and moved to a fitting out basin to allow 004 to start at the same spot.
Not really. There are still some very large components that need fitted that they would have a hard time doing dockside, not the least of which is the remaining flooring and decking.
 

tonyget

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At this point 003 is far enough advanced that she probably be floated out first and moved to a fitting out basin to allow 004 to start at the same spot.

I don't think China would start to build 004 that soon. 003 needs to be tested thoroughly for next few years, in order to learn design improvements that need to be done for next carrier
 

Intrepid

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I just wait and see when the first components of 004 can be seen.

What was the first tangible reference to 003? Was it the rebuilding of the island in Wuhan? Or was there the wall poster with the three Chinese aircraft carriers before?
 

Intrepid

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If the Chinese wanted to build more ships of the same type right away, wouldn't we already be able to see modules for a next ship on the building site?

For me at the moment it looks more like operational experience should be gained before the construction of the next aircraft carrier begins.
 

Sczepan

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If the Chinese wanted to build more ships of the same type right away, wouldn't we already be able to see modules for a next ship on the building site?

For me at the moment it looks more like operational experience should be gained before the construction of the next aircraft carrier begins.
It was not uncommon for PLAN to run two prototypes. This allows planning errors to be distinguished from manufacturing errors.
 

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