And they say China cuts corners.
"The real reason why Vikrant did not install the bulbous bow lies in its manufacturer. Because the manufacture of the bulbous bow is extremely complicated, you need to bend a few centimeters of high-strength steel plate into the required three-dimensional curved surface and then weld it into a sphere. There can be no mistakes in the process, otherwise it will cause serious consequences. The Cochin Shipyard lacks the necessary manufacturing equipment and technical personnel, and the designers are happy to save trouble. After all, the blade-shaped bow is a steel plate welded to the end, which saves money and everyone has less trouble."
If true that is dumb AF.
Is that wake normal? The bow of the ship seems to be bobbing up and down to an unusual degree?