I don't think so, the shape of the block itself is a odd shape and the canal bit still doesn't looks like it matches this.
I was just thinking that the module in the shipyard looks much bigger than these small patrol boats, such will it be a much larger vesselThat canal is only a cut out. They have yet to install the actual ramp mechanism for recovering boats. Another clue that this isn't a catapult track is that the canal is angled downward.
I was just thinking that the module in the shipyard looks much bigger than these small patrol boats, such will it be a much larger vessel
Since carrier-based UCAVs will most likely be smaller and lighter than manned carrier-based fighters (i.e. ~15-22 tons vs ~28-33 tons), maybe the 076 LHDs don't need EMALS catapults that have similar dimensions to those on the 003 Fujian CV?A 3 ton UAV is tiny and wouldn't require something the size of a 076 to launch and recover, not to mention have marginal operational utility. XQ-58 is 2.7 tons and is rather small, and its performance is still that of a tech demonstrator more than a true operational combat ready aircraft, and also has the benefit of being rocket launched and parachute recovered (which means more space for internal fuel), whereas this thing has landing gear and an arresting hook meaning chances are it'll have a far lower range as well.
If it could be scaled up to 15-20 tons, then that would be a proper aircraft worth procuring, or even something smaller like 10 tons
If the stats given by him are anywhere close to actual, that means outside of proper CVs, the 076 would be the largest flatdeck in the world. 076's alleged overall length of 253 meters is slightly shorter than America's 257 meters, but having an alleged beam of 45 meters could be a first for all non-proper CV flatdecks in the world.I always take his research with a grain of salt, allegedly 076 has a dimension of 252.3m x 45m x 12.8m, two catapults, two elevators and two islands.
The diagram is notional only and public journal is unlikely to have an accurate figure on dimension for confidentiality purpose.
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