Type 001A (CV-17 Shandong) Aircraft Carrier News & Discussions

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    Repeating once more, I am thinking April 23 will also do a dual commissioning ceremony for "Nanchang" and "Shandong".
     
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    Latest pic via Lkj86
    Handsome ship

    [​IMG]
     
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    flags - on the (test-)road again
     
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    Latest pic via LKJ86 coming February the weather will get warmer time to fly
    The jet blast deflector is up and running
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    Personally I would like to have seen a 3rd batch of J15 by now

    Also new helicopters for this carrier

    Also atleast some evidence of naval FC-31 V3

    Air wings of carriers don’t look good

    3rd carrier and no evidence of any more fixed wing or rotary aircraft

    Even KJ-600 AWACS did not show up last year as rumoured
     
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    All the Chinese carriers built or in production are basically test carriers. I suspect we will hear more about the FC-31 or naval stealth before this May.
    There is no need to rush things. The main priority is likely crew/pilot training and we have had reports of that being in progress.

    Even once the third carrier is launched it will take a long time to fit it out and conduct trials.

    I do think the Chinese need a subsonic small aircraft for the AWACS/transport/refuel tasks once their main carriers become operational.
    There is a possibility these could be drone based but I think that is probably a bad idea in the near term.
    I would make it turbofan rather than turboprop based like the KJ-600.
     
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    Don't know when this was taken... It appears to be Shandong returning to shipyard from her last trial. Original resolution (4096 x 2306) is available here.

    (2048 x 1153)
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    Unless I am mistaken, ships are referred to in the female gender. Therefore you should be calling her a beautiful.ship
    Just nitpicking ;)
     
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    Not to nitpick ;) ... but not necessary. I know in Russia and Spain ships are not always referred to in the male pronoun. Not sure about China though.
     
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