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

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    First half of 2020.
     
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    Note the skid marks... She's undergone some fairly thorough testing.

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    Those skid marks would be nice evidence that the Chinese are still very confident about the J-15. Just imagine the Chinese keep landing a fundamentally flawed plane on their precious new carrier... Risking damaging their new carrier even before commissioning? That would make no sense...

    Whatever is happening to the J-15’s must be an upgrade.
     
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    The J-15 are the workhorse of the Chinese carrier Air Force.

    The built 24 aircraft are used intensively until there is a successor.
     
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    J15 is a very very large aircraft

    Must be a nightmare for ground crews
     
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    They use only 8 at once on the carrier, so it is an easy game for ground crews.

    Aircraft with a large lift area (ratio) are an easy game for pilots, too. Accidents and minor occurrencies expected less often.

    The J-15 is ideal for beginners.
     
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    Small but nice update from Dalian's Type 002 carrier. (Image via 红鲨RedShark from Weibo)

    PLN Type 002 carrier - 20190917.jpg
     
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    The dock is being prepared for something new
     
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    Can’t see anything conclusive
     
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