Type 002 (CV-18) Carrier News & Discussions

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    Then the excavators will probably move in soon and deepen it.
     
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    As I noted in another thread where an earlier version of this image was posted, you can see they have ceased letting water into the future basin and have built a cofferdam in front of the old pump house - which suggests that it will be demolished. We can also see the outline of the basin emerging near where the new module assembly area is (it looks like the new pump house/sluice gate will remain in place - at least for now). In an accompanying image you can just see the dredger still active outside the cofferdams.
     
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    On which picture can you see the cofferdam?
    I checked back many of them but I can't see it.

    That basin can be good drydock to build four carrier at the same time.
     
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    You're comparing wartime surge to normal operating conditions. Even a Nimitz class very seldom has 90 + airframes embarked. typically around 70. and like you said a J-15 is larger than an FA-18. Remember, the Z18 is also much larger than the Seahawks. I would guesstimate it'll probably hover around 56-60.
     
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