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Thread: China's 1st Carrier in sea trials.

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    Here's our newest carrier, the USS George H.W. Bush. Nimitz class nuclear powered aircraft carrier.


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    Interesting thread. Lotsa great photos and graphics, Tedster!


    I guess I'm just surprised this is their first. I didn't know they didn't already have an aircraft carrier.
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    Only good thing I see about it is how good the crew's mess will be.

    Chinese food anytime they want!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    The Navy was formed Oct. 13, 1775 the Marines on Nov. 10, 1775.
    Took less than a month to realize the squids needed Marines to protect them. :-)
    Someone's gotta protect my coffee pot.

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    Dec. 8, 2011 satellite image provided by the the DigitalGlobe Analysis Center shows the Chinese aircraft carrier Varyag sailing in the Yellow Sea, approximately 100 kilometers south-southeast of the port of Dalian, China. (AP Photo/DigitalGlobe)

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    I was kinda surprised to hear that China, a "superpower" sort of built it's first aircraft carrier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Interesting thread. Lotsa great photos and graphics, Tedster!


    I guess I'm just surprised this is their first. I didn't know they didn't already have an aircraft carrier.
    Its not their first.


    They bought the hull of their bird farm from the Russians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    "The only good Marine is a submarine?????" WTF?
    We have a saying in the Marines............Fuck the Navy, just over-paid chauffeurs.
    No, they're not overpaid....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Just like the Brits though, those type of carriers are limited to carrying "Jump-Jet" type aircraft which severely limits their capabilities compared to our Nimitz class carriers.
    Speaking of which.. here is the Royal Navy's newest carrier, the Queen Elizabeth Class. Two are scheduled to be built, the HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales. The carriers are to operate the Joint Strike Fighter F-35B Lightening II STOVL using the ramp but the ship is capable of reconfiguration to catapult/arrestor wire operations.

    Construction started in 2008 and should be ready for seatrials by umm.. who knows. 2015 maybe.






    specs:
    Displacement: 65 000 tonnes
    Length: 284m
    Beam: 70m (flight deck)
    Height: 56m (keel to masthead)
    Draft: 11m
    Decks: 9 (+flightdeck and superstructure)
    Complement: 600 (+up to 1000 air wing)
    Aircraft Carried: Up to 40 F-35B, helicopters and drones
    Fuel Storage: 8 600 tonnes
    Flight Deck Area: 13 000m
    Hanger Space: 29 000m

    Maximum Speed: 25+kts
    Unrefuelled range: 10 000nm
    Projected availability: 584 days/year (2 ships)
    Interval between dockings: 6 years
    Propulsion: 2x Rolls-Royce Marine 36MW MT30 gas turbine alternators, 4x Diesel Engine 10MW
    Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    I'd like to see them open that ramp up to skateboarders.
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