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    Type 00X/003 (former Type 002) Aircraft Carrier News & Discussions

    The EM launch power system based on AC vs DC reminds me of electric war that took place in US back then between 2 electrical inventors except this time it's between US vs China
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    Type 00X/003 (former Type 002) Aircraft Carrier News & Discussions

    Stick to facts talk, this forum is not for you to spew personal hatred loser. If you cannot stay neutral and stick to ethics, please resign from moderator post Thanks for reminding me on Ford class covering its EMALS. Thanks for reminding on USS Ford Class when launched. Guess it's for the...
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    Shenyang J-15 aircraft carrier-based aircraft

    That's the maximum limit for an aircraft to take off. An aircraft will only crawl on runway if you loaded heavier than the specified maximum take off weight for example max take off weight for J-15B at 72,000lb, you loaded it to 76,000lb then it might crawl on runway unable to go airborne.
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    CV-16 Liaoning - Type 001 Aircraft Carrier News & Discussions

    F/A-18 is the most reliable & maintenance efficient fighter today. It's like Toyota of the sky, they would keep flying and flying able to delver weapons to destination and back. You have few aircraft manufactured in 1996 F/A-18C, F-16C, Su-27SK, Mig-29S all bought new at that time in your...
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    CV-16 Liaoning - Type 001 Aircraft Carrier News & Discussions

    Just for sea trials and ensure all the equipment on Type 002 operational & working but not for long when Type 003 entering active service along with J-15B, J-35 fighters having the EMALS proven reliable. These J-15A on Shandong carriers aren't really new but from existing inventory by the way...
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    Shenyang J-15 aircraft carrier-based aircraft

    Tell this to USAF, USN, IAF pilots that have been to war for real, they'll laugh at you. An F-16C for example has 6900lb internal fuel tank and able to carry 13,500lb payload with G-limit reduced to 6G when fully loaded. When really necessary & being overwhelmed, the F-16C could take off on full...
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    Shenyang J-15 aircraft carrier-based aircraft

    Everyone is waiting for that. If the EMALS is efficient able to propel heavy fully loaded on maximum fuel & payload J-15B at over 72,000lb into the air easily, expect J-15B aerodynamic to be reduced for better low speed maneuverability and stability making carrier approach speed ideal and safest...
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    Type 00X/003 (former Type 002) Aircraft Carrier News & Discussions

    I can only think of 3 reasons why are they covering the rail launch with boxes, either: 1) they don't work sort of incomplete under development but needed to launch the carrier early 2) the rails design are advanced top secret technology that they don't want others to see and know how they...
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    Type 00X/003 (former Type 002) Aircraft Carrier News & Discussions

    For aircraft carriers, every number might represent 1 ship because it's a flagship and grand as in highest status. Also the number 4 is not nice in Chinese pronunciation so out of superstitious of bad luck, there might be no Type 004 being skipped to 005. Number 4, 14 are bad luck.
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    Chinese Flanker Family: J-11, J-16 ... Su-27SK/UBK, Su-30MKK

    I was comparing the J-16 against J-11B color marking. Also J-10C vs J-10A color marking.
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    Type 00X/003 (former Type 002) Aircraft Carrier News & Discussions

    Charles De Gaulle is slow and small but it could propel a fully loaded aircraft to take off safely thanks to CATOBAR. French made the carrier mainly to protect its colony abroad to the south not far away and French did not expect to fight powerful enemy especially there's US and NATO alliance...
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    Type 00X/003 (former Type 002) Aircraft Carrier News & Discussions

    I clearly mentioned Type 004 and 005 will most likely be sister ships to Type 003 which means Type 004 and 005 will be Type 003 with different numbers to distinguish. Like US aircraft carriers, CVN-68 USS Nimitz, CVN-69 USS Eisenhower, CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson are all the same ships but different...
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    CV-16 Liaoning - Type 001 Aircraft Carrier News & Discussions

    Do you see any J-15A being assigned to Type 002 Shandong class aircraft carrier so far? None, because as what the PLA Major General from Jiangsu province told me, he said China would not waste money building something that is not good when there's something better. Such as when there's Type 003...
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    Chinese Flanker Family: J-11, J-16 ... Su-27SK/UBK, Su-30MKK

    Good that they got rid off the ugly black radome, light grey matches the tone better. J-16 and J-10C are ideal for air to ground search and destroy especially in taking out enemy tanks, troops emplacement, structures, ships & SEAD wild weasel operations taking out enemy SAM/AAA. Stealth fighters...
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    Type 00X/003 (former Type 002) Aircraft Carrier News & Discussions

    Type 004 and 005 will most likely be sister ship to Type 003 so they won't be nuclear powered. China needed more carriers in short time so by the time nuclear powered aircraft carrier completed R & D entering service, it would be Type 006, 007 or 008 already. Charles De Gaulle is not better...

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