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ChineseTiger1986

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If it is indeed nuclear power, the superstructure size and appearance will look heavily different to that of the 002. If it is still conventionally powered, then most likely we are going to get a downsized 002 superstructure (i.e. reduced by 25%).
The problem is that those military magazines do not seem to be so reliable.

Those editors usually follow too much playbook from the CD forum, and still believe that China needs the nuclear ice-breaker first.

Also previously none of them supported the EMALS.
 

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Finally a new picture, feels like it's been ages since the last time we got a good update on the ship.
The most recent update was in fact the one from October 2nd.

But the pic was more blurred, and you can briefly see that only one gap left as compared the three gaps from September 28th.


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The most recent update was in fact the one from October 2nd.

But the pic was more blurred, and you can briefly see that only one gap left as compared the three gaps from September 28th.


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Hahahaha... I opt to be patient awaiting the water becomes clear and the ship form becomes obvious :-) in the meantime I'll just look out elsewhere and trying to forget that it exists... good that there are folks like you who keep on feeding / interpreting / deciphering // here even the small increment of changes... :D i mean it... in a positive sense.
 

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There are still two major gaps, and we exclude it, the length of the current ship would be around 310 meters.

The tip of the bow is around 5-6 meters wide, so the waterline is not over yet, and it is conceivable to be around 320 meters.

In addition with the bulbous bow, it gonna reach 330 meters.


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The question - and as such most important to determine its final waterline length - is, were the front modules only moved further back and joined or was an additional module inserted? As such, will the bow module now simply mated or is still a module missing?
The bow section will move further back, then add the bulbous bow section in the front like this one.


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The red arrow is in fact a bridge that allows the workers to pass between the modules, so the real gap is not that large.

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Also the 'small gap' is in fact an indentation of the module, not really a gap.

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And the only missing module is the one that contains the bulbous bow.

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