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Do you think the powerplants & EMALS fittings take some time to install? Because the 2 large holes seems to be leading to the 2.
those holes looks closed to me. Of course the powerplants and EMALS takes time to install, but those are smaller modules and doesn't require drydock. They can be installed after launch.
 

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those holes looks closed to me. Of course the powerplants and EMALS takes time to install, but those are smaller modules and doesn't require drydock. They can be installed after launch.
Good, it means the carrier will be ready hopefully by this year, most likely delayed next year. Can wait to see fighters operating on the EMALS carrier
 

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Great photo. Amazing to see a 85-90K ton carrier being dwarfed by the ships being built around her.
When was the keel of this ship first laid down?
Keel laid in the current drydock in July 2020. Yes, just last year.

But we saw initial blocks in a separate staging area a few months before that.

China manufactures large ships in modules first before assembled and welded together in the drydock.
 
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Great photo. Amazing to see a 85-90K ton carrier being dwarfed by the ships being built around her.
VLCS (Very Large Container Ship) or VLCC (Very Large Crude Carrier) can easily double the tonnage of an aircraft carrier or even more. Jiangnan Shipyard builds a lot of these mega vessels.
 
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Great photo. Amazing to see a 85-90K ton carrier being dwarfed by the ships being built around her.


Keel laid in the current drydock in July 2020. Yes, just last year.

But we saw initial blocks in a separate staging area a few months before that.

China manufactures large ships in modules first before assembled and welded together in the drydock.
Any Indication Type 004 is the same design and if so, if it has already began construction? Or maybe they will wait till this ship is at least through sea trails to update the design and then start construction.
 

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