China's first aircraft carrier starts sea trial: Xinhua

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  1. aimarraul

    aimarraul Regular Member

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    China's refitted aircraft carrier starts sea sail
    Updated: 2011-08-10 07:58(Xinhua)


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    China's refitted aircraft carrier is seen in this undated file photo. [Photo/Xinhua]



    DALIAN - China's refitted aircraft carrier left its shipyard at Dalian Port in northeast Liaoning province on Wednesday morning to start its first sea trial.

    Military sources said that the first sea trial was in line with schedual of the carrier's refitting project and would not take a long time. After returning from the sea trial, the aircraft carrier will continue refit and test work.

    The carrier was originally built by the former Soviet Union which named it Varyag yet failed to complete the ship's construction before collapsing in 1991. The still-unnamed aircraft carrier was an empty shell. Ukraine disarmed it and removed its engines before selling it to China.

    China's Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng said on July 27 that the country is refitting an imported aircraft carrier for the purposes of scientific research and training.

    The project embodies the capability of China's defense technology and will promote the modernization of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), Geng said.

    The spokesman did not give further details about the carrier. However, Chinese military experts have provided a more detailed picture of the ship and its capabilities.

    The carrier has a displacement of nearly 60,000 metric tons, putting it in the same class as Russia's commissioned carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, said Cao Weidong, a researcher with the PLA Navy's Academic Research Institute.

    It is a conventionally-powered medium-sized carrier that will be equipped with indigenous Chinese engines, ship-borne aircraft, radar and other hardware, Cao said.

    Fixed-wing aircraft on the carrier will use a ski-jump to take off from the vessel, instead of a catapult system, after the refitting is completed, Cao said.

    Although the PLA has started training jet pilots with naval expertise since 1980s and begun to enrol trainees for ship-borne aircraft pilots in 2008, Cao said it will take the carrier's crew years to master takeoff and landing techniques in real maritime environments.
     
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  3. aimarraul

    aimarraul Regular Member

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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Find some video or pictures leaving port...
     
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    nimo_cn Senior Member Senior Member

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    With so many military fans in Dalian, I wonder why I still can't find any pictures and videos of the AC leaving the port on internet.
     
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    coz it left the port at aroud 5:09 -6:48,early in the morning
     
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    nimo_cn Senior Member Senior Member

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    LOL, little trick by CPC. They must have never thought that it would sail early in the morning.
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    Congrats to China, finally they just started some catching up to India in AC.
     
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    aimarraul Regular Member

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    don't blame them ,fans getting more cunning .however,i still think they should put national security in the first priority,better start from posting fuzzy pictures
     
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    as the chineese dont want to show public their rusty ,floating junk, he he he.....he.
     
  11. aimarraul

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    they don't....otherwise you've seen the clear picture of carrier-borne AWACS already,you know gambling is an illegal business here,they will always try to hide it no matter it's a refited casino or a indigenous one.......
     
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  12. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    LOL, have to hide the tugboats.
     
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    I guess you'll keep sticking to the theory there's no engine inside even though smoke was clearly scene in the last few updated pics.

    BTW France being downgraded. SocGen and Credit Ag getting killed right now.
    So much for France. Perfect Time for China to stop buying Hermes and LV.
     
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    we should appreciate china efforts.They were able to refab Russian ship ,where we can't. Still waiting for the mercy of Russian to deliver us in 2014
     
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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    Let's not do that shall we?

    we should appreciate china efforts.They were able to refab Russian ship ,where we can't. Still waiting for the mercy of Russian to deliver us in 2014

    Here is an answer. :)
     
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    Wonder if someone could sabotage the carrier during the trial??
     
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    tug boats needed to take ship out of harbor, who said anything about engine ??? you guys dont think.
     
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    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Disagree. We went ahead with our own carrier and left the Russians to do the donkeys work of refitting at the then stated cost which was mouth watering. Only later the Russians started to realize their mistake and started playing games. When the deal was signed for the carrier, it was a big bargain for India.
     
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    still we should appreciate china on there effort..
     
  20. AprilLyrics

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    by refitting this carrier,russians keep their shipyard alive and gain experience,which maybe used in their new carrier.

    Puttin said he want russia to have 5 carrier(or so) before 2018.thats a big ambition.need work hard~
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Congt to PLAN !
     

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