Chinese electromagnetic catapult revealed

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  1. badguy2000

    badguy2000 Respected Member Senior Member

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    the electromagnetic catapult is a key tech for Chinese nuke super AC....
    it is reported that the tech was successfully finished 2 years ago and the leader of the R&D team, Prof. Ma won Chinese National top award for it last year.

    now, some picture about Chinese electromagnetic catapult are revealed...

    the lab

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    an interview of the leader of one sub-system R&D team .
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  3. Thai

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    Empty vessels make most sound !!!!
     
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    Nice achievement! I like the way how this carrier project is well planned and executed.
     
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    Stupid replies make little sound.
     
  6. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Aircraft catapult - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

     
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    cinoti Tihar Jail Banned

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    that is to say which country? hahah
     
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    cinoti Tihar Jail Banned

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    Is it an electromag catapult or a cannon? from the report it is unclear.
     
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    The concepts and designs for an electromagnetic catapult and for a rail gun must be very similar.
     
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    How is it better than steam catapult?
     
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  12. Thai

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    It's too premature to show off this "success" unless with propaganda aim !!! Even the most experiences in this area (The Big Red One USA) until now is not yet finish the study stage to put in application . Between the lab and practice there are a large distance ! Electromagnetic catapult without touching one time to understand before with steam catapult is an unbelievable thing . ........Don't compel the baby to chew before teething !!!!
     
  13. badguy2000

    badguy2000 Respected Member Senior Member

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    don't make such a premature declaration now!

    3 years ago, I would think so like you ..

    but after sooo many surprise achievements such as J20,J31,Beidou,Liaoning.....etc, that came much fater than most people thought,I find it hard to deny it as easily and quickly as you do now....


    Let's just wait and see.
     
  14. Dinesh_Kumar

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    No, our Navy Carriers also will come with catapults for follow on class of 65,000 ton displacement.

    Presently, we do not require it on Vikramaditya, as twin turbine power of Mig-29 + 12 degree ski ramp is sufficient for launch.

    Having said that, catapult launch gives certain advantages in launch speed and payload. This was more critical in the 1980s, with single turbine Sea Harrier, no buddy re-fueling and A2A refuellers were available at the time.The Commander at sea had limited options at hand.

    Today, with Mig-29 twin turbine power, buddy re-fuelling and refuellers available, even our Naval commanders have mix and match mission capability.

    In future, our catapults will probably be steam powered initially (tried and tested reliable stuff, many companies like Wilcox, ABB, BHEL having boiler technology). EMALs also under consideration, but new tech always has problems.

    I can assure our Chinese friends no problem launching an Aircraft from a carrier deck, which is the main issue here.

    (Thought 1:We should make a desi steam catapult first, and publicize it like the Chinese have done for EMAL.Release pics on the Internet , Spec Sheets, TV interviews with Team Leader, the works. It will add interest in desi defence solutions / jugaad/maverick kind of stuff. Separate EMAL team can be built later.)

    (Thought 2 :Damn hell, having a cold war type arms race with the Dragon can be expensive.Inspite of coming from a democratic country, I feel like a Soviet !. We need low cost methods for our Arms Race )
     
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  15. rockdog

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    Possibility 1: You are talking about Arjun or LCA?

    Possibility 2: Things like J20, J31, Liaoning, Beidou, Y-20, WZ-10, Shenzhou Rocket, Tiangong Space Station... are invisible to you, and you only heard sound about them.
     

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