Japan unveils aircraft carrier

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  1. The Messiah

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    Japan unveils biggest warship since WWII — raising eyebrows in China

    The huge flat-top destroyer bears a strong resemblance to a conventional aircraft carrier. Japanese officials, who are currently locked in dispute with China over several small islands, say it will be used in national defense.


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    YOKOHAMA, Japan — Japan on Tuesday unveiled its biggest warship since World War II, a huge flat-top destroyer that has raised eyebrows in China and elsewhere because it bears a strong resemblance to a conventional aircraft carrier.

    The ship, which has a flight deck that is nearly 250 meters (820 feet) long, is designed to carry up to 14 helicopters.

    Japanese officials say it will be used in national defense — particularly in anti-submarine warfare and border-area surveillance missions — and to bolster the nation's ability to transport personnel and supplies in response to large-scale natural disasters, like the devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

    Though the ship — dubbed "Izumo" — has been in the works since 2009, its unveiling comes as Japan and China are locked in a dispute over several small islands located between southern Japan and Taiwan. For months, ships from both countries have been conducting patrols around the isles, called the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyutai in China.

    The tensions over the islands, along with China's heavy spending on defense and military modernization, have heightened calls in Japan for beefed-up naval and air forces.

    China recently began operating an aircraft carrier that it refurbished after purchasing from Russia, and is reportedly moving forward with the construction of another that is domestically built.

    Though technically a destroyer, some experts believe the new Japanese ship could potentially be used in the future to launch fighter jets or other aircraft that have the ability to take off vertically.

    That would be a departure for Japan, which has one of the best equipped and best trained naval forces in the Pacific but which has not sought to build aircraft carriers of its own because of constitutional restrictions that limit its military forces to a defensive role.

    Japan says it has no plans to use the ship in that manner.

    The Izumo does not have catapults for launching fighters, nor does it have a "ski-jump" ramp on its flight deck for fixed-wing aircraft launches.

    Japan unveils biggest warship since WWII — raising eyebrows in China - NY Daily News
     
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    Stunning, beautiful. Japs.:hail:
     
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    This Looks Like a Amphibious Assault Ship and 15 helicopters on board .So Should Be a Offensive Ship More over the Ship has elevators so VTOL F 35 Can be used in future

    Such a long Ship apporx 250 meters ..So could be a 45k Ton Ship
     
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    Japan unveils new carrier-like warship, largest in navy since WWII

    YOKOHAMA, Japan – Japan on Tuesday unveiled its biggest warship since World War II, a huge flat-top destroyer that has raised eyebrows in China and elsewhere because it bears a strong resemblance to a conventional aircraft carrier.

    The ship, which has a flight deck that is nearly 820 feet long, is designed to carry up to 14 helicopters. Japanese officials say it will be used in national defense -- particularly in anti-submarine warfare and border-area surveillance missions -- and to bolster the nation's ability to transport personnel and supplies in response to large-scale natural disasters, like the devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

    Though the ship -- dubbed "Izumo" -- has been in the works since 2009, its unveiling comes as Japan and China are locked in a dispute over several small islands located between southern Japan and Taiwan. For months, ships from both countries have been conducting patrols around the isles, called the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyutai in China.

    The tensions over the islands, along with China's heavy spending on defense and military modernization, have heightened calls in Japan for beefed-up naval and air forces. China recently began operating an aircraft carrier that it refurbished after purchasing from Russia, and is reportedly moving forward with the construction of another that is domestically built.

    Japan, China and Taiwan all claim the islands.

    Though technically a destroyer, some experts believe the new Japanese ship could potentially be used in the future to launch fighter jets or other aircraft that have the ability to take off vertically. That would be a departure for Japan, which has one of the best equipped and best trained naval forces in the Pacific but which has not sought to build aircraft carriers of its own because of constitutional restrictions that limit its military forces to a defensive role.

    Japan says it has no plans to use the ship in that manner.

    The Izumo does not have catapults for launching fighters, nor does it have a "ski-jump" ramp on its flight deck for fixed-wing aircraft launches.

    Read more: Japan unveils new carrier-like warship, largest in navy since WWII | Fox News
     
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    Is Chinese Craft's are Ultra Light weights
     
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    Still doubt about the Ship's weight ..a 320 meter long Nimitz craft's weighing over 100K tons ..so atleast the 248 meter Ship's weighing over 45k Ton ..


    Lets weight and see the official Schematics from the Japanese Self Defence forces confirmation
     
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    Japan navy to unveil biggest warship since World War II


    JAPAN unveiled its biggest warship since World War II, a huge flat-top destroyer that is raising eyebrows.


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    19.5 K must be the Empty weight . The French Mistral class at 199 m weighs around 16.5 k
     
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    ok ok ok ...hehehheeh ....im beginning to get the idea

    i just realised the role AC's can play ---- obviously it's not stealth, but it's a different role

    ive been converted ( or should i have said Reverted ? ) by the opinions regarding AC's on this forum

    i'll grant that it's good for peace-time policing -

    i see it as a floating island ? - an extension of the mainland,

    ( viz the oklahoma CITY ? )

    able to carry a lot,

    but it still is a sitting duck !

    and so it still would need a heck of a lot of protection !

    nevertheless, a very useful concept for india, to, for example, project defence capability in the SCS, or even ECS !
     
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    I disagree with you. Carriers are not sitting ducks, had it been so, no one wud have gone in for them in modern missile world.
     
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    I mean 24k to 27k...
     
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    Our IAC1 is just 10 meter longer with sky jump, but weights nearly double.. I think that Japanese likes to make light weight ships and they are much ahead in making ships(technology wise) then probably any other nation on earth, but still, its too light. I know they are hiding something. :bplease: , also we can't compare it with ships like mistrals, it has huge deck space...cheers for their engineers..
     
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    Japan‬'s new warship draws fires

    Japan's recent unveiling of its biggest warship gives rise to concerns about the country's military buildup. The vessel--allegedly an aircraft carrier--is technically banned by Japan's pacifist constitution, installed after WWII.
    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2013-08/07/content_16875531.htm

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    I don't understand the Chinese predicament!! The Japanese have had helicopter carriers (or DDHs as the Japanese call them) for quite some time. This ship weighs in at 19500 tonne but isn't nearly as good as the Viraat which could carry 14-16 Harriers and 6 Sea Kings!!
    Japan seriously needs to change its pacifist constitution and start building ACs, cruisers, DDGs and export them too!!!
     
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    may be in future, thet could be converted as Aircraft Carrier by using F-35 VTOL version, their is chance of it...
     
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