I don’t feel bad because that's they always do.Recently Americans also started training support to napaks again
Because Vikki is a conversion of Admiral Gorshkov to a ski-jump carrier. Gorshkov was designed to operate VSTOL aircraft Yak 38. Earlier, it looked like this ;
Ok. What of the 2nd more important question?.. Anything?Because Vikki is a conversion of Admiral Gorshkov to a ski-jump carrier. Gorshkov was designed to operate VSTOL aircraft Yak 38. Earlier, it looked like this ;
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So, there is inherent limitation on the length of ski-jump based on the existing structure of ship. Moreover, the length of airstrip was sufficient for accommodating & operating MIG 29K.
Whereas, Admiral Kuznetsov class carriers are designed keeping in mind requirement of longer airstrip for heavy fighter i.e. Su 33.
May be or may be Not.. A lot will depend upon whether you could land on the deck safely with increased payload. The take-off part happens at full after-burner in ski-jump carriers; whether full load or no load again from safety point of view.Ok. What of the 2nd more important question?.. Anything?
That much extra distance is practically meaningless.
Do realise that I am not asking with respect to Russky or Chinky birds...That much extra distance is practically meaningless.
The ski jump in both is proportional to overall length nothing more.
Remember both su33 and it's copy j15 are failed designs. Both Russian and Chinese will be forced to settle for a medium weight bird in the end in the class of mi29k / rafale etc.
It can't be deduced as simple as that; As I said earlier, there is a reason that Naval fighters carry lower load with their land based counter parts or with heavy modification. If you want to launch an aircraft with increased load and don't expect it to land on the deck again with that load, then you may be right. Let's get a little pedantic about science of ski-jump launch;So modifying the skyjump-angle to whatever is optimum, can we elongate the carrier making those runways longer, to make jets haul more payload?
Damn that was good explanation.Again, the iterations could be done for longer airstrip, in fact, reaching up to the point where it doesn't require ski-jump; but the economics of building such a long carrier will be be gone for toss.
So the long & short pathways for take-off that you were indicating in the figure are for facilitating successive launch of aircraft IMO; you can get the idea by locating the thrust/blast deflectors positioned in that path,
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