China's first carrier

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  1. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jun/09/china-aircraft-carrier

    Does China even have carrier-usable aircraft?
     
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  3. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Yes. Home-built variants of Su-27/ 33 (the J-15).
    And note that this is the first carrier that they built. They have previously bought, although not operated AFAIK, others.
     
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  5. Michael 歌舞伎 Valued Senior Member

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    It doesn't look all the impressive to me. But, it is a sign of the times.
     
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  7. Echo3Romeo One man wolfpack Registered Senior Member

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    I liked the floating casino idea better.
     
  8. Mr MacGillivray Banned Banned

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    It doesn't need to look impressive. If the other nation lacks a modern airforce, then a carrier in front of its coast is the ultimate persuader. The perfect bully.

    Why do you think the USA stays on top?
     
  9. Mind Over Matter Registered Senior Member

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    It seems that China is preparing. China warns anew vs US role in Spratlys dispute.
     
  10. quadraphonics Bloodthirsty Barbarian Valued Senior Member

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    The ultimate persuader to forge a closer political/military alliance with an outside power who has more, bigger, badder aircraft carriers, sure. To be a bully requires not only being more powerful than your target, but also an absence of even-more-powerful bullies who will take the occasion of your bullying to turn the tables on you.
     
  11. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    Kinda glad they are so far behind on blue water navy. They won't kill us until i'm an old man.
     
  12. Randwolf Ignorance killed the cat Valued Senior Member

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    You're right - China's supremacy will probably come to pass, but in my case, I will be - dead...

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  13. Cowboy My Aim Is True Valued Senior Member

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    The Chinese aren't really building it. They're just refurbishing Soviet junk.

    But carriers are the most effective weapon in a navy's arsenal. Why else were all of our carriers suspiciously missing from Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941.

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  14. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    Duhh...they were on the grassy knoll!

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  15. Cowboy My Aim Is True Valued Senior Member

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    Magic hover-carriers? Designed by the lizard people to help the international banker conspiracy?

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