Thursday, December 15, 2011

Chinese Aircraft Carrier

China's first aircraft carrier has been filmed underway. The ship is reportedly conducting trials in the Yellow Sea.

It's predicted to take a couple years before the ship is fully operational with a functioning air wing.

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China's First Aircraft Carrier

Chinese Aircraft Carrier
[Previous 8/31/11 post]
The Chinese Navy began sea trials this month on its new aircraft carrier, the former Soviet Varyag warship.
It is a relatively old design and it was not built by China. It was constructed in the 1980s for the navy of the USSR, but was never completed. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the rusting hull of the Varyag sat in dockyards in Ukraine.

As other Soviet warships were cut up for scrap, a Chinese company with links to China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) bought the Varyag claiming it wanted to turn it into a floating casino in Macau. It took several years to finally tow it all the way to China, where it was then taken to Dalian.

In June, the PLA confirmed that China's first aircraft carrier was under construction.
Once again, a communist government proves its magical powers, creating a military warship from a floating casino. On the other hand, this instance could be viewed as more evidence that commies should never be believed.

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