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Chinese aircraft carrier expands its capabilities

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Chinese aircraft carrier expands its capabilities

The first Chinese aircraft carrier "Liaoning" completed a three-week trip to the sea, during which several important milestones in the tests of the ship were reached, flightglobal.com reports today. The ship returned to the port of November 11.


One of them is the launch of J-15 fighters from all three take-off positions on the deck of an aircraft carrier (two in front of the superstructure and one corner). Thus, the ship demonstrated the ability to launch three fighters simultaneously.

Another important step was the disassembly and assembly of J-15 jet engines during sailing. Engine maintenance is an important element in maintaining a wing in combat-ready condition. American aircraft carriers have ample opportunities for maintenance of power plants of aircraft and helicopters.

An important advantage of American aircraft carriers is the ability to get new engines using the Northrop Grumman C-2 Greyhound carrier-based transport aircraft. These planes require a catapult for take-off; they cannot be used on Liaoning, which have only springboards.

The Chinese Ministry of Defense reports that there are more crews capable of flying from the deck of an aircraft carrier. However, nothing is said about whether the night take-offs and landings of fighters were conducted.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 14 November 2013 10: 56
    +5
    "Varyag", "Varyag" you are flying the wrong flag ...
    1. Kibalchish
      Kibalchish 14 November 2013 14: 44
      +1
      In fact, there is another Varangian, and he walks under the very same flag ...
    2. tlauicol
      tlauicol 14 November 2013 15: 54
      -3
      Remember the story of Giulio Cesare / Novorossiysk? I think no one would be offended if Liaoning exploded in the port or at the sea crossing to China after the sale. But our leadership and special services have a thin gut.
      1. Omskgasmyas
        Omskgasmyas 15 November 2013 06: 13
        0
        What for? The enemy of my enemy is almost my friend. More precisely, comrade and cannon fodder in a possible conflict in the Far East. Nothing personal.
        1. Kibalchish
          Kibalchish 15 November 2013 09: 24
          0
          Hitler was told the same thing when he fought with Western democracies. What ended up reminding is not necessary?
        2. velikoros-xnumx
          velikoros-xnumx 15 November 2013 10: 12
          0
          Quote: Omskgazmyas
          What for? The enemy of my enemy is almost my friend. More precisely, comrade and cannon fodder in a possible conflict in the Far East. Nothing personal.

          The Chinese are too cunning to stupidly become a cannon ball, and they will try not to reach a direct aggravation. The mere fact of having a sufficient arsenal and political will to use it will have a very sobering effect. The Yankees are able to calculate their losses, and the Chinese do not play political poker and therefore rarely bluff, if they promise something, then something will follow the promises.
    3. Army1
      Army1 14 November 2013 17: 43
      0
      It seems to me alone that the Chinese are even mowing down their cap on the Americans.
  2. fzr1000
    fzr1000 14 November 2013 11: 22
    +2
    The ships named "Varyag" do not have simple fates at all.
  3. pahom54
    pahom54 14 November 2013 12: 19
    +3
    Hmm, Chinese are in a hurry, in a hurry. In the near future, a redistribution of world domination is coming, and God forbid that Russia also has time to redistribute its armed forces ... We would now have a couple of aircraft carriers, our own, on the Pacific Ocean ...
    1. mvg
      mvg 16 November 2013 09: 43
      0
      if you defend your own, aircraft carriers are not needed .. ineffective. for the money that Bush costs with an air wing, you can make 150 su-30mk2, plus a couple of a-100 drills, and you need 10 different ships to the aircraft carrier, so 200-250 dryers and a couple of bases on the Far East, horseradish
  4. moremansf
    moremansf 14 November 2013 16: 06
    +1
    Masha is good, but not ours ...
  5. voliador
    voliador 14 November 2013 22: 59
    0
    And yet this is not an aircraft carrier, but an aircraft carrier cruiser.
    1. svp67
      svp67 14 November 2013 23: 26
      0
      Quote: voliador
      And yet this is not an aircraft carrier, but an aircraft carrier cruiser.
      But he would be the MOST aircraft carrier of our cruisers ...
    2. Omskgasmyas
      Omskgasmyas 15 November 2013 06: 18
      0
      No, not a cruiser, namely an aircraft carrier. He has no shock missile weapons. But it takes more fuel and ammunition for the air group.