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Is China building a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier?
« on: December 28, 2013, 03:04:50 AM »

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Re: Is China building a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2013, 08:01:06 AM »
Utter nonsense.  Building a nuclear carrier is one thing.  Operating it is another.  The US has over a century of experience operating all kinds of aircraft off of carriers, and even if you gave the Chinese the USS Gerald Ford as a gift, they could not operate it effectively no matter how hard they tried.

But if they want to spend the money, why stop them?

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Re: Is China building a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2013, 12:32:10 PM »
Utter nonsense.  Building a nuclear carrier is one thing.  Operating it is another.  The US has over a century of experience operating all kinds of aircraft off of carriers, and even if you gave the Chinese the USS Gerald Ford as a gift, they could not operate it effectively no matter how hard they tried.

But if they want to spend the money, why stop them?

Why would they publish a story if they were serious about it? You know that the Russians have been assisting PLAN in the fundementals of aircraft carriers. There are books printed by the USNI on how to run aircraft carrier. Tom Clancy dedicated an entire book on how to run an aircraft carrier called "Carrier".
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Re: Is China building a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier?
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2013, 01:23:01 PM »
Keep an eye on the Liaoning. How long she is at sea and how often. If they send her out a lot, they'll have plenty of time to work up a solid crew base for a nuclear carrier. You don't build those things in a day.
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Re: Is China building a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier?
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2013, 01:26:36 PM »
Keep an eye on the Liaoning. How long she is at sea and how often. If they send her out a lot, they'll have plenty of time to work up a solid crew base for a nuclear carrier. You don't build those things in a day.

I am sure that they are getting a lot of help from the Russians.

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Re: Is China building a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier?
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2013, 01:40:32 PM »
I am sure that they are getting a lot of help from the Russians.

They are - willingly.
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