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originally posted by: intrptr
Carriers are good for projecting force against other hapless nations. China isn't vested in Carriers because they realize in todays world they are basically LSTs (Large Slow Targets).
Submarines, anti shipping missiles and mines are the flavor of modern warfare. Anything bobbing on the surface is meat.
The new U.S. carrier, from what I have heard and read, is having big problems with their new catapult system..
originally posted by: cosmania
a reply to: Maxatoria
Operating the carrier is an incredibly complex task. US Navy carriers operations take months to iron out the details and we still mess it up sometimes.
They can produce as many as they want, but if the General wants them as a trophy, their efficacy will be nearly nothing. They would need to actually commit to becoming a carrier Navy in order to make these ships perform as power projection platforms.
My bet is they are rusted and docked 5 years after they launch.