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More issues plague Russian Aircraft Carrier

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posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 12:30 PM
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a reply to: LordOfDestruction

They strip them from other airframes that still have them, and when they can't get them they machine them, or eventually 3D print them.




posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 12:34 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Best ride ever. In my opinion.



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 12:39 PM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

That's another one I'd love the chance to fly on. There are still a few of them flying that give rides.



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 12:40 PM
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the more news that comes out wit this carrier... the more I am prone to think the Russians sent the Carrier on
Its' final mission...

iow, the ship is meant to become a memorial there on the Syrian coastline
where a fortified Russian base will pop-up like a mushroom to 'protect' the site...regardless of future regime changes in Syria even when the Shia of Iran dominate the territory versus Turkey-Saudi-gulf state pact



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 12:42 PM
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a reply to: St Udio

They can't afford to. They're trying to build a nuclear powered carrier, along the lines of the Nimitz. The only way they can get the experience to operate it, is to operate the Kuznetsov. They're going to make mistakes, and have accidents, just like everyone else that operates a carrier does.



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 12:43 PM
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a reply to: JIMC5499 Ford Trimotor? Decent. Not a fan of flying on old planes, but that one I would go on for sure.



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 12:46 PM
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Didn't the Chinese buy the other Kuznetsov class? They were going to turn it into a casino but then they put it in service?



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 01:06 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

It might be in your area soon. Only 75$
www.eaa.org...



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 01:09 PM
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a reply to: LordOfDestruction

It's the Liaoning now.



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 01:22 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58 You are correct, it is classed under Type 001, they are working on Type 001 A and Type 002. I assume the two they are working on are modeled after the Liaoning as the Chinese are really good at making replicas.



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: LordOfDestruction

The Type 002 will be a CATOBAR hull. They already cut the bow section for it, and images of it showed a cat track in the forward section before the bow was attached. They've also flown a J-15 with a cat bar on the nose gear, as well as seeing two apparent catapults on the base at Huangdicun Air Base, where the PLAN J-15s are based.



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58 The Varyag (Liaoning) was to fly the SU-33s, is the J-15 a copy of that aircraft?



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 02:40 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58 From what I have read the J-31 was also designed to fly off this new carrier.



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 02:59 PM
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a reply to: LordOfDestruction

Structurally it is. It uses Chinese based avionics and systems.



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 03:31 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58 In your opinion, are their systems better than Russian? I would say no, but I am not that educated on the matter.



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 03:34 PM
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a reply to: LordOfDestruction

They're pretty similar. A lot of their systems started as Russian systems and then got altered to fit their needs.



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 03:51 PM
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Zeljava

Have you guys heard of this air base? It is 6 hours from my house in Croatia, I try to go there every time I visit home.
It was a Yugoslavian army base, lots of good pictures on that page. The base was to house Yugoslavia's version of NORAD. It had underground runways, state of art in its time.



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 03:57 PM
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a reply to: LordOfDestruction

It sounds familiar, but there are so many military bases worldwide it's hard to remember. That sounds pretty cool though.



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 04:00 PM
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Construction of the Željava or Bihać Air Base, code-named "Objekat 505", began in 1948 and was completed in 1968. During those two decades, SFRJ spent approximately $6 billion on its construction, three times the combined current annual military budgets of Serbia and Croatia. It was one of the largest and most expensive military construction projects in Europe.


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posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 05:28 PM
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