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China's second aircraft carrier may be launched April 23

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posted on Apr, 16 2017 @ 05:20 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Linear induction motors are a fundamentally different tech and actually easier to master than steam cats. Seems a bit counter intuitive but yeah. Power management is the toughie and that can be solved. My bet is they still need more time to debug and we will see another ski ramp carrier after the shandong.




posted on Apr, 16 2017 @ 05:24 PM
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They are, but right now it's the equivalent of them going from nothing to a Mach 3 aircraft. The same reason they built a ski jump carrier based on a Russian design is the same reason they're smart to build steam cats first.



posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 01:16 AM
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And the leap from building a steam powered catobar to operating that catobar is going to be more difficult than most analysts predict.



 
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