posted on Jan, 14 2006 @ 08:25 PM
Originally posted by orangetom1999
How many rudders does this type of ship have. How many propellor shafts ..and propellors. HOw the elevators work to get the planes up from down below
or from the flight deck down to the hanger deck for storage or repair.
I dont have a clue.
All i know is its getting a brand new facelift. The problesm china is going to have the most problem with if it becomes a
training ship or even chinas first aircraft carier is a engine. The rest of the equipment is detail. This is a russian designed carrier and russian
equipment and knowledge can be sought after.
Propellors rudders i imagine wouldn't be a big fuss. China made a 300,000 ton crude oil tanker which is a lot larger than a carrier and a lot of
ships in harbour are larger than the carrier. So oversized propellors rudders wouldn't be a big speed bump. China is the third largest ship maker.
And the rest i dont know or dont really care. What i have been saying around internet forums is china should just let the thing float and let aircraft
take off to at least have some pilots which know how to fly off deck. China had got severl carriers which it has studied one bit at a time and most
propably knows whats needed in a carrier except for the experience to operate one.
The Varyag if it ever becomes operational could be turned into a very good fleet defence ship. Imagine those shipwreak missile holders turned
Anti-aircraft missiles. Or have seaborne Su-27s? . Well this should be on the minds of some military planners in china.
Or as a show of force type thing. One destroyer and a supply ship is not going to show the world china is a regional power but a joke. She needs
something big and flashy. With lots of guns and a chinese flag and this and that etc.. Peacful china or American china?