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Originally posted by etshrtslr
If you can make an aircraft carrier fly with a new propulsion system why do you still need the planes?
If I had to guess I would say the aircraft carrier in the lake is used to train pilots to take off and land on it.
Originally posted by ShatteredSkies
If it was purchased by the Soviet Union, how did they get it in that lake?
I think it was built on spot as an attraction as stated by Chinawhite.
Senior defense officials in Japan and Southeast Asia were intrigued when Chinese companies bought two decommissioned Russian antisubmarine carriers, the Minsk and Kiev, but speculation that these would have some military role in China proved groundless.
The Minsk was converted into a floating museum in Shenzhen, and the Kiev is also being modified, to serve as a floating tourist attraction in Tianjin
Originally posted by warpboost
Yeah its not a real carrier! Click on kozmo's first link which takes you here:
and you'll see its a steel building make to look like a carrier