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China's Airborne Aircraft Carrier?

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posted on Jul, 21 2011 @ 11:16 AM

Originally posted by Dimitri Dzengalshlevi
reply to post by guppy

And what will American taxpayers and old senators think when they see their $4 billion dollar carriers sink into the abyss with thousands of crewmen? The bigger the target, the harder it falls.

Definitely agree. If US ever lost a carrier, it would be a major demoralizing event. And never forget the damn biased media to destroy public support because of this lost.

What people need to realize is war is WAR! You can't expect going into harms way and not lose life. Its like playing Russian Roulette six times and complain why the gun when BOOM instead of click on that last pull. If US loses a carrier, respect and mourn the loss. But never give up. Get back on the horse and kick some arse so the loss will not be in vain.

And, yes, bigger never makes it better. It just makes it a bigger target. Why else does any carrier have a fleet of escorts? They are the #1 target for any opposing force. It is only a matter of time if US engages an equal or superior force.

Originally posted by MisterBurns
And space based carriers - come on, imagine a pilot, weakened by a tour of duty in weightless space put into a fighter and sent into 6g turns. And since when is a moon base a good idea, any fighter taking off from there would take what, 4 or 5 days to travel to Earth, a Nimitz could get there sooner.

Seriously? Long-term weightless effects? 6g turns? Do you think that will stop an idea of space carriers? Logistics for space carriers will be a nightmare. Weightless effects? Just rotate your crew more often, like every 6 months. Necessity is the essence of invention. As for 6G turns, that implies your space fighters are manned. Why not have space carriers using UCAV (in this case, UCSV)? You can even have 1 manned space vehicle for every 6 UCAVs for support and control.

Moon base is a great idea. Higher ground controls the battlefield. That is a common factor for all battlefields throughout time:

Flat ground => Hill/Mountains => Air => Low Orbit => High Orbit => Moon => In-System Outer Space => Out System Outer Space => and so on and so forth

Thee who controls the higher ground, controls the battlefield. Do some research about moon bases. In the 60s, US was heavily considering placing a base on the moon.

Ever heard of a mass drivers? Equip a moon base with a mass driver and you can hold earth hostage. Technology is not that far fetched nor out of our reach. Heck, if no mass driver, then simple rockets and guidance chips will do. Research FOBS (Fractional Orbital Bombardment System) developed by the Russians in the 60s. Scary stuff. Also Research THOR shots, or aka Crowbars. Simple but very effective KE weapons.

posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 02:44 PM
i think they have already attempted to fly such a thing most likely with a flat design like a stealth bomber but alot larger but probably started with small test subjects

posted on Feb, 12 2012 @ 11:57 PM
reply to post by Grey Magic

Ridiculous.... well they must have got the idea from the American TV series " Battlestar Gallactica " or at least a sub orbital version if you ask me with no warp speed capability. Like it or not the Chinese really look up to the Americans when it comes to ideas/concept so no matter how much you belittle them for copying or cyber theft they would never let up cos they like you sooo mucha. You guys should be flattered.

posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 07:52 PM
seriously? This concept from a country tooling around the ocean in a second rate Russian carrier...and they are already thinking about an airborne carrier platform.

That is pretty funny...

posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 09:08 PM

Originally posted by SadButTrue
I stumbled upon this article about the china Philippines conflict and noticed the two pictures they have within the article.

I'm sure these are artists renderings as they show a stealth fighter that i'm not familiar with. China does have a stealth fighter but what about this airborne aircraft carrier? Is this a possible design, idea, etc?

Is there anyone that can read Chinese and possibly find where these pic originate from? Any help is appreciated, it does look bad arse, and why don't we have 10 of these yet?

The article is not what's important just the 2 pictures
China's airborne aircraft carrier

I was able to make out one or part of the URL, but still can't find anything and it's in Chinese.
edit on 28-6-2011 by SadButTrue because: added url

I did a Google image search for both pictures. The stealth aircraft is early concept renderings of the J20 5th generation fighter (now being tested), that ended up looking a lot like the F-22 Raptor instead.

The "Space Carrier" linked to several Chinese language sites. Using Google translate I was able to ascertain from the comments that the carrier was concept art that someone put up and the majority of commenters were understandably skeptical of the concept. Imagine that..
Use Google translate
edit on 2/13/2012 by clay2 baraka because: (no reason given)

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