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China's 1st Aircraft Carrier, Shi Lang, in Sea Trial: Report just hours old....

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posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 12:34 PM
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Originally posted by METACOMET

Originally posted by Shugo
Why is it such a "threat" to anyone that they've developed an aircraft carrier, and built it?


They did no such thing. This is an old, discarded soviet rust bucket that china painted white. It took them 41 years from conception to accomplish that.

They have no FlankerD's,or any jet based fighters as far as I'm aware, so this is basically a glorified helicopter dinghy.

en.wikipedia.org...

"With the dissolution of the Soviet Union, ownership was transferred to Ukraine; the ship was laid up, unmaintained, then stripped. In early 1998, she lacked engines, a rudder, and much of her operating systems, and was put up for auction.
It was purchased at auction for US$20 million by Chong Lot Travel Agency, a company widely believed to be a front for Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN)[4] Chong Lot stated that the ship would become a floating entertainment center and casino in the Chinese SAR of Macau. This was proven incorrect as the ship was docked in Dalian and painted PLAN grey. Defense news and intelligence sources indicated that the ship had been refitted and would be put through sea trials in mid-2011."




posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 12:42 PM
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ok i did, spoke before thinking, so did they copy the Brits or Russia's, Flight deck and island? Yes some sites are just for fun, not to be taken for fact.



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