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In a time of war there location will be hidden. And when I mean war I mean a REAL war...
And and for the time being it would take all five of the above countrys to band together anyway as the US navys is 20 times bigger than the next best navy on that list the Royal Navy.
"China will have more than one aircraft carrier ... The next aircraft carrier we need will be larger and carry more fighters," Xinhua quoted Song Xue, deputy chief of staff of the PLA Navy, as saying at a ceremony with foreign military attaches.
“This only adds publicly to what many believed to be the case: that the Liaoning is a training or ‘starter’ carrier and eventually China would build larger and more capable ones,” Taylor Fravel, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who focuses on China’s relations with its neighbors, said by e-mail. “It suggests that today’s PLA is much more confident than in the past regarding its willingness to talk about future military programs.”
Originally posted by totallackey
reply to post by Jepic
Common misconception...top overall published speed for the modern Nimitz-class carrier is 70 knots PLUS...actual TOP SPEED IS CLASSIFIED! There is NO SHIP at sea that can outperform the nuclear carrier...
One of the prevailing myths of the modern fleet is that the US Navy's nuclear-powered aircraft carriers are capable of extraordinary maximum speeds. As is quite common with Urban Myths, these keep growing with each retelling of the basic story. It started with speeds of "over 40 knots" being alleged. This has risen by stages to 45 knots then to its current level of 50 knots. The story invariably ends with an officer turning off the speed readout for "security reasons." Sadly the truth is much more prosaic.