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China lands first jet on its aircraft carrier
Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 11/26/2012 1:10:39 PM

Beijing - China has successfully landed a fighter jet on its first aircraft carrier, which entered service two months ago, the country´s official news agency confirmed Sunday. The Liaoning aircraft carrier underscores China´s ambitions to be a leading Asian naval power, but it is not expected to carry a full complement of planes or be ready for combat for some time. Xinhua News Agency said the landing exercise marked the debut of the J-15 fighter jet, a carrier-based fighter-bomber developed by China from Russia´s Sukhoi Su-33. The Defense Ministry´s website carried photos of the jet taking off

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What this article doesn´t mention as this is a former mothballed Russian carrier that was headed to scrap yard. The Chinese told Russians, back in 2001, that they were going to make this a floating casino. Now, we see that it is refurbished to go back to war. Even the J15 was re-engineered from a Russian design.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JoeUser, 11/26/2012 1:31:41 PM     (No. 9034505)

From the photo on the page it looks like they just tied down a fighter on the deck, and claimed flight operations were successful.

I´m sure if they have any photos of a plane taking off and landing it´s a Photoshop job...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 11/26/2012 1:31:49 PM     (No. 9034506)

There were a load of surprised Chinese sailors since they were expecting a helicopter.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MattMusson, 11/26/2012 1:32:08 PM     (No. 9034507)

Flight deckhand on an aircraft carrier is one of the most dangerous jobs on the planet. The life expectancy of a deckhand on a Chinese carrier is probably a week.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Theeo, 11/26/2012 1:42:00 PM     (No. 9034533)

Ahh so, but can these SinoSaurs sail the ocean blue undetected?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: veritas, 11/26/2012 1:42:10 PM     (No. 9034534)

China spends a bunch teaching a dog to sing. ["It´s not that it´s done well, but that it´s done at all that´s remarkable."]

OK, no, I´m not dismissing the Chinese expansion of influence and efforts to add to its military capability, but too many people [who are wholly uninformed] look at a big, gray ship that´s flat on top [though China, of necessity, not being able to do catapults, even gets that wrong] and say China will soon be cruising effective carrier battle groups around the world. No, they won´t. Kinda wish I had an outlet for the article the matter really needs. But....

Forget the planes for now. Just operating 6-8 ships in a coordinated way is a real challenge. And the "supply train" is a massive, massive program itself -- fuel, food, parts [the right ones at the right time], weapons, and so on must be continually en route to the CBG. The US, for example, uses Japanese and Indian ships as well as our own to get fuel for the escort ships and the planes to our CBGs. China can´t get that from Cuba or Venezuela.

I´m interested in any reports of China doing unreps of any significance. Any help, please? I know more than a few sailors are here on Lucianne. Thank you in advance.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: veritas, 11/26/2012 1:48:10 PM     (No. 9034543)

Ooops! Apologies to OP.

He is correct re the provenance of the ship, and the J-15, an Su-33 knock-off. Also, the 51-year-old head of the J-15 project, Luo Yang IIRC, just died aboard this ship. Heart attack.

Just to be clear -- a VSTOL shhip is not an aircraft carrier in any real, operational, power-projection sense. It may operate aircraft, but without cats are arresting gear and qualified pilots and real naval aircraft, it´s still just a singing dog.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 11/26/2012 1:51:13 PM     (No. 9034545)

Video or it didn´t happen.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 11/26/2012 2:09:57 PM     (No. 9034581)

I might have been more impressed if I didn´t see Mighty Mouse flying off the deck as well.
What a bunch of wannabes! Amateur commie *****.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: RIsailor, 11/26/2012 2:11:36 PM     (No. 9034584)

And how long ago did an airplane land on a US aircraft carrier?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Flightdecker, 11/26/2012 2:28:47 PM     (No. 9034628)

Poster #9, RIsailor, while you are thinking about texting, typing or tweeting.....US naval aircraft are launching and recovering aircraft 24/7. It´s always 5 O´clock somewhere.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 11/26/2012 3:47:20 PM     (No. 9034730)

So does that make the China about 100 years behind the US in carrier operations?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: grampus, 11/26/2012 4:14:10 PM     (No. 9034785)

Amazing.... especially because all old, old salts returning from a China run would swear that their landing decks, unlike ours, were lateral.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: strike3, 11/26/2012 4:53:33 PM     (No. 9034843)

It was piloted by Wun Kum Down.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ArtieC, 11/26/2012 9:02:14 PM     (No. 9035124)

Isn´t communism wonderful? They´re only, what, 100 years behind the rest of the world?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: drkillj0y, 11/27/2012 5:28:20 PM     (No. 9036566)

Here ya go #7

Video (RT-Russia).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lU7BfS76NE&feature=related

Video (CCTV-China):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9CDW4tlgOU

They are just 66 years late and still having to use old Russian hardware....
Firs Jet landing on a carrier was 1946, all USA hardware.
They can copy but US is still the bleeding edge technology pioneer of this planet.


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