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26 Nov 2012 12:28 PM   |   14342 clicks   |   Reuters
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BronyMedic     

26 Nov 2012 11:05 AM
Magorn    [TotalFark]  
Honestly, an air-craft carrier is SO 20th century-at this point why not build something that can launch thousands of cruise missile and drones? Same bang- a whole lot less buck

26 Nov 2012 11:10 AM
Pocket Ninja    [TotalFark]  
Uh oh. Guess we'd better commission another dozen carrier battle groups before we lose our competitive edge.

26 Nov 2012 11:11 AM
Shadow Blasko     
Crrrrikey.

26 Nov 2012 11:11 AM
Shadow Blasko     

Pocket Ninja: Uh oh. Guess we'd better commission another dozen carrier battle groups before we lose our competitive edge.


How many Bayonets does it have on board?

26 Nov 2012 11:12 AM
BronyMedic     

Pocket Ninja: Uh oh. Guess we'd better commission another dozen carrier battle groups before we lose our competitive edge.


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A dozen, you say?

26 Nov 2012 11:13 AM
GAT_00     
Well done China. You've reached the 1930s level of naval power.

26 Nov 2012 11:22 AM
Magorn    [TotalFark]  

GAT_00: Well done China. You've reached the 1930s level of naval power.

 

Achievement Unlocked- Ready to re-fight WWII

26 Nov 2012 11:33 AM
Joelogon    [TotalFark]  

Shadow Blasko: Crrrrikey.


Its Combat Information Center is equipped with P-P-P-Powerbooks

26 Nov 2012 11:42 AM
dead    [TotalFark]  

Shadow Blasko: Pocket Ninja: Uh oh. Guess we'd better commission another dozen carrier battle groups before we lose our competitive edge.

How many Bayonets does it have on board?


How many Marines are on board? I think it's a one to one relationship for Marines and Bayonets.

26 Nov 2012 11:55 AM
TheBeastOfYuccaFlats    [TotalFark]  
I was *assured* by the right Hon. Rep. from South Derpington that China having an aircraft carrier was the end of US sea supremacy in th Pacific!

/it's really more of a battle cruiser with a stubby runway, in any event

26 Nov 2012 12:13 PM
Linoleum_Blownapart     
Think of the concept of a dirty bomb, a relatively small explosive device surrounded by toxic substances. It's a threat because it's cheap and relatively simple to create.

Here we have the dirty aircraft carrier. Any state it visits is going to have dead zones for miles around it's ports.

26 Nov 2012 12:23 PM
dittybopper    [TotalFark]  
FTFA:

"We should make active planning for the use of military forces in peacetime, expand and intensify military preparedness, and enhance the capability to accomplish a wide range of military tasks, the most important of which is to win local war in an information age," Hu said.

Hu said that?

26 Nov 2012 12:31 PM
Two16     
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What a super-carrier might look like.

26 Nov 2012 12:32 PM
Bomb Head Mohammed     
- The J-15 is an unlicensed Su33 copy that clearly violates sukhoi intellectual property. as much as I dislike the Russian government, they have a strong case here. Russia has refused to sell certain aircraft to China now simply because of the belief that China will again act like the thieves that they are, intellectual propertywise.
- The aircraft carrier was bought under false pretenses with promises that it would never be militarized or used as a military vessel. China lies again.

I'm no sinophobe, but the chinese are pretty guilty in this one.

China at work.

26 Nov 2012 12:33 PM
Millennium     

Magorn: Honestly, an air-craft carrier is SO 20th century-at this point why not build something that can launch thousands of cruise missile and drones? Same bang- a whole lot less buck


Wouldn't a ship that can launch a bunch of drones look a lot like an aircraft carrier anyway? You wouldn't need pilots on the crew, but you'd still need almost everyone else.

26 Nov 2012 12:34 PM
cig-mkr     
Don't worry, the sailors on board will probably die from lead paint poisoning anyway.

26 Nov 2012 12:34 PM
Bomb Head Mohammed     
Summon Bayonets!

26 Nov 2012 12:35 PM
baronvonzipper     
U.S. Pacific carrier supremacy was lost when the Chinese navy surfaced an undetected sub in the middle of the Kitty Hawk battle group, within torpedo range. This new carrier is nothing but smoke and mirrors.

26 Nov 2012 12:35 PM
cleveralthere     
Unless it has a good CWIS and other point defense systems, then all it is is a big floating target for cruise missiles.

26 Nov 2012 12:36 PM
Pumpernickel bread     
Enough to do what they want for now - project force and get their way in spats with neighboring countries. They aren't trying to go toe-to-toe with the u.s........yet.

26 Nov 2012 12:36 PM
styckx    [TotalFark]  
The J-15 looks amazingly similar to an F-15 Eagle.

26 Nov 2012 12:37 PM
Decillion     
Empty cities and empty carriers. China really is a paper tiger.

It wouldn't surprise me if they are currently mining an area that has nothing worth mining just to keep a town/city employed.

26 Nov 2012 12:38 PM
ronaprhys     
Meh - it's probably a cheap copy that'll only work in the store. One they get it home, it'll stop working and contaminate their children with lead.

26 Nov 2012 12:38 PM
EdNortonsTwin     
I think India's navy is hungry for a fight; can take-out-chinese.

26 Nov 2012 12:38 PM
ChaoticLimbs     
China might now be as powerful as the USA was in 1942. Better spend another trillion dollars refitting our military to maintain superiority over a billion dollar military.

26 Nov 2012 12:38 PM
Mithiwithi    [TotalFark]  

dittybopper: FTFA:

"We should make active planning for the use of military forces in peacetime, expand and intensify military preparedness, and enhance the capability to accomplish a wide range of military tasks, the most important of which is to win local war in an information age," Hu said.

Hu said that?


Yes.

26 Nov 2012 12:38 PM
whither_apophis     

Bomb Head Mohammed: - The J-15 is an unlicensed Su33 copy that clearly violates sukhoi intellectual property. as much as I dislike the Russian government, they have a strong case here. Russia has refused to sell certain aircraft to China now simply because of the belief that China will again act like the thieves that they are, intellectual propertywise.
- The aircraft carrier was bought under false pretenses with promises that it would never be militarized or used as a military vessel. China lies again.

I'm no sinophobe, but the chinese are pretty guilty in this one.

China at work.


Next you'll say there's no lobster in shrimp with lobster sauce.

/ps that's not chicken either.

26 Nov 2012 12:41 PM
clutchcargo2002     

styckx: The J-15 looks amazingly similar to an F-15 Eagle.


Not sure if serious...

26 Nov 2012 12:41 PM
Insatiable Jesus     
It would look better at the bottom of the Pacific, encrusted in skulls.

26 Nov 2012 12:41 PM
abhorrent1    [TotalFark]  
Landing an airplane is a show of force?

26 Nov 2012 12:43 PM
JaCiNto     

EdNortonsTwin: I think India's navy is hungry for a fight; can take-out-chinese.


Now I'm hungry for some take-out-chinese....

26 Nov 2012 12:44 PM
Skyd1v     
FTA: "The home-built J-15 fighter jet took off from and landed on the Liaoning, a reconditioned Soviet-era vessel from Ukraine which only came into service in September this year."

What does this even mean? Did some guy build a F-18 knockoff in his garage?

/not that I would put that past them. Crafty, they are...

26 Nov 2012 12:45 PM
darch     
U.S. Pacific carrier supremacy was lost when the Chinese navy surfaced an undetected sub in the middle of the Kitty Hawk battle group, within torpedo range. This new carrier is nothing but smoke and mirrors.

Citation needed.

26 Nov 2012 12:46 PM
DoBeDoBeDo     

Magorn: GAT_00: Well done China. You've reached the 1930s level of naval power. 

Achievement Unlocked- Ready to re-fight WWII


One carrier would have slowed down the Japanese by like....a whole day! So they are still at "prepared to be steamrolled by neighbors" part of WWII

26 Nov 2012 12:47 PM
mainstreet62     

styckx: The J-15 looks amazingly similar to an F-15 Eagle.


I was going to mention that. I thought it was a hybrid F-14/F-15.

26 Nov 2012 12:47 PM
cranked     
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26 Nov 2012 12:48 PM
DoBeDoBeDo     

abhorrent1: Landing an airplane is a show of force?


Well it does mean that the planes aren't 1 time use. So they could make multiple attack runs. That's kind of a show of force.

26 Nov 2012 12:49 PM
purple kool-aid and a jigger of formaldehyde     
NOBODY has the ability to make an offensive move against the USA. Nobody.
Which makes a scenario of being invaded like the movie Red Dawn a joke.
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26 Nov 2012 12:49 PM
Lehk     

Millennium: Magorn: Honestly, an air-craft carrier is SO 20th century-at this point why not build something that can launch thousands of cruise missile and drones? Same bang- a whole lot less buck

Wouldn't a ship that can launch a bunch of drones look a lot like an aircraft carrier anyway? You wouldn't need pilots on the crew, but you'd still need almost everyone else.


what you describe would be in no way a replacement for an AC.

AC is to totally dominate local* airspace. what you are describing would be an over sized missile boat and recon platform, it would not create any sort of air superiority situation, but would be, if it were fast and stealthy enough, be a nasty attack craft to send with AC's to be able to hit harder.

26 Nov 2012 12:50 PM
mainstreet62     

mainstreet62: styckx: The J-15 looks amazingly similar to an F-15 Eagle.

I was going to mention that. I thought it was a hybrid F-14/F-15.


I hit send too soon.

The winglets in front are new. The F-14 has wings that can be swept back, but these look fixed. Probably just added them so they can claim they didn't plagiarize US design for the 5 billionth time....

26 Nov 2012 12:50 PM
dittybopper    [TotalFark]  

BronyMedic: Well, isn't that quaint.

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Heh. Aircraft carriers make nice, juicy sub targets:

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All sunk by submarines.

/Probably an incomplete list.

26 Nov 2012 12:52 PM
Misconduc     

BronyMedic: Pocket Ninja: Uh oh. Guess we'd better commission another dozen carrier battle groups before we lose our competitive edge.

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A dozen, you say?


Link

So the Ark royal will be a bran new carrier without any planes to fly off its deck? Sounds british to me..

26 Nov 2012 12:52 PM
whither_apophis     

baronvonzipper: U.S. Pacific carrier supremacy was lost when the Chinese navy surfaced an undetected sub in the middle of the Kitty Hawk battle group, within torpedo range. This new carrier is nothing but smoke and mirrors.


A) Armed forces generally don't announce "oh yeah we picked them up 40 miles away" even if they did
B) any sub sitting around on batteries can have a fleet blunder over them.

26 Nov 2012 12:52 PM
DoBeDoBeDo     

mainstreet62:
The winglets in front are new. The F-14 has wings that can be swept back, but these look fixed. Probably just added them so they can claim they didn't plagiarize US design for the 5 billionth time....


Yes if it's one thing China worries about it's the negative connotations of ripping off other's work.

You in the market for a Folex?

26 Nov 2012 12:53 PM
Summer Glau's Love Slave     
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What a Chinese Aircraft Carrier may look like.

/Or, China's newest nuclear submarine struts its stuff.

26 Nov 2012 12:54 PM
dittybopper    [TotalFark]  

Mithiwithi: dittybopper: FTFA:

"We should make active planning for the use of military forces in peacetime, expand and intensify military preparedness, and enhance the capability to accomplish a wide range of military tasks, the most important of which is to win local war in an information age," Hu said.

Hu said that?

Yes.


So Yes said it?

26 Nov 2012 12:54 PM
99.998er     
If you zoom in to the picture and look very close, you will see one of those smiley face Walmart stickers on it.

26 Nov 2012 12:54 PM
Nurglitch     

Linoleum_Blownapart: dirty bomb


A dirty bomb is a joke, the sort of suicide note one sends when putting a bullet through your own skull is less preferable to dying in the fire of nuclear retaliation, or simply hellfire from the local drone.

Seriously though, the dirty bomb is the upper-decker of nuclear warfare, in that you'll get shot breaking in to leave one.

26 Nov 2012 12:54 PM
BigNumber12     

Bomb Head Mohammed: Russia has refused to sell certain aircraft to China now simply because of the belief that China will again act like the thieves that they are, intellectual propertywise.



That's pretty rich, coming from Russia.

26 Nov 2012 12:54 PM
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