Pics of the Day: Look Who’s Headed to Sea Again
Happy Friday afternoon. It appears that China’s aircraft carrier, the ex-Soviet Varyag is heading out to open seas once again. Still no word on when she’ll have aircraft operating off her flight deck while she’s underway.
Pat · 16 hours ago
What's even the point of operating this piece of garbage if you aren't going to work on flight ops...
Nicky 72p · 16 hours ago
$5 bucks says that their will be half a dozen submarines that will be following behind it. Getting Hull photo shots and even pictures of the carrier in operations. I would not be surprise of Japan or the US sends Subs to follow the Carrier
Lance · 16 hours ago
I dont know why the hype is over this floating target. The carrier is old made in the 80s and isn't Chinese its Soviet with a new Chinese paint job. Biggest thing it lacks plane for it right now so its doesn't have any operational capability a carrier needs planes. Overall nice picks thought.
Skyepapa 72p · 16 hours ago
The hype isn't, or at least shouldn't be, about this carrier. The hype is more about the long game in which China uses this carrier to develop a fine albeit untested (by conflict) carrier ops capability to apply to its first generation of domestically developed and produced carriers. Those won't be second-hand trash heaps. Granted, they probably won't be up to our standards, but they'll be nothing to scoff at.
John Moore · 16 hours ago
Wonder if it's a political show to do with the Philippin stand off going on?
Larry Ice · 16 hours ago
You don't need planes on a ship you are using as a target. Maybe this is all about fine tuning the sensor systems that will guide their DF21 Ballistic Missiles. They might even perform a demonstration to make a point...
billw917 81p · 15 hours ago
This is their Langley, CV-1, a learning tool.
作为他们的第一艘航母，先驱作用毋庸置疑。（译注：兰利（Langley , Samuel Pierpont）美国天文学家、飞行先驱。这里应当是指先驱）
IronV 48p · 15 hours ago
Do not underestimate an enemy.
Skyyking47 · 14 hours ago
The only reason for this carrier is to 'wave their flag' in someones backyard. It's just a very big target, just like our carriers, and in my mind, much like the battle ships of the 1940's
50 cents bridgade · 8 hours ago
Yeah, a fine missile target for Chinese DF21 Anti Carrier Missile. The last I read, US Admiral is pissing their pants. Do the US have anything? I guess not. Their only proven military hardware are only used against 3rd world countries. The last time the American fought they got their nose bloodied by the Chinese in the Korean War, the Vietnamese in the Vietnam War, the Al Queda in the Iraq War, the Somalian in Somalia and the Taliban in the Afghanistan War. Even against these 3rd world countries, they are running scare back to the US. Good job Americans, you have just proven that all trillions spend can't even beat the Taliban. Anyhow, Uncle Sam thanks you from the bottom of his heart for the yearly 45% tax rate donation. As for me, I paid 10% tax rate and is enjoying every cent of my hard earned income for my benefits. Can't say much for those dumb US tax payer.
octopusmagnificens -84p · 4 hours ago
China can sink a US carrier buying an F-14 to Iran and painting it as one of the USN. Then, the F-14 can approach the carrier and attack by surprise. Is the same tactic used by Will Smith and the USAF in Independence Day.
Zane · 3 hours ago
Think more about China's perspective of gaining this new capability. They most likely see it as a force projection platform, extending operational range of all their planes. Also consider the Chinese expertise in cyber warfare. A carrier can fit a lot computers aboard it, especially if there aren't too many planes aboard.
knightone 46p · 1 hour ago
Slightly depressing how many view this only from a force projection POV when this new carrier capability delivers excellent training for the Chinese air force and navy in how to practice anti-carrier operations. Now they got a real ship out at sea with weapon systems to train against. Ideal for a Taiwan scenario.
- 中国军迷数量激增引国外关注 日忧激化尚武传统