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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2018 8:54 p.m. PST

…launch system.

"Image on developer's social media site appears to show new technology installed on Type 002

A photograph published on social media by one of the companies that develops China's aircraft carriers appears to suggest that the latest vessel will be equipped with a catapult launch system, unlike either of its predecessors.

China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) uploaded the picture on Wednesday, the state-backed tabloid Global Times reported, although it was taken down later the same day.

The image – which appeared to be an artist's impression rather than an actual photograph – showed China's Type 002 carrier – the country's third carrier and second to be domestically developed – with a flat flight deck installed with three catapult-like devices…."
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Lion in the Stars22 Jun 2018 4:22 p.m. PST

No surprise.

You can get a much greater payload airborne with a catapult than you can with a ski jump.

There's one hell of a learning curve to carrier ops, though, so I'd be surprised if the Chinese really understand all the troubles they are in for.

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