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Re: Ships!
« Reply #855 on: July 15, 2015, 05:25:38 PM »
Is that just before the USS Boise put a couple of Mk48s into Kuznetsov and sent her down into the icy North Atlantic deep?

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« Reply #856 on: July 15, 2015, 06:51:17 PM »
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LAKE ERIE CLASS (CV) Rough outline of the hull plan showing the conversion of the Iowa Class battleship hull into a carrier.








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After the loss of so many carriers in the early part of the war and the pressing need for many more a study was undertaken to possibly convert the then building Iowa Class battleships into aircraft carriers much along the lines of the Independence Class (CVL) carriers that were built on Light Cruiser Hulls. The swift building program of the Essex Class carries made this unnecessary so the project was dropped.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #857 on: July 16, 2015, 10:46:32 AM »


Is that just before the USS Boise put a couple of Mk48s into Kuznetsov and sent her down into the icy North Atlantic deep?


Wasnt that sold to India or Brazil?
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« Reply #858 on: July 16, 2015, 11:05:26 AM »


Is that just before the USS Boise put a couple of Mk48s into Kuznetsov and sent her down into the icy North Atlantic deep?


Wasnt that sold to India or Brazil?

Kuznetsov is still in Russian service. Baku was sold to India, but that was an old Kiev-class.

Varyag was the other ship in the Kuznestov-class, but it was never completed/commissioned by the Russians. The Chienese bought, finished it, and have it in service now.
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« Reply #859 on: July 16, 2015, 11:12:54 AM »
Good to know, thanks mirth.
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« Reply #860 on: July 16, 2015, 08:23:05 PM »
Varyag was the other ship in the Kuznestov-class, but it was never completed/commissioned by the Russians. The Chienese bought, finished it, and "have it in service now".

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #861 on: July 17, 2015, 07:00:21 AM »
Well they sail it around and pretend it's a carrier.
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« Reply #862 on: July 17, 2015, 04:33:48 PM »
Don't let them fool you.  We called the Langley an aircraft carrier, when everyone knew it was only a test bed.

And then it became CIA headquarters.
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« Reply #863 on: July 17, 2015, 04:41:31 PM »
The difference being that the Chinese are on their Langley and we have nearly a century of carrier ops under our belts.
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« Reply #864 on: July 17, 2015, 05:15:40 PM »
A couple of fellows (from the agency that will not be named) have an over/under on chinese pilots lost in four years.  (This counts pilots lost on the airstrip in China that is painted like a carrier deck.)
Right now the bet is one-hundred in five years.
Are you over?  Or under?
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #865 on: July 17, 2015, 05:23:32 PM »
Per Official Chinese News?
Under.

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« Reply #866 on: July 17, 2015, 05:51:54 PM »
The over/under is 100 pilots lost? I'll take the over.
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« Reply #867 on: July 17, 2015, 06:10:55 PM »
If a Chinese J-15 explodes during a hard landing on the deck of the Liaoning and there is no independent observer, does it make a noise?
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« Reply #868 on: July 17, 2015, 06:34:53 PM »
Not according to the PLAN.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #869 on: July 17, 2015, 07:49:41 PM »
That would be a kung pao landing.
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