Experts on China’s aircraft carrier design: adaptation phase with the carrier-based aircraft (Figure)
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People, Beijing, April 14 (reporter Li Yang Yang) 14, the well-known military expert, Major General Yoon Cho powerful forum guest on” aircraft carriers and modern warfare, “the hot topic of communication with friends online. Interview, Yin Zhuo case of aircraft carriers to do the detail.
Yin Cho said, with carrier-based aircraft carrier platform to match. Medium-sized aircraft, such as the French election, “gust” is very appropriate, “gust” air weight of 9.5 tons, more than 70 meters form the ejection of this medium-sized aircraft is sufficient, in such circumstances can catapult ejection early warning aircraft, the introduction of three E2C Hawkeye early warning aircraft, which is 40,000 t aircraft carrier catapult effect is good. The tonnage of U.S. carrier-based aircraft take-off weight to large, and can go more than 30 tons. Payload will be bigger, like the last F-14, maximum takeoff weight of 33 tons or so, it’s empty a long time, high-speed flight.
as helicopters, large aircraft carriers to the United States better, while 33 tons used in medium-sized aircraft carrier is inappropriate, confidential, and carrier-based platform for adaptation, we design, we must first consider what you need to ship carrier aircraft wings, what kind of capability? Information command and control capability, endurance capacity, the sea-land strike capability, anti-submarine defense capability in how? With these capabilities to locate the aircraft, the aircraft carrier selected after re-election platform for adaptation is saying. If you only have a ready-made platform had to fit the aircraft is saying, in the design of the aircraft carrier when the carrier to go along with the aircraft, aircraft combat capability is the core, with the aircraft carrier adapter.
United States is now the aircraft, such as F-35C, I think it is appropriate, do not select the F-22, heavy load machine, if coupled with the carrier’s adaptation, for example, the entire body of the beam reinforcement, because there is a hook with the stern, with its F-22 bombs are small, if combined with additional weight on the inappropriate, F-35C, the U.S. Navy selected medium-sized stealth aircraft, the United States called the Five machine (we call four generations of machines), this is right, regardless of weight, payload related to the U.S. aircraft carrier is a match, but not too weak operational capability, in conjunction with the F/A-18E/F, the combat capability will be very strong.