Japanese media said the Chinese aircraft carrier may be a four block cable
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Reference News March 21 outside media said last week, published online two photos, the photos seem to suggest that the aft flight deck of aircraft carrier “Varyag”, using the traditional four block cable. Another photo shows small traction device used to move aircraft on the carrier deck.
Japan, “Foreign scholars” magazine’s website said that the four block Sorbian Council and the traction device, allows the carrier as early as this spring will be able to implemented the Navy F -15 fighter flight test – of course, The premise is that the other necessary device has been installed, including air traffic control radar, communications, aircraft refueling and maintenance facilities.
If true, these devices will be a big step forward with fixed-wing aircraft takeoff and landing capability at sea means that the PLA Navy, the first time in history.
reported that even if all devices are in place, China may still take several years to train aircraft carrier pilots, and flight deck personnel can safely and effectively complete the carrier aircraft takeoff and landing and maintenance tasks. Coordination of aircraft carriers and carrier aircraft flying skills need more years of trial and error.
China since the 1990s from Ukraine to buy the ship in Dalian Shipyard with 10 years to be modified. In July last year, the carrier conducted its first sea trial, and a second short sea trials in November. The content of these trials did not include fixed-wing aircraft. Support for fixed-wing aircraft taking off and landing equipment are clearly not yet installed.
last December, a spokesman for the Chinese government denied that Russia has refused to sell China Carrier Aircraft arresting gear “rumors. The spokesman said the carrier’s deck equipment will be independently developed.the
reported that a truly effective carrier combat capability is one of the highest goal of modern naval combat. China steps toward that goal has been slow, but relatively healthy.(edit: SN049) , share: