China launches indigenous 65000t aircraft carrier (Awesome feat)

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    Only 4 countries in the world capable of building +60000 tonne AC:

    1. USA
    2. UK
    3. China
    4. Japan (capable but not yet built one)

    Btw, I never knew the world has so few carriers until now:

    USA (+10)
    UK (2 to go online soon)
    China (2+at least 4 more planned)
    France (1)
    Italy (2)
    India (1)
    Thailand (2)
    Japan (0)
     
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    China's first indigenous (but 2nd) AC with ski jump seen in launching ceremony in late Apr 2017:

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    PLA Navy plan for aircraft carrier fleet:

    2 with ski jump
    2 conventional w steam catapult. (launching in 2019-2020)
    2 nuclear w EM catapult (launching in 202x)
     
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    Queen Elizabeth class AC (not ver knowledgeable about this but it looks like only one plane can be lauched at a time):

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    Chinese AC with ski jump has 2 planes ready for take off at any time:

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    Planes taking off/landing from China's 1st AC that looks similar to the 2nd one recently launched:

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    Oh I forgot to mention:

    1. China 1st AC refurbished Ukrainean vessel = 60000-65000t full displacement
    2. China 2nd AC indigenously built = 65000-75000t full displacement

    #2 not only much larger but more comfortable facilities for crew (and more radar stealthy-looking island)

    3. 3rd+4th AC expected to be 70000-80000t w steam catapults

    4. 5th+6th AC will be nuclear w around 100000t displacement and EM catapults
     
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