The new aircraft carrier has three sea trials, the Liaoning ship has completed the mid-repair, and the double aircraft carrier strike group is about to debut!

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The new aircraft carrier has three sea trials, the Liaoning ship has completed the mid-repair, and the double aircraft carrier strike group is about to debut!

2018-11-08 20:25:40 40 ℃

The latest satellite imagery at the end of October 2018 shows that the Liaoning has now left the dry dock after completing the modification. The first domestic aircraft carrier being built by the Chinese Navy, the 002 aircraft carrier, also carried out a new round of sea trials for about 10 days. This shows that in 2019, two aircraft carriers may be delivered to the navy at the same time, the dual aircraft carrier battle group is in an airworthy state, and China may get a dual aircraft carrier fleet earlier than expected by the world.

The 002 aircraft carrier in China was the first sea trial in May this year, and the second sea trial was 3 At the end of August after many months. The time of the sea trial is at the end of October. It can be seen that the trial interval of the 002 aircraft carrier is getting shorter and shorter. This means that the completion of the construction of the 002 aircraft carrier is already very high, and it is getting closer and closer to service. It is worth mentioning that China has built two nanny ships for the aircraft carrier - the 88-ship and 89-ship integrated support ships have also been on standby at the Dalian shipyard. The first Xu Xiake 88 ship will be accompanied by the Liaoning ship. The No. 89 integrated support ship will go to sea trials along with the 002 aircraft carrier for the first time. This shows that the 002 aircraft carrier is equipped with a lot of accompanying personnel, and the trial content is more abundant and deeper.

Since the 002 aircraft carrier was improved on the basis of the Liaoning ship, the most discussed online is the 002 aircraft carrier. The difference with the Liaoning ship. So below, let's take a look at some improvements made by the 002 aircraft carrier on the basis of the Liaoning ship, and see how much the combat capability is improved.

The most obvious difference between the 002 aircraft carrier and the Liaoning ship is the ship island, which is the most direct and obvious way to distinguish between the Liaoning ship and the 002 aircraft carrier. The shipyard of the 002 aircraft carrier has been partially redesigned. From the appearance, the shipyard of the 002 aircraft carrier is more concise and tidy, and even has a certain stealth shape design.

It can be seen from the comparison picture of the two ships that the shipyard of the 002 aircraft carrier is shorter and more compact and compact. It is 10 meters shorter than the ship island of the Liaoning ship. This extra deck area makes it easy to park the 歼-15 carrier aircraft behind the next folding wing, which also means that the 002 aircraft carrier's deck scheduling capability is also stronger. Due to the shortened length of the ship island, in order to ensure the available area of ​​the ship island, the shipyard of the 002 aircraft carrier has been added one layer.

It should be noted that the large-scale improvement of the ship island means that China has thoroughly mastered the design technology of the aircraft carrier island. In the future, the Chinese aircraft carrier is entirely possible to design a new small island. After all, the shipyard of the 002 aircraft carrier is still very large, affecting the available area of ​​the deck. The 002 aircraft carrier's ship island is equipped with four-sided 346A phased array radar, and the installation position is more reasonable than the layout position of the 346 radar on the four sides of Liaoning Ship Island.

002 The hangar area of ​​the aircraft carrier has increased a lot compared with the Liaoning ship. The Liaoning ship is limited by the original layout design, waste A lot of ship space. The hangar area is not even as small as the 40,000-tonne French carrier of the Charles de Gaulle. The 002 aircraft carrier will obviously expand the hangar area more rationally when designing. When the 002 aircraft carrier conducted the second sea test, the full-size model of the carrier aircraft such as 歼-15 and Zhi-18 appeared on the deck of the 002 aircraft carrier, which further confirmed that the hangar of the 002 aircraft carrier was improved and carried out. Redesigning the division, so it is necessary to use the full-size model of the carrier aircraft for scheduling testing.

The Liaoning ship has also been docked at the end of October 2018. The maintenance work is nearing completion and will be accepted with the 002 aircraft carrier for sea trials. Judging from the trial flight history completed by the Liaoning ship six years ago, the 002 aircraft carrier needs about 10 trial flights. At present, the trial interval of the 002 aircraft carrier is getting lower and lower, and it is possible to complete the fourth and fifth trials before the end of the year. According to this trial speed, in the first half of 2019, the 002 aircraft carrier can complete all sea trials and join the battle sequence of the People's Navy as soon as possible.

After 40 years of reform and opening up, China has become the world’s second largest economy and has a huge For overseas interests, China needs a strong naval projection capability, and the pillar of achieving ocean-going combat capability is the carrier battle group. The progress of the 002 aircraft carrier and the Liaoning ship shows that the Chinese people can quickly see the shocking scene of the 002 aircraft carrier and the Liaoning ship double aircraft carrier formation sailing! The Chinese Navy is about to enter the era of dual aircraft carrier strikes!