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(The New York Times)   Now that China has an aircraft carrier, all they need are some aircraft   ( ) divider line
    More: Amusing, Ministry of Defense, Wen Jiabao, military operation plan, National University of Singapore, aircraft, Hu Jintao  
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2012-09-26 06:41:49 PM  

priapic_abandon: Maybe they will be able to land fighters on carriers, but we still have them beat in the girth department.

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Saw that on JAG. Yep....
2012-09-26 08:02:28 PM  

cgraves67: KiplingKat872: DRTFA, but China has one of the largest air forces in the world subby.

However, none of those aircraft are capable, and none of the pilots fully trained, to land on a few hundred feet of metal bobbing in the sea.

The entire point of this particular ship is to train pilots, once they get some aircraft that can handle the rigors of a carrier landing. hmmm, they must've painted that on, right?
2012-09-27 12:45:09 AM  

spawn73: feanorn: Even at the end of the last century, their ground troops were running around doing drills with broomsticks in place of rifles. They have money, they have numbers, but they just don't have the arms in hand to be a military threat yet, except to their neighbors.

The article helpfully points out that they can't sail it south, at Vietnam could and would fark it up.

Indeed. FWIW, I was speaking of their forces in general.
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