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Did China Just Admit Its Aircraft Carrier Is a Paper Tiger?


Asia Times
Security, Asia

Beijing has become more honest about the Liaoning’s shortcomings, saying it is anxious to upgrade its carrier-borne fighters.

It requires “a little bit luck plus a strong body and mind” to land a plane safely on the deck of China’s sole aircraft carrier Liaoning, China Central Television has revealed.
A report on the state broadcaster cited a 17-year veteran pilot surnamed Xu who said that the ski-jump take-off from the carrier, which has a curled-up bow, is “much easier than landing” due to the refurbished Soviet vessel’s short take-off and the tricky system used to stop planes after they …read more

Source: The National Interest

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