Saturday, July 30, 2011

China's Aircraft Carrier: Smoke Means Progress!

Previous photos of China's first aircraft carrier, the refitted ex-Soviet "Varyag", have shown the deck cleared, repainted, and the lights on.

Now we see copious amounts of smoke pouring from the funnel.  In the recent past, naysayers have described China's carrier as an engineless white elephant that might perhaps be used as a towed training vessel.  Now we have definitive proof that there is a great deal of combustion going on inside the ship.  While the carrier still hasn't left it's moorings in Dalian, this blogger can conclude one thing from this photo...  Smoke means progress!


5 comments:

KERS-2012 said...

pollution

willytan1 said...

All that black smoke can only mean that it is powered by a steam turbine. The northern shipyard in Dalian specialises in ships powered by steam turbines. The two carriers currently being built in Shanghai will be powered by 3-4 locally made gas turbines per carrier.

AMARDEEP said...

still china opt for old steam turbine engines!!

Zshu said...

What for?
its anything better then x2 24k ton midget carriers

Justin said...

This Indian obsession with China is fucking annoying. It would be almost worth letting them win the 1962 border if they would just let it go and shut up.