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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Chinese Domestic Aircraft Carrier Launched!
This morning in Dalian the first 100% domestic-produced aircraft carrier was launched. This new ship is "001A Class", representing a Chinese reinterpretation of the Soviet "Kuznetsov Class" design. This launch brings the total number of Chinese carriers in the water to two. Previously Dalian shipyard completed and launched CV16 LIAONING (ex-VARYAG) after a deep study of its design.
Comparison of bow view, 001 LIAONING vs 001A CV17:
Video of launch sequence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQzIAnkPNkY