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These pictures allow us to confirm what were previously only our suspicions:1) The whole island appears to be constructed as a single unit or section - out of steel and not concrete.This is obvious from photo no. 2 where the edge of the steel plate has a lot of red-orange rust on it, and photo no. 5 where you can see the steel plates and the weld seams.Photo no. 6 really gives a clear idea of the nature of the construction, there seems to be some sort of flange or skirt running all around the lower oval section of the island - which appears to be mounted (dare we say bolted) onto the roof structure.The same picture shows the degree of effort put into copying the exact details of the Varyag's island - my suspicion is that it may have been constructed by the shipyard and sent to this place.The aircraft are probably NOT real but are most-likely accurate mock-ups - constructed by the aircraft companies and used as dimensional substitutes and training.The last picture gives a view from the bridge to the ski-jump bow assembly.This structure is certainly the main training facility for China's future carriers.
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