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Woohoo, China now has one large floating target too. So the hell what, it'll take years to make it remotely as operational as a USN carrier. I wonder how many young aviators will have to die before the powers that be realise that having a nice painted warship is all well and good but it's uselss without it's aircraft and trained aircrews.
The pilots train on a land based stationary "mock up" which neither pitches or rolls as a floating deck does, cannot even begin to similate actual conditions and is, really, nothing more than a joke to anyone who takes China's foray into naval aviation seriously.
This not a dig at China, but a military reality.

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The Italian Navy is to receive 22 F-35B between 2014 and 2021, with its Cavour aircraft carrier set to be modified to operate them by 2016.
...you think many young Italian aviators will have to die before they manage the game!!!

to me, it sounds like you figure Chinese will never learn
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Reminds me of the famous saying by Lao-tzu from 2600 years ago.
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
In the mean time China remains safe with it's considerable nuclear deterrent.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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This post was edited by robert237 at 2012-3-9 12:30
LaughsatYou Post time: 2012-3-9 12:23
This isn't a set point journey though, china will find others are taking steps aswell. Thus negate ...

That's your opinion. China is on it's way to a better defense and needs to be.
The US runs aircraft carriers off the coasts of Japan and Guam. I wonder how the US will react
in the future to Chinese aircraft carriers sailing in the Western Pacific. Or even the Eastern Pacific.
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