China's new aircraft carrier can't land planes

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    oops:clap2:
     
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    Actually its a castoff from Ukraine.

    And we should be worried about the Chinese invading the USA?

    Got more problems on our southern border.
     
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    All they had to do was ask Obama for the blueprints to any of ours
     
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    It was designed by the soviets for V/stol (vertical take off and landing) aircraft and Helocopters. It was never designed as a convential aircraft carrier. That is why it is not that big a threat. China does not have V/STOL aircraft like our Harriers. If they do they are of the old soviet design yak 38.
     
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    We had about 50 carriers in 1944.
     
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    More like 200 and all of them would be sunk within minutes in a modern war. Also most of them would be incapable of handling anything bigger than a helicopter these days. The aircraft are far bigger and more powerful than the WWII types.

    You're comparing a grape with a space ship. It doesn't compute.
     
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    Yeah, except for the Enterprise andHornet they were "Escort Carriers" designed to carry about 20 aircraft and to provide air cove for surface ship instead of attack carriers.
     
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    Tell me something I don't already know.

    But in relative terms - the USA in 1944 ruled the waves.

    More than today.
     
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    I'll tell you something that don't know judging by the tone of your post, The US rules the waves today more than ever.
     
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    Not much competition.
     

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