Beijing Flags Naval Prowess But Admits Carrier’s Limitations


It requires “a little bit luck plus a strong body and mind” to land a plane safely on the deck of China’s sole aircraft carrier Liaoning, China Central Television has revealed.

A report on the state broadcaster cited a 17-year veteran pilot surnamed Xu who said that the ski-jump take-off from the carrier, which has a curled-up bow, is “much easier than landing” due to the refurbished Soviet vessel’s short take-off and the tricky system used to stop planes after they land on the deck.

In order to become airborne from the carrier, warplanes such as the J-15 fighters must shed weaponry and fuel to reduce their launch weight. Read More…

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