SHANDONG-class aircraft carrier Weapon Systems // Ships // Aircraft Carriers

Country of Origin: China

The SHANDONG (Type 001A) is China's first domestically built aircraft carrier. It is a development of the LIAONING class, China's first aircraft carrier, which is based on a former Soviet vessel (see separate record). The carrier is named after the province in eastern China. HULL: The SHANDONG is somewhat larger than the LIAONING and employs a similar short takeoff but arrested recovery (STOBAR) system, including a ski jump forward, to launch and recover aircraft. The carrier features...


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