Type 001A aircraft carrier Weapon Systems // Ships // Aircraft Carriers

Country of Origin: China

The 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). According to some reports, it will be named SHANDONG after the province in eastern China. This has not been confirmed. HULL: The Type 001A is somewhat larger than the LIAONING and employs a similar short takeoff but arrested recovery (STOBAR) system, including a ski jump forward,...


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