Landlocked Kuznetsov-class aircraft carrier in China
Possibly a copy or model of the Varyag, a carrier that they bought from Russia.
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@ 2006-09-26 18:35:46
there are chinese fighters on board, and i dont think thats a nimitz, our nimitz class carriers are far to advanced and expensive to sell to a rival country such as china. maybe its a forrestal class carrier
@ 2006-09-26 18:56:54
It is a model built for an amusement park/military academy according to discussions on the GE forums.
@ 2006-09-26 19:00:26
... you are right about it not being a Nmitz class though. Compare to the real Nimitz:
@ 2006-09-26 19:09:12
It is a Kuznetsov-class carrier.
@ 2006-09-26 22:25:37
Bizarre! The area around it has amazing buildings, parks, Golf course, Maze,(31.107533,121.002495) and how did that carrier get there? It's more like an Essex class carrier. 6-700 ft long, smaller than a Nimitz or the Varyag. I think it must be a fake because it is so land-locked, but that is a lot of fake. Maybe for training the new real carrier crews?
@ 2006-09-27 05:22:08
It is a replica of Nimitz-class carrier, info and pictures here:
The site is called Orient Green Boat Theme Park.
@ 2006-09-27 09:34:09
Good job tracking the images down.
I disagree with Global Security about it being a Nimitz. If you look at the previously posted aerial pictures of the Nimitz and the Varyag it is very clearly a copy of the Varyag. Look at the various indentations and contours around the flight deck and the positioning of the superstructure.
@ 2006-09-27 10:27:18
Perhaps the intention was not to built an exact replica of anything but just to make a "generic" aircraft carrier look-a-like.
@ 2006-09-27 11:27:53
it is definately NOT an essex. essex carriers do not have an angled flight deck
@ 2006-09-27 11:30:22
Compare to this:
@ 2006-09-27 11:32:22
If you look at the flight deck, there is a noticible slope upwards at the bow of the ship. no nimitz class carrier has ever had this. also, there are no "studs" sticking out of the bow, like the nimitz class.
its a copy of the varyag. no doubt in my mind
@ 2006-09-27 15:50:12
The Essex and others of this class were modified with angled decks in the 1950s. the Intrepid in NYC is an Essex class.
the bow ramp is similar to the Kuznetsov
@ 2006-09-27 17:24:26
yeah but it isnt as dramatic as this one
@ 2009-07-16 19:03:56
if you go to the right @ 31.1122729 latitude and 121.04271705 longitude you will be able to see how high up this sattelite really is....
@ 2013-02-09 13:13:10
it most likly a mock up of the russian ship they bought used to train pilots to take off and land. it would make sence because they would not want to put the real one at risk because of a mishap.
@ 2013-02-09 15:02:55
Some photos here:
"Oriental Land park to the west of Shanghai. This park is used as a nature park for the residents of Shanghai complete with hotels and holiday homes. On the east side of the park is a military training park where children from schools get to know the first rules of the army. This takes places in a fake carrier which acts as a museum/classroom. On top of the deck you'll find some fights and a chopper. Indoors in the hangars are military armed vehicles, Besides the carrier is also a small line-up of the basic types of aircraft used by the PLAAF."
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