China’s New Carrier to Pack More Jet Power Than Liaoning

China’s New Carrier to Pack More Jet Power Than Liaoning
Hong Kong Government Information Service via AP

China's first domestically built aircraft carrier will take 36 fighter planes to sea when it is commissioned, 12 more than its sister ship the Liaoning, according to state media.
The new Type 001A was an upgraded version of the Liaoning, a former Soviet Kuznetsov-class carrier, with a much smaller control tower “island” but greater displacement, Hu Wenming, chief of the ship's construction programme, said in an interview with CCTV on Tuesday.

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