As we all know, the aircraft carrier is the embodiment of a country's absolute military strength. Now the world's strongest carrier battle group is American, our Chinese aircraft carrier has been particularly prominent in recent years, but has not yet formed a real combat effectiveness. However, in addition to the aircraft carrier form we are aware of, there is an aircraft carrier, which is also the field of great development of countries, namely floating island aircraft carrier.
In the 1990s, the United States envisioned building larger ships than aircraft carriers. Although the U.S. military already has world-class aircraft carriers and nuclear carrier battle groups, in the Gulf War, the United States and its allies still have to rely on the bases of countries such as Kuwait, which will cause a major blow to the U.S. military, which means that overseas bases can no longer be used and will not be able to deliver materials and personnel overseas.
In view of this, the u. s. military began to study the concept of \"offshore floating base\" in the 1990s, generally speaking,\" offshore floating base \"is a huge maritime mobile airport, long runway, with the ability to carry fighter jets. This \"floating offshore base\" is much bigger than an aircraft carrier, allowing carriers not only to take off and take off, but also to accommodate thousands of soldiers, as well as a larger number and type of fighter jets. If you want to build it successfully, you can't use an ordinary hull. After research, the idea in the United States is to build a semi-submersible platform, so that navigation at sea will be more stable.
It can be seen that the advantages of \"floating base at sea\" are obvious, and the United States, Canada and Japan have proposed the concept of floating island aircraft carrier. The floating-island aircraft carrier envisioned by canada and japan, to put it simply, is a fixed offshore building, the equivalent of building a small airport at sea, with a runway of about 1000 meters, which can provide a safe take-off and landing for a variety of aircraft at a cost of only hundreds of millions of dollars.
The United States plans to build a large semi-submersible floating island offshore airport with a displacement of 500,000 tons, a total length of 900 meters, a width of 90 meters and a height of 60 meters, capable of carrying 300-500 land-based aircraft of all kinds at a speed of six knots at a cost of only $1.2 billion. It consists of six separate assembly modules. Its flight deck is two or three times the size of the 100,000-tonne Nimitz aircraft carrier, and the number of aircraft entering is certainly 2-3 times its size. It can serve as a base for sea forwards or for the operation, repair and maintenance of ships and aircraft. On the floating island carrier, most aircraft, including C-130, can take off and land safely without a complex ejection and interceptor.
These scientific ideas are now gradually becoming an engineering reality from China – a major international project developed by the Jidong Development Group, the truss-type super-large offshore platform.
Truss type super large ocean platform technology is a new concept of ocean floating structure. It is a new type of marine engineering equipment industry with leading technology level and wide application. The truss-type super-large offshore platform can be used as an integrated ocean support base, or can be spliced and assembled as needed, equivalent to a floating island platform formed in parallel by multiple hulls, with a power capacity moving at a speed of 18 km\/h, and the \"offshore platform\" can be used to develop tourism, mobile terminals, energy generation, seawater utilization and as a marine protection base.
This platform can provide more space and deck space than the general aircraft carrier, and can play an extraordinary role in China's economic strategy. At the same time, the truss super large ocean platform can be expanded according to the demand, its comprehensive support concept is the \"floating island aircraft carrier\" regeneration!
Although not an aircraft carrier, its practical performance is not low, because the aircraft carrier's performance is relatively single, it can only be the floating airport of the carrier aircraft. However, the \"floating support platform project\" can be a modular combination of airport, floating wharf and logistics base in one of the integrated support platform.
For China, our navy needs to establish the strategic defense depth of the first island chain in the South China Sea. Once we have a large mobile floating island aircraft carrier at sea, it cannot only make up for the limited air traffic control capacity of our naval fleet, but also make up for the shortage of logistic support.
Many people think the plan for the pontoon aircraft carrier is well suited to china, and military expert zhang zhaozhong talked about it in military planning years ago, pointing out that china can use american ideas to study the pontoon aircraft carrier. For today's especially developed military science and technology in China, this field is naturally not to give up a piece.