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New Chinese Assault Carrier Catches Fire
« on: April 12, 2020, 10:35:35 AM »
New Chinese Assault Carrier Catches Fire
H I Sutton
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Black smoke has been seen billowing from China’s first assault carrier in Shanghai. The new Type-075 carrier, which is similar to the U.S. Navy’s America Class assault carriers, is designed to carry helicopters and hovercraft to support amphibious landings.

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Re: New Chinese Assault Carrier Catches Fire
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2020, 10:43:29 AM »
Fire Breaks Out On China's Massive New Type 075 Amphibious Assault Ship

China's first big-deck amphibious assault ship, a huge vessel that was built in a miraculously short amount of time, caught fire on Saturday, April 11th, 2020. Photos and video showing the ship billowing large clouds of black smoke hit Chinese social media earlier in the day. The warship, which is the first of the new Type 075 class, was resting alongside the pier at its birthplace, Hudong–Zhonghua Shipbuilding in Shanghai, when the blaze broke out.

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Fire damage on stern (posted by @alert5):

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