China developing worlds first 180,000-ton double-hull aircraft carrier
Qianzhan.com said in its report yesterday: China has to put an end to its old practice of following others countries’ footsteps.
Sources say that through meticulous engineering and mechanical analysis, China will conduct research and development of the first 180,000-ton double hull aircraft carrier in the world.
If successful, it will be a movable Chinese territory with maritime hegemony.
It will have a huge capacity, capable of carrying 125 J-20 fighter jets enough to destroy any existing aircraft carrier in the world.
Sources say that China conducts research into a 180,000-ton double hull aircraft carrier because compared with a monohull aircraft carrier, it has exceptional advantages.
A double hull carrier may have two identical runways for simultaneous taking off and landing.
In addition the diagonal runway on the existing Nimitz-class aircraft carrier is too short to be free of the risk of crash.
该航母拥有巨大的容量，能够搭载125 架J - 20战斗机，足以摧毁世界上任何现有的航母。
Chinese just love to waste money....
This was earlier thought of me and put in this forum itself, but then one of the issues it might have is
1. It would have tremendous weight
2. Engines will have to be very powerful and so has to to be the protective cover.
Actually if China builds it then its excellent, it might have to use its entire navy to just protect this ship wherever it goes,
I was actually in favour of the Russian designs which were heavy air defence cruisers,
They were like the Swiss army knives. They had anti shipping , anti aircraft weaponry, Surface to Surface weaponry, Anti sub weaponry and they also could carry and use about 16-18 planes and helicopters, I actually prefer this type of Russian design which actually is good and thus reduces the need to carry more companion cruisers / destroyers as the ship along with 2-3 companion vessels can be powerful itself,
With this ship those chipmunks will be spending more resources protecting it than on anything else
cargo ships of much heavier weight are currently running on diesel/HFO engines...so i don't think weight is going to be a problem,specially when they are going to use steam turbine driven by a reactor.
its the design that bothers me.
such a large water craft will have structural integrity issues with twu hulls joined together and deck will be always in immense stress...
The Drdo Guy（印度）
Sir what's your stance on this.you have posted something like this double hull design in some of your previous posts.
I'll wait for them to first design and develop a normal aircraft-carrier before moving on to this design.
i would call this "Dual hull"....
This is too big and nearly impossible to operationalise. I had suggested a three hull design with one main hull and two supporting hulls for twin runway operations. the main hull was to have all the machinary and support hulls the accommodation. The width of my design was to be marginally more than present carriers as they will have straight runways with no angled deck.
The Drdo Guy（印度）回复Vstol Jockey（印度）
How it will be easy to operate the three hull design if this two hull design is impossible to operate.You told me in that thread that you are very optimistic about the three hull design and are looking further to contact MOD in this regard.what's the progress, have you contacted them or some private shipyard.
Vstol Jockey（印度）回复The Drdo Guy（印度）
I contacted a private shipyard which also makes warships for IN. The three hull design is more like what you see in normal fishing boats which have small pontoons on either side for stability. In my design also, the two side hulls are for support only. The chinese two hull design has both the hulls as equal stress bearing hulls.
Jockey sir..Lets not forget that such a design has far less draught than mono hull ships,as they dont need ballast or bottom heavy design and owe their stability to the width of the vessel....
But such design puts immense structural stresses on the Deck and other frames/Plates that join the two individual hulls.
This design works well got 100 feet range vessels,but an aircraft carrier of about 200 meter length? that may be beyond present day material strength...
doesn't double hull will reduce its maneuverability.. its looks like driving 2 cars by one steering... but if they can then its good.. it will be very much prestigious and soft power thing... will it can stay in a war and be useful only time will tell.
I find this concept utterly ridiculous
a huge target,
too much stress on the hull joints,
lacking maneuverability needed for a battle ship,
will need a lot of escorts to keep it safe.
Chinese navy doesn't have any experience in operating a CBGs to begin with,
never mind a new design altogether, Chinese are doing great by going step by step
Now, they are just going the US way
you are right about structural stresses....
the only manoeuvrability issue is larger turning circle..
In straight line this design is faster and efficient than mono hull...because they experience far less water drag,being much less immersed in water
going in 1 direction will make this design efficient.
but when maneuvering which is essential for a warship
the structural stress and the turning radius
so to avoid that when turning will resulting in ship slowing considerably,
or risk coming apart altogether.
dual and double mean the same thing
this is going to get a lot more complicated
thanks to those Chinese
I feel it is a interesting development as it can pack a punch if properly executed. If we are thinking of the world at todays terms this project is not viable and feasible. But look at the prospect of having one in a decade or so... Futuristic plans worth pondering upon.