Vikramaditya vs Liaoning
- The Shenyang J15 has a range of 3500 km and a max speed of 2.4 Mach. Max takeoff weight 27000 kg. Much superior to the MiG 29K on the Vik’ditya.- This means that the Liaoning, in a network centric environment, does need to enter the Arabian Sea at all.- Incidentally, the Chief of the, J-15 jet-fighter programme died Sunday morning (25/11)after he had a heart attack on board the Liaoning. The trials were successfully completed by then.- We will spend $ 2.3 B and get a Russian Carrier. The Chinese, after spending $ 2 B, have a bigger ship and it is an almost “made in China” CarrierRgdsVermaVikramaditya vs LiaoningThe Chinese, who commissioned their first carrier (Liaoning) only 2 months ago, have also conducted their first deck landing by a J15. The Chinese baby (as some Indian Naval Officers called it) has suddenly become bigger and certainly more professional.Watch the accompanying video.
Vikramaditya Liaoning Launched 1982 1988 Commissioning Date Unknown (postponed many times) 25 Sep 12 Cost of ship USD 2300 Million (and growing) USD 2000 Million Tonnage 45000 Tons 65000 Tons Previous History Was a Carrier between 1987 - 1996 Unfinished Carrier. Project Abandoned 1992 Purchase Date 2004 Hull purchased 1998 by a private company. Commencement of work 2004 2005 Length / Speed 283 m / 32 knots 305 m / 32 knots Propulsion Steam Turbines (Russian) Steam Turbines (Chinese) Air Elements 16 fixed wing + 10 helicopters 30 fixed wing + 24 helicopters Aircraft MIG 29K (Russian) J15 (Chinese) comparable to Russian SU 33 Helicopters 10 – Various (Russian / British) 24 – Various (Chinese)The Indian Navy has been operating Carriers for more than 50 years and the Chinese for about 2 months. Please compare the table above and decide how the Indian Tax Payers money is being spent?