Chinese Type 001A Aircraft Carrier Under Construction

Chinese Type 001A Aircraft Carrier under construction by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company

Chinese Type 001A Aircraft Carrier under construction by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company

While the Liaoning is rattling things up a bit in the Taiwan Strait, the second Chinese carrier, and their first built at home, is getting closer and closer. The Type 001A class is an improved Kuznetsov-class design. (This pic is a few months old.)

The new carrier has been designated hull CV-17 but no name has been assigned as far as Murdoc knows.

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