Chinese Aircraft Carrier — Landlocked November 16, 2006 Posted by Murdoc Noticed this a few days ago: It’s in China. A) How the Hades did they build themselves what appears to be a Nimitz-class super carrier? B) Why, um, did they build it in a pond? CLICK HERE for the answer Updated: August 5, 2009 at 8:42 am ◀ New Tanker: “They’re going through all kinds of gyrations” Coast Guard Machine Gun Ranges on the Great Lakes ▶ Comments This may help you out a little bit ‘on becoming commander in chief of the Chinese navy in 1982, Liu initiated at the navy’s Shanghai Research Institute a feasibility study on the design and construction of an aircraft carrier. Models were constructed and tested in the institute’s six-hundred-meter (656-yard) pool and at Tai Lake in Jiangsu Province.’ http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0JIW/is_1_57/ai_113755343 I actually stumbled upon this place one day while taking a drive outside of shanghai. It was definitely a WTF kindof moment. It looked to me like a bazzaro version of Disneyland crossed with a naval training centre.