Construction Gear Being Removed From China's Carrier


Here's the latest evidence (aside from Chinese officials saying so already) suggesting that China's first aircraft carrier will likely put to sea very soon; the construction trailers are starting to be removed from the Shi Lang's (ex Soviet Varyag) flight deck.

That image was presented last night on China Defense Blog along with the hilarious sentence: "Looks like the PLAN does not like to see single-wides parked at their prime real estate – get those tornado magnets outta here."

These next two pictures show a Shi Lang that looks less like a construction project and more like a ship that could be underway soon:

Here are more new shots of the nearly completed ship.

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