youknowhat Post time: 2014-9-17 04:23
china needs at least a dozen of carriers plus carrier jet fighters in order to do justice in the pac ...
actually, and as i had said again and again, it's not about numerical advantage, i.e., as in how many carriers and such that one have. more rather, it's all about the deadly acurate none-miss and guaranteed kill 21st century smart weapony's these days, and [they] know it... For that purpose, Chinese Aeigis frigates and destroyers, subs armed with anti-ship systems, air launch anti-ship missiles, and other access denial hardwares that China fields now days is more than sufficient for the job. Carriers, in my opinion, are purely about image, about the prestige, about bragging rights that all military estblishment wanted. on the practical side, yes, it is also a platform to project air power in far flung places and in waters where it is guaranteed that it is safe from attack, i.e., as in the vietnam war where hanoi just have no way of reaching it because it operates out of range of enemy fire and\or anti-ship missiles.