Published renders of the Chinese aircraft carrier, which is being created at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard of the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group.
The developers chose a non-nuclear power plant for the aircraft carrier, so it can be compared with old American ships, for example, the Kitty Hawk: they also had non-nuclear power plants.
The Type 003 differs from those previously produced in China in that it has a launch catapult: it can be used to launch large aircraft, as well as fighter-bombers with a larger combat load.
Shandong was previously produced in the mill: it became the first aircraft carrier entirely built in China. It was commissioned in 2019.