Published renders of the Chinese aircraft carrier, which is being created at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard of the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group.

The aircraft carrier Type 003 can be compared with analogs produced by the US Navy. The Chinese design is the largest ship of this class in the world. Its length is 320 m.

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.