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China built a concrete copy of the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier, and never used it for anything

November 28, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

China built a concrete copy of the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier, and never used it for anything

This is the ‘Binzhou Aircraft Carrier’, moored in the great city of Binzhou in Shandong Province. The giant ship is 260 meters long, 56 meters wide, and 31 meters high. Deck height is 12 meters and deck floor area is a massive 10.000 square meters. The Binzhou is modeled after the mighty USS Nimitz. The Binzhou however won’t sail the world seas any time soon because it is made of concrete and actually a building standing in an artificial lake.

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