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China’s High Speed Rail Destined to Crumble

Posted by w_thames_the_d on December 28, 2011


Here is a comment sent via Brewskie regarding the composition of China’s new high speed ‘meat grinder’ aka train.

From Brew
“A lad made noticed what high-speed train is made of and made this remark:

“actually, as an avid bike rider I could tell you that carbon fiber and magnesium frames are horrible choices. Both type of materials aged out easily on bike frames (5 – 10 years life). Compare this with Aluminum, Chromium-Molbydenum alloy, and Titanium alloys, these materials would last forever.”

Typical of China. She steals the technology from German and Japanese companies, such as Siemens AG and Kawasaki, who were stupid enough to curry favor, but still can’t nail it.

2 Responses to “China’s High Speed Rail Destined to Crumble”

  1. Brewskie said

    China’s naval threat sinking towards Davy Jones’s locker…

    China’s navy overhyped? Appears so. First, it appears China’s not constructing nuclear-powered subs as first thought; her sub fleet remains mostly diesel-electric subs, with a few nuclear-powered variants, and China’s been decreasing sub production; her underwater fleet may contract in upcoming years.

    http://the-diplomat.com/2011/10/20/china%E2%80%99s-overhyped-submarine-threat/?all=true

    Second, China’s diesel subs are noisy and easy to track; evidently, they’re 10 years behind Russian subs, 20 years behind US underwater vessels. Aggressive deployment is making them easier to spot.

    http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/12/china-submarines/

    Remember China’s new aircraft carrier minus interceptor equipment ’cause the Russians won’t give/sell it? It’s a giant barge! Har! Har! Har! Har!

    Note to readers: I’m not some dickhead, warmongering American who worships conflict, desires war with China. I was against both the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts and knew they both would churn disaster; I’ve no yearning for war with China, though I can assure you some Americans are stupid enough to desire so, and have already forgotten the lessons of Iraq. Sigh….

    • wtdevflnt said

      Brew , you are my idol!! Great stuff, and note to readers, how messed up is it that an informed citizen has to put a disclaimer like “: I’m not some dickhead, warmongering American who worships conflict, desires war with China.”
      Shouldnt we be able to state our opinions without being labeled. Kind of like when you say I dont like Obama and EVERYONE, even the Chinese say you are prejudiced. Give me a break.
      I will reblog this Brew….

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