I've noticed that there aren't any threads on the PLAN's amphibious warfare capability. There are over 74 large amphibious ships in the PLAN's inventory at last count. I'll break em down acording to class: LST's (Landing Ship Tanks) The PLAN has quite a number of these split between three evolutionary classes. Yukan Class - Type 072: The PLAN's first crack at an indegenous LST.These can carry 5 MBT's or 10 vehicles. 7 were built, characterised by their lack of helicopter flight decks: Yuting I Class - Type 072II: An improvement on the Yukan class. these are the first PLAN LST's to have helicopter flight decks. They carry 10MBT's with 11 of them in service: Yuting II Class - Type 072III: Again, an improvement on the previous class, with an improved superstructure and a reduction in AAA guns. This is the latest PLAN LST. There are 7 in service with more in the pipeline. They carry 10 MBT's as well: LSM (Landing Ship Medium) TYPE 074 (YUHAI CLASS) MEDIUM LANDING SHIP 20 in service, 2 MBTs = ?? MBTs TYPE 073-III (YUDENG CLASS) MEDIUM LANDING SHIP 11 in service, 6 MBTs = 66 MBTs TYPE 079 (YULIAN CLASS) MEDIUM LANDING SHIP 25 in service, 5 MBTs = 125 MBTs LPD (Landing Platform Dock) China only has 1 class of LPD in service, the: TYPE 071 LPD The mountain class consist of 3 LPD's in service with 1 confirmed under construction: 998: 999: In service numbers change all the time so fill in the blanks for me if necessary.