The PLAN's Amphibious Warship Inventory

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    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:

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    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:

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    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:

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    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

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    The mountain class consist of 3 LPD's in service with 1 confirmed under construction:

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    In service numbers change all the time so fill in the blanks for me if necessary.
     
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    What about Indian Navy?
     
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    The Indian navy's major amphibious vessel inventory constitutes of 10 major vessels from 4 diffferent classes:

    1 Austin class amphibious transport dock, acquired from the US Navy.
    2 Magar class amphibious warfare vessels
    3 Shardul class tank landing ships, improvement of the Malgar class.
    4 Kumbhir class tank landing ships, variants of the Polish Polnocny class.

    Note that of these four classes, only the Austin class vessel has a well deck. From which, it can operate 4 landing craft.
     
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    So every amphibious ship China ever built is still inventory? You can scratch the 32 Type 079s as 30-40yr old LSTs aren't going to be in service. At last count the Type 074 was only 8, not 20 so scratch 12. Scratch one Yuting I as only 10 were built.

    91-45 = 46 active
     
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    Amphibious warfare ships[19]
    [edit] Amphibious Transport Dock (LPD)

    * Yuzhao class (Type 071) - 2 in service (more under construction)

    [edit] Landing Ship Tank (LST)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ships_of_the_People's_Liberation_Army_Navy

    * Yukan class (Type 072) - 7 in service
    * Yuting I class (Type 072II) - 11 in service
    * Yuting II class (Type 072III) - 12 in service (more under construction)

    total - 30
    [edit] Landing Ship Medium (LSM)

    * Yudeng III class (Type 073) - 1 in service
    * Yudao II class (Type 073) - 1 in service
    * Yunshu IV class (Type 073) - 11? in service
    * Yuhai class (Type 074) - 20 in service
    * Yuliang/Yuling class (Type 079) - 25 in service

    total - 58
     
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    wake up...

    Type 079s were built from 1972 - 82'. They weigh a scant 700t. They aren't going to last longer than 30 years before they are trash.

    58-25 = 33

    * Note you said 32... keep flip-flopping :laugh:
     
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    Type 079 (Yulian Class) Medium Landing Ship - SinoDefence.com

    seems ur "made in Asus" laptop still working.


     
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    What is the problem? You don't like a year off?
     
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    Here is the Type 079 situation... end of production = 1983.

    On Jan. 2010 one commissioned in 1981 was decommissioned which is 29 years service life.

    China Defense Blog: LSM 978 decommissioned.

    29 years ago was 1983, the last of the Type 079s are out this year.
     
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    Do u know how old is Indian AC ?



     
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    "31 type 079 were build and 25 still in service."

    May the number is different in ur wet dream.
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Do you not follow PLAN timelines? They set the lifespan at 29 years. That time is up and they are now roached.
     
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    u set their lifetime in ur dream? Wake up.....

    BTW, what is the lifetime for ur 'made in Asus' Laptop?
     
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    29 years EXACTLY
     
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    Info on the amphibious fleet is quite sketchy mostly due to its quite large size. So forgive me for going old school and wiki-ing it.

    "LSMs constitute the core of PLAN amphibious operations. With more than 50 LSMs confirmed in service, the PLAN possesses medium ranged amphibious assets capable of operating in littoral operations as well as a limited capability in outer sea landings. Like their larger LST counterparts, the LSMs of the PLAN can carry tanks and infantry. The largest class is the Yuliang 079, with some 31 ships in service. This class started series production in the 1980s from multiple shipyards, and can lift three-five tanks. This class was followed by the smaller Wuhu (or Yuhai) class, with around 13 in service since 1995. This class can carry 2 tanks and 250 troops. Simultaneously, another class of large LSM was planned as the Yudeng 073 class (commissioned in 1994). Following this unsuccessful design were two other prototypes, as the 073II and 073III. The class finally entered mass production 2003 as the improved IV variant. Sea lift of the Yudeng class is six tanks (or 12 vehicles) and 200 troops. 11 hulls have been confirmed so far with many more expected."

    It seems only one had been decomisioned as of 2010. Global security confirms this. It seems that 6 were decommissioned in 2011, leaving 25 in service to date.

    In conclusion, your assumptions seem to be inacurate. The PLAN does seem to have a knack of keeping ships in service.
     
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    As of 2011, there are 20 Type 74's in service. Confirmed
    11 Yuting I's were built and as of 2011 all are in service.
    That brings a grand total of 74 large amphibious vessels, as of 2011. I will edit the info above accordingly.
     
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    Confirmed by what... wikipedia? :laugh:
     
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    Yes actually. Unlike you I dont just assume things (eg a whole class has been retired because its 29 years old). People's Liberation Army Navy
     

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