Discussion in 'China' started by SexyChineseLady, Nov 23, 2016.
That Yagi antenna on the back is a nice touch. It brings it that retro-70's vibe.
30 August, 2019
the third and fourth 055 destroyers in Dalian shipyard still outfitting
to cut cost, you have to balance between what you like and what you need
Weibo sources say the 21st 052D destroyer launched yesterday. I'm not sure about how credible it is since no photo has come out yet. anyways, sooner or later.
China spares no expense, it is simply a limit of their technology.
When 2016 I saw the mirage III still working on Charles De Gaulle, it brings it that retro-70's vibe.
Super Etendard, not Mirage.
they are retired now, replaced by Rafale M.
A Mirage III looks nothing like an SEM. One is Delta Wing and the other is Swept Wing.
what's up today at Jiangnan shipyard? nothing much. two 052d, two 055. good weather though
Chinese Navy stocking up on Australian baby formula...
Food of Champions!
wrong thread. and what's wrong with buying food? indians sailors don't need resupply?
Do Indian sailors need baby formula?
And white face masks? Like seriously
Weibo sources claim the fifth type 055 destoryer held the launching ceremony yesterday at Jiangnan shipyard. no clear pics revealed yet.
Dalian shipyard update
two 055s fitting out (left)
two 055s under construction (middle)
two 052ds under construction (right)
two 052ds fitting out (upperleft)
update as of Sept. 2019
055#1 (almost in service) DDG 101 Nanchang
055#2 (sea trial)
055#5 (fitting out)
055#7 (under construction)
052DL#14 (sea trial)
052DL#15 (almost sea trial)
052DL#16 (almost sea trial)
052DL#17 (fitting out)
052DL#18 (fitting out)
052DL#21 (fitting out)
052DL#22 (under construction)
052DL#24 (under construction)
Dalian shipyard: 10 destroyers
055#3 (fitting out)
055#4 (fitting out)
055#6 (under construction)
055#8 (under construction)
052D#12 (almost in service) DDG 120 Chengdu
052D#13 (sea trial )
052DL#19 (fitting out)
052DL#20 (fitting out)
052DL#23 (under construction)
052DL#25 (under construction)
summary of the two shipyards:
055: 1 in service, 1 sea trial, 3 fitting out, 3 under construction
052D: 12 in service, 4 sea trial, 5 fitting out, 4 under construction
052DL#26~052DL#30??? (status unknown)
052D/052DL are said to be built as many as 32 in total and seems all will be commissioned by 2025. the existence of 052E destroyer and 054B frigate are still unknown. 055A is said to be in design phase.
Extremely impressive buildup.Chinese SSN programme,Carrier programme,Type 55 cruiser and 5th gen fighters are the 4 biggest threat to india in the near future with j20 and SSN being the biggest threat.Hopefully SSN numbers remain manageably low and J20 takes a decade to mature.
Can you quote or link your source?
I thought there was a planned fleet of 26 ships for 052d.
just speculation. the total number varies between 25~32. years ago, the 24th was long believed to be the last one by many "credible" sources until the 25th came out. so it really baffles me as well. the only credible clues are satellite images or candid shots. If 052E does exist, 26 is plausible. if 052E does not exist, 28~32 is more believable.
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