- Aug 27, 2018
I'm sure there was a surge of reports from officials a while ago that 052d will be limited to 26 and 055 to 8 in number, after which there will be incremental sub class.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.
At this point, they are probably better off extending the production run than send the entire line into stagnation.