No country has ever launched double digit destroyers in a year after ww2. It is once in a lifetime thing.
As in ?
The same can be said about british type 45, indian kolkata class and pretty much 90% naval ships on the planet.
Then again, Arleigh burke was incapacitated by a cheap boat with IED, does that make it ineffective?
That can be a dangerous assumption at best.
Battle of paracel islands, johnson reef etc go against that assumption.
And we wont able to match even that ..so lets give credit where it is due
the 'successor' did exist ever before, but it seems the promising 'Type 054B' project was suspended somehow.Is there any successor series planned for 54A frigates?
$350m was the minimum quoted figure confirmed by diplomat.054A is a cost-effective solution and workhorse in PLAN fleet (4000 tons ,barely 200-220 million cost)
------------according to the PLAN request, the price of a 12000-ton class Type 055 destroyer is pinned down to around 6 billion China Yuan(CNY), around 880 million USD.
a 6000-ton class Type 052C/D destroyer costs around 3.5-4 billion CNY , less than 600 million USD
a 4000-ton class Type 054A frigate costs around 220 million USD
a 1300-ton class Typd 056/56A corvette costs 100-105 million USD
Connor McGregor once summed up this type of reaction so perfectly and I quote, "this is abject terror manifesting in a different form".It is way too much praise being heaped on Chinese destroyers and other vessels under construction. These are copies of something in the West. These are yet to fire their guns in anger when somebody is firing at you with greater competence. That is unlikely to happen as Chinese are too afraid to loose with associated loss of prestige. Until then these are parade ground show pieces.
But, it's still an impressive launch tempo.... where is india by the way... There was a launch of 6600 ton Ins nilgiri in SeptemberConnor McGregor once summed up this type of reaction so perfectly and I quote, "this is abject terror manifesting in a different form".
INS Imphal in March/April 2019.But, it's still an impressive launch tempo.... where is india by the way... There was a launch of 6600 ton Ins nilgiri in September
My man!! My post was in reply to his knee jerk reaction!! That poor chap appeared to have suffered an emotional meltdown. I actually agree with your line of thinking, it is indeed mighty impressing what the Chinese have managed to accomplish!! They are no longer operating shipyards but fucking hatcheries it seems!!But, it's still an impressive launch tempo.... where is india by the way... There was a launch of 6600 ton Ins nilgiri in September
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