Skip to comments.First Details on Likely Future Type 75 LHD for PLAN Showed Up on China Government Website
Posted on 12/03/2015 4:41:02 AM PST by sukhoi-30mki
The first details on a future landing helicopter dock (LHD) amphibious assault ship for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) may have emerged on a government website in China.
Poster showing an LHD design on CSOC (China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Company) stand during AAD 2014 in South Africa
An article published on an official website of the Shanghai communist party mentions a company, Hudong Heavy Machinery Co., LTD (member of CSSC China State Shipbuilding Corporation, the largest shipbuilding group in China) that has been contracted to built "16PC2-6B" diesel engines for a new project of amphibious assault ship. The French Mistral class and Japanese Izumo class are mentioned as well.
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Here is the link to the original article (the link doesn't work anymore, it may have been taken down).
Open source information on the future PLAN amphibious assault ship is limited at best. From what is available today (and based on rumors), the class is likely to be called Type 75 with a standard displacement of 35,000 tons. In comparison, a French Mistral class displaces around 20,000 tons and a US Wasp class displaces around 40,000 tons. Based on the Chinese article, the vessel will likely be built in Shanghai at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, a wholly owned subsidiary of CSSC.
LPD/LHD design for export
Navy Recognition saw Chinese LHD designs in the past while we were covering international defense shows. At AAD 2014 last year in South Africa, the CSOC stand featured an LHD design called "LPD". And during IDEX 2013 in the UAE, we interview a representative about the LHD/LPD basic specifications. Read our article at this link to learn more about the specifications of the vessel.
minimal air defense capability ?
It's Greek to me.
“He talked about, 16PC2-6B that the company researched and developed was mainly used in the country two attacking the project, must, Japan “cloud” is equal to the type ship to contend with the main engine with French Northwest wind, the duty was arduous, the significance was great, manifests the Hudong heavy machine to provide the eternal power for the naval armament the corporate responsibility;
He spoke, the company developed 16PC2-6 B mainly used for national projects two attack, going to the French “Mistral” No, Japan, “Izumo” number equivalent type of marine host contend, the task is arduous, is of great significance, reflecting the Hudong heavy machine offers the eternal power of corporate responsibility for the naval equipment;
As he spoke, company 16PC2-6B mainly for the national project of attack, and France “Mistral” number, Japan “Izumo” diesel engine of the same type against a difficult task, important, embodies the hudong heavy machinery equipment for the Navy offers timeless power of corporate responsibility;
He spoke, the company developed two countries 16PC2-6B mainly used to attack the project, going to France ‘Mistral’ No, Japan, ‘Izumo’ was equivalent type marine host contend, the task is arduous, is of great significance, reflecting the Hudong Heavy Machine offer eternal power of corporate responsibility for the naval equipment;
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