Thursday, July 28, 2016

Photos of the day: The 9th Jiangnan Shipyard Type052D DDG or 13th overall

The major noticeable change being the Type 1130 (11-barrelled, 30mm) CIWS first appeared on Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning, followed by the Type055 mockup.   The 13th Type053D could represent a new, minor-improved Type052D variant but it is uncertain until additional information become available.

The Type730 CIWS as seen on the first 12 boats

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New Chinese Cruiser in Wuhan update: 130mm H/PJ-38 main gun, 1130 CIWS and FL-3000N SAM

Monday, April 07, 2014

New Chinese Cruiser: Updated Pics from Wuhan

Yesterday we announced our identification of a new mockup at Wuhan as the first hard evidence of the design of China's new large surface combat ship.  In what has become the normal sequence for China watching as of late, the first distant hazy photos were rapidly followed by a string of ever closer and clearer images.

New cruiser mockup at right, existing CV mockup at left.

Clear side profile, note the bow and hangar deck are not constructed.

Extrapolated profile view (courtesy CDF member "Hongjian")

This contents of this unusual extended superstructure are hotly debated.

Closeup boasting an exceptionally large bridge deck.
CDF members surmise this aft superstructure to be a hangar and possible pedestal for an L-Band radar. 
The mockup of the CV LIAONING was built at Wuhan in late 2009, and the actual ship entered the fleet in 2012. Using this same timeline we might expect the keel of the new cruiser to be laid in 2015 with a 2017 commission date.
Revised dimensions (courtesy CDF member "Totoro").

We will continue to watch the developments at Wuhan.  Join us in the CDF Forum to discuss this and other Chinese military topics.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Photo of the day: Dalian shipyard's 2nd and 3rd Type 052D LUYANG III-Class Destroyer (12th overall)


Mas Bengbeng said...

I have 2 question: why pla need to built mock up of warship instead of working on real ship project, also do you have more picture about 11 bareled 30mm ciws, mostly ciws were 6 barreled like phalanx or ak-630..

Coatepeque said...

for training purpose before the actual boat is ready. The USN also follows a similar SOP.