Sunday, March 26, 2017

First photo of PLAN's second Type 091 replenishment tanker under construction surfaced.

Under construction at China State Shipbuilding Corporation's Guangzhou Shipyard.

Since the construction of PLAN's second aircraft carrier is progressing nicely, it makes sense to pair her with an ocean-going logistics support vessel when she is operational.

The Type091 class has multiple hose rigs on both sides, enabling it to refuel the carrier and her destroyer and frigate escorts simultaneously.  Exactly what a carrier battle group (CVBG) would need.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Photos of the day: PLAN's type091 55,000 ton replenishment tanker undergoes sea trials

Sunday, August 21, 2016

China's type091 55,000 ton replenishment tanker construction update, Aug 22nd, 2016


Blueback said...

I thought the designation was Type 901.

Blueback said...

Aside from that little quibble, excellent post. Lots of great information and photos on this website. This has become one of my go-to websites for info about the PLA and Chinese military news. Keep up the good work!