Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Photos of the day: Vacation housewarming in Djibouti

999 Jingangshan LHD and 868 Donghaidao Mobile Landing Platform composing the first task force.

Here comes the PLAM

CCTV screen capture of the day: Launching Zubr LCAC from 868

Without the piggyback of a Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) such as the 868, the Zubr Class reaches 480 KM from shore on its own. When paired with a MLP, that 480KM limitation is no longer an issue.  As to what purpose such a pairing serves, your guess is as good as mine.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Photos of the day: On board PLAN's Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) 868

Since PLAN's Yuzhao class LPD is not large enough to house Zubr LCAC,  it makes sense for the PLAN to utilize the MLP to launch those "European bison". 

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