This is a discussion on Type 056 OPV/Corvette within the Navy forums, part of the China Defense & Military category; Originally Posted by no_name They put the banner there, and if you get caught with such pictures on you, you ...
Is this hull, shown in the picture, really that drastic compared to current 054A's? I personally can't tell the difference. I wonder if it even worth been given a totally new designation, perhaps just 054A+ or block ###, maybe even 054B, instead of just straight to 056.
^^^ 056 and 054A are two totally different things, one is a frigate, one is a much smaller corvette. Look at post #362 to get an idea of the size difference.
This pic don't seem to have been posted yet:
Maybe she can have small hangars for UAV choppers, for surveillance.
It will be interesting to see if they go right into building two more (if they are that confident with the design) or if they will let these get out, outfitted, and commissioned with some sea miles on them before they start a second pair.
Last edited by Jeff Head; 05-16-2012 at 10:58 PM.
Last edited by Jeff Head; 05-17-2012 at 05:44 PM.
Members have earlier posted the construction pics of 2-056 at HD & 1 in HP, while there were pics from unknown location also where 5-056 have been seen under construction.
So whats the current actual count (underconstruction) ???
Three assembled, 2 at HD and 1 at HP, with modules for another hull visible at HP.