This is a discussion on Type 056 OPV/Corvette within the Navy forums, part of the China Defense & Military category; Originally Posted by Franklin Attachment 6536 Based on this picture we have to question just how big the Type 056 ...
I have always believed that 056 has a standard displacement of around 1000t and a full displacement of between 1200 and 1300t.
We'll have to see...but I believe she is a very decent OPV design and that the PLAN should and will build a lot of them.
Can someone tell me what will be the anti air missile for this ship? I heard HQ-10 or FL-3000, and what exactly is HQ-10?
Also does this ship carry on board sonar and torpedo?
We all know the 056 will first goes to HK garrison, all we need is some official acknowledgement...well here it is:
It's a very short mentioning, but that's the meat of this news: "the naval garrison is making preparations to introduce a new class of corvette into service"...don't know if that means we'll be seeing her debut in Labour Day openhouse next year.駐港部隊將配備新型輕護衛艦 (17:06)
2010年，駐港部隊三軍的主戰裝備進行了更新，增加了特種營、工化營、防空營等編制。武器裝備也進行了大 幅度的調整，如陸軍成立了特種營、裝甲營、工化營，空軍增加了某新型指揮偵察機、武裝直升機、防空導彈等裝 備，海軍正在準備裝備某新型護衛艦。
As to the "how many" question...my guess is as good as anyone could - at least 2, though not that a far fetch that the current production batch of 4 will all goes to the HK garrison, meanwhile some of the 037-II pass on to other units to replace their respective obsolete old rust bucket.
And not that much of a far fetch idea that China want to go serious on the world's corvette market, the higher exposure potential of the HK garrison offers such an opportunity, to showcase and to redeem the negative impression that the world have on Chinese shipbuilding, especially when Thailand took the blunt back in the day...
A Sea Trail Of Huangpu #1 Is Near
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The Second 056 Of Huangpu Will Be Pushed Up Shortly
BTW, Jeff, a thought just came through me...know that you've made a comparison picture of the 056's estimate size, mind if you could come up with one that it compare with the 037-II missile boat? See, if a 056 is about 2/3 of a 054, meanwhile a 054 plus a 052C almost occupy the entire length of the long parking berth of the Stonecutter Island Naval Base, it might be a good tool to make an educated guess as to how many 056 they can park in Hong Kong...