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    I read several times about it in the newspapers. But I can't confirm because I posses no intellegence service.
     
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    It is said to be a Type 073A landing ship.

    https://twitter.com/OedoSoldier/status/1156967328082358272

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_073_landing_ship
     
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    What strange design

    They have the exhaust on the back deck

    This would have been a great LPD like the Bay class if they didn’t have the silly looking exhaust on the back deck, no deck utilisation in mind here

    Why not just put it right in the middle

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    Shichang was converted from a ro-ro ship, it wasn't built as a dedicated naval ship.

    It's not dissimilar to RFA Argus in their respective roles as well as their configuration, and they are quite appropriate designs for their given roles.

    Ships like Shichang and Argus are not intended to be LPDs.
     
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    But you do agree that with little modification the ships capability can be optimised
     
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    PLANS 82 Shichang is a modular multi-role ship. In PLAN it is known as National Defence Mobilisation ship. Its role changes from time to time. The ship has been in PLAN service since 1996.

    Installing hospital module
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    Transporting type 022 missile boat
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    2019 Current role : Navy Cadet Training ship.
    82 jkld.jpg
     
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    Moving the funnel would be a pretty major structural modification.

    Given the role of the ship it probably isn't worth the cost or effort, considering how many other ships suitable for larger scale aviation operations China has.


    For its purpose the configuration it has is fine.
     
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    Wrong shoes?
     
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    LOL! May be he lost his shoes. Note the collar rank strap.
     
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    related to Yesterday at 7:31 PM
    is
    Beijing hits out as US sends warship past two disputed reefs in South China Sea for the first time
    • Guided missile destroyer sails close to Fiery Cross and Mischief reefs, where China has military installations
    • PLA warns ‘all necessary measures’ will be taken to defend territorial claims
    Updated: 3:01pm, 29 Aug, 2019 https://www.scmp.com/news/china/dip...-out-us-sends-warship-past-two-disputed-reefs
    details of how
    "the PLA Navy and Air Force shadowed, identified, monitored, warned and expelled the destroyer"
    could of interest
     
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