PLAN Type 052C/052D Class Destroyers

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    Rate difference between DL and JNCX is not that much

    It’s just that JNCX launched 7 units before DL started so they had a head start

    Having said that it’s probably still 1.5 time faster than DL
     
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    After the dual 052D launch, another 055 and another 052D in the dry dock will be moved closer to the sea. What ships will be moved into the dry dock now that 2 places are vacant?
     
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    We have already seen modules of a 055 in the staging area adjacent to the drydock. At least one other 055 will be assembled in the newly free half of the drydock
     
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    yeapp .. China is the heaven for engineers in many fields now (ship, bridge, road, radar, computer, engine, etc, etc)
     
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    My thoughts is that the 052D ends on the 30th ship, and four more ships is not too far away after the 26th. What are they going to build next, just to keep the shipyards humming? Will they build more 055 in the interim before the 052E?
     
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    I suppose that depends on how many 055s they build before 052D production finishes...
     
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    Is there such a thing as Type 052E never heard of anything

    No question what goes up has to come down

    The shipyards have been very busy from 2015 or 2012

    It will no doubt continue until next few years

    Then we may see Type 055A/B coming out

    Beating in mind a Type 055 requires a lot of resources so building a fleet of these will be enough work

    Now that HD is going for LHD they will be busy with HP building all those miscellaneous units like Type 927, Type 815 and Type 636 etc

    DL could start the next carrier and continue Type 055

    JNCX does a lot of other work but can next build the CVN

    As Type 056 ends and so does Type 054A
     
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    With 055 to rely on, the future PLAN would be better off without 052E and 054B. Instead, an unified hull/propulsion platform might be a better solution. Say 5500 tons, with perhaps 2 variants, one more geared towards ASW and one more geared towards AAW. And even that's only if a single unified variant is simply not possible on such a displacement. Which I'm not so sure about.
    So basically we're talking about similar looking ships. AAW variant could feature an additional long range radar. And more VLS cells, perhaps some extra ones at the back, where it houses just one helicopter hangar. As opposed to two hangars for the ASW variant. Main gun, CIWS, rest of sensors would be the same, save for perhaps non-existant variable depth active sonar for ASW variant. Main difference in VLS arsenal would be that ASW variant would carry more rocket powered torpedoes and that it wouldn't carry HQ9, but instead multi-packed smaller AAW missiles.
     
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    It's more the Type 055s which aren't up to the attended scale. This class is generally hyped as the next'gen cruiser but it's more related to a large destroyer; nothing comparable to a lider (If it's actually produced) or a Kirov..
     
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    The Type 055 is large enough to compete with the Ticonderoga class cruisers. Making a larger ship would tie down valuable dock space.
    To be honest I would not be surprised if they focused on more Type 055 construction given how quickly they can produce these ships.

    Something like the Kirov would be extremely expensive and the PLAN would more likely use the resources to build carriers.

    It remains to be seen how they will proceed in the future with the destroyers and the frigates.
     
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