PLAN Type 052C/052D Class Destroyers

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    Check my post #3594 on page 360 dated 28th December 2019. Looks like this is the answer to my question on type 052C DDG 150 that I asked last month
     
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    I guess you were referring to this picture. I wasn't sure if this was an MLU or a routine maintenance for 150 and 582. Note 150's Type 730 is missing. 137 obscures too much of 150's view on the hanger to see what's going on with the rear VLS.


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    Yes, that is the photo I referred to. I guess they are using DDG 150 as an experiment to establish a protocol on upgrading the rest of type 052C to the latest type 052D improved spec as much as possible. Though I am puzzled why didn't they use DDG 170 or DDG 171.
     
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    The German Navy has a consistent tendency to put double hangars on their hulls, ever since F122 Bremen class, which displaced 3,800 tons, and repeated that in every following class. So this is not accurate re stability concerns etc. Its purely a question of what a navy wants their hulls to do and how they can sustain such operations.
     
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    150 is ESF. All the ships shown in that image is ESF. That refit and repair facility is in the ECS. I suppose the SCS units might be too busy patrolling their area of responsibility. Also Sixth Destroyer Flotilla has more experience with 052C than any unit in the PLAN, with four ships. They recently got the first 052DL commissioned in the entire PLAN. They may have moved crews from 150 to 156, which is Zibo the new 052DL. If Type 054A gets MLU, it will be on this facility, and using units of either the 3rd or the 6th, both of the ESF. The 3rd is responsible of all four Sovremenny.

    There is another repair and refit facility that does the SCS ships, including the 167 Shenzhen. I believe that's where the two stripped down 052B 168 Guangzhou and 169 Wuhan is. That is probably where 170 and 171 will get their refits.
     
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    It is just undergoing common maintenance and upkeeping.
     
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    Those people where you heard it from are absolutely silly and has very short memories.


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    Given this development, I find it likely if the two Type 052B that is being upgraded now (if they aren't sold to someone else) might get modified into two hangers, getting rid of the Shtil missile cache and launcher at the aft.

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    Wait so the Type 52c destroyer has 2 hangers now ??? Im very confused can somebody clarify is that real or fake ?
     
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    Just one hangar, the blur photo distorted visual perception.

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    So will they add 2 later ?
     
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