PLAN Type 054 FFG Thread II

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    So, I will try to start it with a bang. You can see all the photos of the new 054 series frigate that is finally revealing itself nicely in HP. We see the bridge pretty nicely now, but would probably see a lot more once they start putting on the sensors. Any comments on this?
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    If you compare it to 054A
    http://www.sinodefence.com/navy/surface/showimage.asp?imagename=type054jiangkai_03large
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    the lines leading to the bow actually looks more like 054. The bridge looks like 054A although it has those smaller windows. Are they doing that to reduce RCS? Need to see where they are putting the front mast.
     
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    I actually have this picture. I intentionally did not post it because it doesn't show anything extra. And also, please do not use image links from CDF, because they might complain and some member may have trouble seeing them if they haven't visited the CDF 054A thread.
     
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    Okay. I just wish SDF would allow more attachment space. It would make it a whole lot easier. The whole image shack thing takes too long too.

    I thought that's why you didn't post it. I was intending to add some comparison shots of the other 54s and 52s because all this ship building is confusing if this is a 54 or 52 because it looks like a 52 hull but decided not to and just wait to see what others had to say.
     
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    The superstructure seems 054 enough. I guess that this should be the 054B, and it has gone back to using the beveled forecastle of the 054.
     
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    The windows just haven't been fitted yet (they will be cut out of the steel).

    The superstructure looks 054A but the bow doesn't, it has inward canted sides like on 052.
     
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    Like I said, the original 054 also had this bevel on the bow, but removed on the 054A. Still there is a slight difference in the bevel of the two ships, and it looks a bit closer to the 052B here.
     
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    Very interesting indeed, I was looking at the pics of the 054A and the 052B and it seems to be that this new ship could be a 052B with VLS. Perhaps I'm right or perhaps I'm wrong but this ship looks huge to me !!!
     
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    If that is a 052B with VLS, the VLS, missile and fire control system could be from the 054A's, meaning based on the HHQ-16.

    It would have a surprising implication, meaning this ship is not 054B but 052D, and that HH-16 is better accepted than the 052C's HH-9.
     
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    I'd say that's least likely possibility as hq16 and hq9 are two different classes of missiles. They both adress different needs, yet both needs exist and must be addressed. Thus, both 054 and 052 classes are needed. While some future variant of 052 may carry diffferent missile than what 052c carries today, that missile will be a long ranged missile in the s-300/sm-2 class. That is a given.
     
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