PLAN Type 071 LPD News, Pics, and Reports

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    Does anyone have an idea of what landing craft the Type 71 LPD will use?
    We can drop the Type 722, since it's been cancelled.
    We can also drop the Type 724, rather impractical.
    And the Zubr will probably not fit under its hull.

    The only one I can think of is this:
    http://www.sinodefence.com/navy/orb...mphibious+tanks+and+air+cushion+landing+craft

    Note the two type of landing crafts, 1 is the 724, the other, bigger 1 has been pictured but never talked of. I think there is a vehicle lander also but I don't know where the photo is.

    Anyway, any ideas what'll be in their belly?
     
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    Type 071 LPD

    I think, its time for a new thread
    pic Nr. 1 seems to be the hull, and at the right hand the deckshouse (see pic 2)
     

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    Re: Type 071 LPD

    more pix -the last seems to be very artist impression
     

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    Re: Type 071 LPD

    That last one looks MUCH more like a US San Antonio class LPD to me.
     
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    Re: Type 071 LPD

    You are correct. Actually the last two are LPD-17 pics. The one of the port side of the ship is the inital design..jeez...

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/images/lpd17-piso.gif

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/images/lpd-17-image7.jpg

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    ..hm hm ... hüstel ... you are correct .... hüstel ... :eek:
    so we have a nice comparment between PLAN Type 071 LPD and US LPD-17 ;)
     
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    Re: Type 071 LPD

    Dass stimmt!

    The San Antonio is a much larger vessel with very distinctive lines...and cannot be mistaken for what the PLAN is either building...or contemplating, although their are similarities.

    However, I have seen some pics today specualting on how the actual vessel we see building might look and they are much closer to what that vessel actually is shaping up to look lile (if indeed it is to be an LPD) and this is what they come up with:

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    Re: Type 071 LPD

    Hey Jeff..That website you got those pics from is not letting me in. I cannot see the pics just little red x.

    Anyway the only ships in the USN that are larger than an LPD-17 class are LCC's, LHA/LHD & CVN's/. LPD-17's are big ships.

    I do not doubt the PLAN is building an LPD but I want to see that superstructure on top of that alledged hull then we shall know for sure.
     
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    Re: Type 071 LPD

    I still aren't convinced that hull is an LPD. Just saying this so that I can say "told you so" when the dock is found to be missing :)
     
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    I downloaded them and then loaded them on my own space. They should show up now.

    Agreed...we'll know soon in any case. They are working pretty hard on that one and more pics will come out in the near future confirming or disproving it...one way or another.

    In the mean time they now have nine or ten of the large LST type vessels that themselves look pretty capable. Just not up to air assault or well deck operations, and not as big.

    [​IMG]
     
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