PLAN Type 075 LHD/LPH/LHA discussion

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    The well deck door is present in the first picture, it's just partially obscured by a module in front of it.
     
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    I'm not sure if the second picture is showing the inside of the drydock; the satellite picture we had from August showed hull 2 in the drydock was in a stage of construction where much of the keel was already laid down in the drydock with some modules assembled atop it.

    The second picture could be showing a part of hull 2 in the staging area that has yet to be lowered into the drydock.
     
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    Iron Man mentioned the America class, so i assumed he was including LHAs in there as well.

    Otherwise, you are correct, only Hyuga has VLS. Thats my memory for you, should have double checked.
     
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    That's an old image. ;)
     
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    America class Flight 2 will have well deck anyway.
     
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    Oh well ... I'm getting old! Sorry.
     
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    The article you pointed out refers to the lack AEW assets that are organic to the LHA/LHDs and that they may have to depend on external provision for such need. This is entirely different from your assertion that the VTOL assets cannot conduct land attacks without them. The fact is the AV-88 has APG-65 radar with operating modes including ground target track (fixed/moving); air-to-ground ranging; real beam ground mapping (long range). It also has the AN/AAQ-28 Litening Pod Gen 4 and Integrated NAVFLIR, Dual-Mode Tracker. All these are the tools for land attacks and the AV-88 has a history of conducting such operations.
     
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    Except that Hyuga is neither an LHA nor an LHD, as it has no role in amphibious assault. Hyuga is a "helicopter-carrying destroyer" ("DDH"), or more accurately an ASW helicopter carrier.

    In any case based on the recent photos I'd say the chance there is a VLS on the 075 (at least on the port side) is just about zero at this point.
     
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    VLS on a amphibious assault ship no chance

    Why is this even a discussion
     
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