PLAN Type 075 LHD/LPH/LHA discussion

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    A couple of days ago I went to see the LHD HMAS Adelaide in the city of the same name. It may be the largest ship ever operated by the Royal Australian Navy, but it is also ugly and resembles nothing so much as a brick floating on the water. Of course, most LHDs look like this. I was reminded of the line from Douglas Adams' 'The Long Dark Tea-Time of The Soul' about the ugliness of airports:

    This could easily be repurposed to be about LHDs.

    All of which is a roundabout way of saying that I hope China's forthcoming design is at least aesthetically … well, attractive might be too much to hope for, but at least tolerable. China is building some of the best-looking ships in the world right now, so there is hope.
     
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    Mistral class looks worse

    It really is a cardboard box floating in the water

    Also looks too tall, very ugly design by the French
     
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    yes, and of course that has something to do with PLAN...
     
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    And what do you think of this image?? Allegedly another Type 071 LPD and the first Type 075 LHD being built concurrently at HDZH.

    via Cirr/PDF

    PLN Type 071 LPD + Type 075 LHD at HDZH maybe - 20190507+.jpg
     
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    Definitely the top one is LHD, look at the hanger cutaway, the length and the width

    The aft still needs assembly

    Below that is Type 071 which looks well completed

    This is finally confirmation that LHD is under construction in China after so many years

    Also big news that it’s with 8th LPD at HD
     
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    Photo taken on 8th in April

    They moved very fast with LHD construction

    [​IMG]
     
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    So this image was taken about one month earlier?
     
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    Correct
     
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    Why LHD? 071 is correct for both ships in dock as I think -- same dimensions …
     
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    Sorry, could you repost the image? Thanks.
     
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