052C/052D Class Destroyers


by78

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Moreover, based on additional footage I found, on the bulkhead opposite the torpedo launchers are hung personal protective equipment (PPE) used by firefighters. I guess Xavier (@XavNN) somehow managed to miss those as well.

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ACuriousPLAFan

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Seems like one of the three 052DLs currently under construction in the drydock at Dalian has been moved to the outer half of the drydock.

All three of the 052DLs were still in their original positions (in the inner half the drydock) at Dalian two weeks ago (when the latest-previous overhead satellite imagery is available), so I believe the move is made quite recently.

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BoraTas

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(Continued from last post...)

Moreover, based on additional footage I found, on the bulkhead opposite the torpedo launchers are hung personal protective equipment (PPE) used by firefighters. I guess Xavier (@XavNN) somehow managed to miss those as well.

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That argument which suggests China was trying to keep prices low by not installing fire control equipment doesn't hold water anyway. Sensors and combat management systems are hugely expensive. They make the majority of the price. Just the Type 346 should be like $100+ million. Thinking that China would cut corners from damage control equipment to decrease prices by ~5% can be only explained by chauvinism.

But beyond the illogical nature of the argument, we are likely dealing with a case of dishonesty here. There is no way he didn't see the equipment you highlighted. As far as I see from the photos you shared, they are literally everywhere.
 

ansy1968

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It's obvious at this point monsieur Xavier is trying to avoid coming clean. I mean just look at his Twitter activity(@navalnewscom), he mentioned that he will get back to this issue after dealing with some ' huge backlogs' at Naval News, but then somehow has time to post articles on newer naval developments AFTER he made the 'muh damage controls doesn't exist' claim. Why can't monsieur Xavier make time for this, but can for others? Hmmmm...
Moral lesson don't invite any Western defense analyst except for our very owned @Deino. ;)
 

Deino

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Moral lesson don't invite any Western defense analyst except for our very owned @Deino. ;)

Thanks for these kinds words, but no-one is free of errors, we all make mistakes and sometimes even stupid ones including myself. As such any such criticism is accepted …

Anyway, there was enough bashing of this report and now back to topic.
 

siegecrossbow

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Odd how we see very few videos of the Type 052D launching cruise missiles intended for land based targets. Do we have any footage @by78?
 

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