055 Large Destroyer Thread II


lcloo

Senior Member
Addition of #107 makes total number of destroyers in current PLAN service to 49 ships.

8th type 055 with expected pennant #108 will be added next year, thus there will be 50 destroyers.

Current numbers of destroyers in PLAN:-
7 type 055
13 type 052D
12 type 052DL
6 type 052C
2 type 052B
2 type 052 (#112 and #113, to be retired in around 5 years)
2 type 051C
1 type 051B
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by78

Lieutenant General
Self-explanatory.

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Chavez

Junior Member
Registered Member
Around 2008 or 2007,chinese technical magazine feature an article about naval laser with a 50kw output.project very similiar to the usn "Have Grace " program.but to date ,I have not notice that plan surface ship carrying laser weapon.
 

lcloo

Senior Member
Around 2008 or 2007,chinese technical magazine feature an article about naval laser with a 50kw output.project very similiar to the usn "Have Grace " program.but to date ,I have not notice that plan surface ship carrying laser weapon.
From 2012 to 2014, a mysterious equipment was tested onboard aircraft carrier Liaoning. Many people suspected that this was a laser weapon. If they are not using it currently, it is just that PLAN is not satisfied with may be its range and power.

But eventually, improved laser weapons will appear on PLA navy ships in future, type 055 is large enough to put laser gun onboard, or thay may opt for rail gun.

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lcloo

Senior Member
From East Pendulum:-
Exercice du destroyer 106 "Yan'an", 5e de classe de Type 055, en mer de Chine méridionale. Le bâtiment a été admis au service actif en Février cette année par la flotte du Sud.

Exercise of the destroyer 106 "Yan'an", 5th class Type 055, in the South China Sea. The ship was entered into active service in February that year by the Southern Fleet. (Google translate)

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