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5unrise

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Does anyone know what version of the Red Banner 9 missile is currently used on the Type 52D and Type 55 destroyers? Is it the HHQ-9A or the HQ-9B? (Basically, is the HQ-9B able to be used on naval ships?)
 

szbd

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There is actually a limit to catapult length, because the airplane tires are only rated for certain speeds

For heavily laden fighter jets, airspeed over the wings is a big issue. An F/A-18E typically has a takeoff speed of 305km/h

But an E-2D (and presumably the KJ-600 / GJ-11) has lower takeoff and approach speeds, so theoretically they wouldn't need any deck wind?
What I said is, to reach the same speed, with deck wind you can have shorter catapult.
 

AndrewS

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What I said is, to reach the same speed, with deck wind you can have shorter catapult.

I don't believe the length of a shorter catapult makes too much difference, given the overall deck size

The C13 steam catapult is 75m
 

Tam

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Does anyone know what version of the Red Banner 9 missile is currently used on the Type 52D and Type 55 destroyers? Is it the HHQ-9A or the HQ-9B? (Basically, is the HQ-9B able to be used on naval ships?)

I heard that's what said the 052D and 055 uses HHQ-9B.

I don't know if the 052C still uses the HHQ-9A, since they would have stopped building them a while ago, and the 052C has to move to the HHQ-9B once the older stocks deplete.
 

Tetrach

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Might be wrong, but we have pictures of the particular missile with "HHQ-9B" written on it --> HaiHongqi-9 or 海红旗-9. Hai or 海 means "Sea" so yeah normally there's a naval version in service on those ships.
 
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