PLAN Anti-ship/surface missiles


Iron Man

Major
Registered Member
The Moskit missile launchers have been removed, and unless there is another in-service missile that is comparable, the YJ-12 is essentially the only option remaining.
The main gun on the 136 has also been removed, but that doesn't mean it won't be serviced and put back in. The latest photos I have seen show the main gun FCR has not been removed. We really can't be 100% sure what's going to stay or go on the ship unless we see it back on or replaced with something else. I'm even going to bet there is actually a small chance they will not replace the single arm SAM launchers and we will see them back on the ship at the end of the refit.
 

SinoSoldier

Colonel
New information on the YJ-18 missile family:
- There are four variants: ship-to-ship, ship-to-land, sub-to-ship, and sub-to-land
- The US estimates on the YJ-18 range have been based on incomplete flight test (i.e. partial or failed test)
- The anti-ship variants have a range of 300-400 kilometers (estimate)
- The land-attack variants have a range of 1400-1500 kilometers (estimate)

The article also mentions that the system is in use aboard some conventional submarines as well as nuclear boats.

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FORBIN

Lieutenant General
Registered Member
New information on the YJ-18 missile family:
- There are four variants: ship-to-ship, ship-to-land, sub-to-ship, and sub-to-land
- The US estimates on the YJ-18 range have been based on incomplete flight test (i.e. partial or failed test)
- The anti-ship variants have a range of 300-400 kilometers (estimate)
- The land-attack variants have a range of 1400-1500 kilometers (estimate)

The article also mentions that the system is in use aboard some conventional submarines as well as nuclear boats.

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Quite sure max range for an anti-ships Attack sea skimming in more to supersonic speed on minimum about 40 / 50 km, a true efficient attack, you decrease this range of about 1/3. So 200 - 300 km.
It is the problem with range not always the true..
 
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SinoSoldier

Colonel
Quite sure max range for an anti-ships Attack sea skimming in more to supersonic speed on minimum about 40 / 50 km, a true efficient attack, you decrease this range of about 1/3. So 200 - 300 km.
It is the problem with range not always the true..
Where did you get the idea that you needed to decrease the range for supersonic attacks? Perhaps the 300-400 km figure had already been reduced.
 

FORBIN

Lieutenant General
Registered Member
Where did you get the idea that you needed to decrease the range for supersonic attacks? Perhaps the 300-400 km figure had already been reduced.
Ofc the range is less important with fuel consumption increased to low very low altitude in addition.
And without precisions in general it is the maximum range but not the efficient range for combat, a bit aware.

After think 500 km if you want...
 
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Hendrik_2000

Brigadier
Where did you get the idea that you needed to decrease the range for supersonic attacks? Perhaps the 300-400 km figure had already been reduced.
Ignore him he always under rated any chinese weapon performance and over inflated any Japanese, US or western weapon performance
It is nothing than his biased opinion colored by sense of misplace superiority tinge with racism.He live in fantasy world of western and japanese superiority.
He doesn't have proof in form of reference or source He just blurted comment out of his back. It is very annoying to read

I wish the day come when China sink Mistral with one of the YJ18
 
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Hyperwarp

Captain
Quite sure max range for an anti-ships Attack sea skimming in more to supersonic speed on minimum about 40 / 50 km, a true efficient attack, you decrease this range of about 1/3. So 200 - 300 km.
It is the problem with range not always the true..
YJ-18 has terminal supersonic attack. The supersonic 'dart' kicks in very late. Going by the 3M-54 series, that final stage does reduce the range in the EXPORT variants. 3M-54E/3M-54TE max range is 220 km while 3M-54E1/3M-54TE1 is 300 km, but the the value for the Domestic Russian variants are not known.

When it comes to the YJ-18 we have no idea whether the 300 km - 400 km value is for the one with the supersonic dart or not.
 

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