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Michaelsinodef

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Interesting what improvements would be on 055A ? I'd like to see IEP, Rail gun and 128 UVLS ... but perhaps a bit too much ;)
From the various videos I've been seeing I think chances are good that railguns will be on the 055A at the very least. (haven't they already been testing one on a naval vessel for a year or two now? It should have been working fine on land before they put it on sea, and there should also have been more improvements in terms of motor/electricity etc in the last couple of years.)
 

el pueblo unido

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From the various videos I've been seeing I think chances are good that railguns will be on the 055A at the very least. (haven't they already been testing one on a naval vessel for a year or two now? It should have been working fine on land before they put it on sea, and there should also have been more improvements in terms of motor/electricity etc in the last couple of years.)
Would you mind share with me how does a rail gun provide any tactical advantage compared with a regular gun ? can it be used for intercepting missiles ? As from the test video in the US version, they claimed it can shoot up to 100 nautical miles at mach 7.5 and impacting the target at mach 5, using only energy as its propellant.
 

Michaelsinodef

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Would you mind share with me how does a rail gun provide any tactical advantage compared with a regular gun ? can it be used for intercepting missiles ? As from the test video in the US version, they claimed it can shoot up to 100 nautical miles at mach 7.5 and impacting the target at mach 5, using only energy as its propellant.
Just some quick google searching about railguns compared to traditional guns, and you can find the number of advantages it have (lower cost per projectile, higher speed, longer range).

With that said, until one actually becomes operational with released stats, hard to say whether or not it will actually achieve those advantages, but China is investing into it, so they are very likely thinking that it will be the future when it comes to cannons.

As for the chinese railgun to be put on 055a (or well I think that will be on it), I think it would have some range of about 200km I believe? Way higher speed of course (not sure about details) and similarly should also have cheaper projectiles.

Would not be surprised that advanced AI or computers could make it possible for railguns to shoot down missiles in the future as well.
 

Tam

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An anonymous source hints that a new batch of ship building order has been assigned to Dalian & JNCX shipyards:

Twenty 052DG(or 052DL unofficially) for Dalian;

Eight 055A for JNCX.

Let's wait for more info.
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That's a big jump from pop3's rumors, namely on the 052D numbers from 9 to 20. No change on the 055's rumored increased numbers of 8.
 

11226p

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That's a big jump from pop3's rumors, namely on the 052D numbers from 9 to 20. No change on the 055's rumored increased numbers of 8.
When did he give a 052D number? Afaik he only stated construction would be ongoing wrt 052D.
 

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