PLAN Fleet supply vessels

asif iqbal

Brigadier
A fast tanker

Very good asset to have

Easily sustain a carrier strike group at sea for staging

I would think they have built 2 units after the 003 is ready build another two optimised Type 901A bit heavier tonnage for CV-18

They should also form a VERTRP rotary wing squadron for these units

Highly trained pilots for high cross wind operations

Z8C would be perfect two on each tanker

Even they could triple up if they built 3 hangers

But I love naval helicopters surely 2 is enough
 

abc123

Junior Member
Registered Member
I wonder, with second aircraft carrier coming in service soon and third in construction, wouldn't the Chinese Navy need to order more Type 901 ships? At least 2 more?
 

Tam

Captain
Registered Member
I wonder, with second aircraft carrier coming in service soon and third in construction, wouldn't the Chinese Navy need to order more Type 901 ships? At least 2 more?
Yes. And more. The Type 901 isn't tied with carriers alone. They are also used with surface groups of consisting only of destroyers and frigates. For example, just recently earlier this month, a task group consisting of two destroyers and two frigates went through the Miyako Straits into the Philippine Sea and went around it. The group is supplied with a Type 901.
 

asif iqbal

Brigadier
Absolutely beautiful

But no helicopters

Twin hangers and 3 other openings for rotary UAV but still nothing

A dedicated VERTREP helicopter squadron made up of the new Z8C should be stationed on board 24/7
 
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