PLAN Sovremenny DDG 136, 137, 138 & 139 Thread


snake65

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Are they the same boilers and steam turbines as in Liaoning and Shandong? Just not 8 but 4 boilers and two instead of 4 steam turbines?

Then at least it would be clear that such a drive system can be built in China, because Shandong was not taken over by Russia or Ukraine, but newly built in China.
Yes, the powertrain in Pr.956 and Pr.11435/6 uses same high-pressure supercharged boilers KVG-3 and steam turbines GTZA-674. The boilers of this type are quite demanding on the quality of water and most of them were ruined in the 90's when money was sparse in RuNavy. PLAN has a long record of maintaining essentially the same type of steam boilers in 051 and their successors.
 

Tam

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The ship's EW capabilities are brought to the same standard as the 052C/D destroyers. Actually, all the refits including the 052 refit, 053H3 refit and the 051B refit, all has complete refits of their EW to bring them in line with the same standard as the destroyers. PLAN appears to have great confidence with its Type 726 EW suite.
 

yuxiaochen

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Most awesome picture, fully refitted, fully painted and fully in service. The picture is also no doubt an official PLA photo taken from another PLAN ship.
This photo was taken from a type 054, however the photo showing both ships is too large to upload...
 

Tam

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This photo was taken from a type 054, however the photo showing both ships is too large to upload...
Would be neat to see that.

By the way, sounds like a chinamil.com pic. Their photos there are at least 1.4mb which exceeds this forum's 1.3mb limit.
 
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