PLAN Type 051B/C Class Destroyers


Tam

Major
Registered Member
Is there a reason why these ships don't simply use YJ-18? Wouldn't it simplify logistics and maintainace as well as drive down unit costs to just have a single AShM?
Maybe YJ-18 needs to be VLS only, since they can nearly be 9 meters long. The YJ-12 with booster might be somewhere over 6.3 meters to 7.
 

Tam

Major
Registered Member
This is not the part of Dalian that has the destroyer fitting pool so 116 and 117 isn't there for maintenance. This is the area closer to the carriers. Given the arrival of a Type 901 in Dalian, my thoughts is that these two destroyers are meant to escort both Carrier 002 and the Type 901 to a trial and exercise.
 

by78

Brigadier
This is not the part of Dalian that has the destroyer fitting pool so 116 and 117 isn't there for maintenance. This is the area closer to the carriers. Given the arrival of a Type 901 in Dalian, my thoughts is that these two destroyers are meant to escort both Carrier 002 and the Type 901 to a trial and exercise.
Oops, I actually meant Qingdao, not Dalian. For some reason, I always get these two cities mixed up.
 

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