PLAN Type 052C/052D Class Destroyers


Totoro

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All the old images of 052c i find have the observation window for helicopter ops to the edge of the ship, opposite of the hangar. Actually, since the simplest explanations tend to be the best, I'll keep reserved on this twin hangar 052c issue. It may very well be that the low resolution is simply playing tricks on our eyes and that there may not be a second hangar. Further images will tell.
 

snake65

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All the old images of 052c i find have the observation window for helicopter ops to the edge of the ship, opposite of the hangar. Actually, since the simplest explanations tend to be the best, I'll keep reserved on this twin hangar 052c issue. It may very well be that the low resolution is simply playing tricks on our eyes and that there may not be a second hangar. Further images will tell.
Flycom is exactly where it was.
 

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lcloo

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So will they add 2 later ?
How do you explain the relocated control room for helicopter operations? Used to be closer to the center, how its shifted to the edge. I still think this may be two hangers.
We can use this photo of DDG 150 taken in 2012 for comparison. (My typo error stated 2013 in the photo).

Also, pls check photo attached in post #3734 above by Snake65.

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Tam

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We can use this photo of DDG 150 taken in 2012 for comparison. (My typo error stated 2013 in the photo).

Also, pls check photo attached in post #3734 above by Snake65.

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I got better picture and this was likely just before she entered into maintenance. Given that the control room has always been set so far to the side makes me think there is always that possibility that a dual hanger was designed as an option for the ship although I think the previous picture might only be an optical illusion caused by scaffolding around the ship. You can tell 150, like all or most 052Cs had already been minor refitted in the electronics ---- new ESM set near the ECM, and two circular datalinks above the bridge.


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