PLAN Type 071 LPD News, Pics, and Reports


sumdud

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Does anyone have an idea of what landing craft the Type 71 LPD will use?
We can drop the Type 722, since it's been cancelled.
We can also drop the Type 724, rather impractical.
And the Zubr will probably not fit under its hull.

The only one I can think of is this:
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Note the two type of landing crafts, 1 is the 724, the other, bigger 1 has been pictured but never talked of. I think there is a vehicle lander also but I don't know where the photo is.

Anyway, any ideas what'll be in their belly?
 

Sczepan

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Type 071 LPD

at http://www.sinodefenceforum.com/showthread.php?t=310&page=2:
just a little update on this, China actually has a new program going for a LPD, although not as large as San Antonio class. From the looks of it, it looks to be launched in late September.
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According to one of the specs:
normal displacement: 12.3 tonnes
maximum displacement: 17.6 tonnes
HHQ-7 for air defense
2 Z-8 copters
using a 76mm gun
[qimg]http://www.centurychina.com/plaboard/uploads/ChinaWuDeng_Clear1_1.jpg[/qimg]
Not sure if this is 071, but the gun used is the 76mm gun.
[qimg]http://www.anyboard.net/gov/mil/anyboard/uploads/76mm_050930232117__1.jpg[/qimg]

As for 072-III, apparently this is current 072III count mentionned on CDF.
911-913, 918, 992-996 and possibly 987
So, there are 9 or 10 072III

Note, the 072III hasn't been updated for a while on sinodefense page.


If you want to read more on 071 and can understand Chinese, here it is:
中国自行研制一级1.8万吨船坞登陆舰 (zt)



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I think, its time for a new thread
pic Nr. 1 seems to be the hull, and at the right hand the deckshouse (see pic 2)
 

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Jeff Head

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Re: Type 071 LPD

..hm hm ... hüstel ... so we have a nice comparment between PLAN Type 071 LPD and US LPD-17 ;)
Dass stimmt!

bd popeye said:
You are correct. Actually the last two are LPD-17 pics. The one of the port side of the ship is the inital design..jeez...
The San Antonio is a much larger vessel with very distinctive lines...and cannot be mistaken for what the PLAN is either building...or contemplating, although their are similarities.

However, I have seen some pics today specualting on how the actual vessel we see building might look and they are much closer to what that vessel actually is shaping up to look lile (if indeed it is to be an LPD) and this is what they come up with:



 
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bd popeye

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Re: Type 071 LPD

Hey Jeff..That website you got those pics from is not letting me in. I cannot see the pics just little red x.

Anyway the only ships in the USN that are larger than an LPD-17 class are LCC's, LHA/LHD & CVN's/. LPD-17's are big ships.

I do not doubt the PLAN is building an LPD but I want to see that superstructure on top of that alledged hull then we shall know for sure.
 

planeman

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I still aren't convinced that hull is an LPD. Just saying this so that I can say "told you so" when the dock is found to be missing :)
 

Jeff Head

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Hey Jeff..That website you got those pics from is not letting me in. I cannot see the pics just little red
I downloaded them and then loaded them on my own space. They should show up now.

bd popeye said:
I do not doubt the PLAN is building an LPD but I want to see that superstructure on top of that alledged hull then we shall know for sure.
Agreed...we'll know soon in any case. They are working pretty hard on that one and more pics will come out in the near future confirming or disproving it...one way or another.

In the mean time they now have nine or ten of the large LST type vessels that themselves look pretty capable. Just not up to air assault or well deck operations, and not as big.

 

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