PLAN Type 071 LPD News, Pics, and Reports


Bltizo

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why is it that the side access/vehicle loading door is only on one side? do they never intend to load from the other side?
Why do you think the ro-ro ramp is only on one side?

There's one on both the starboard side (picture on last page) and port side (below).
It's pretty easy to look up online with the requisite search terms.


 

asif iqbal

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Yes and this gives access to the lower compartment infront of the well deck which also has a ramp to a compartment to a floor above for 8-12 x IFV on each deck compartment

They could pretty much load the vehicles from the side dock and they could drive all the way along onto the LCAC in the well deck
 

Tam

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7隻目の071型LPDが舷側に艦番号「986」を記載。間もなく就役するものとみられている
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>071型は現在8隻が建造されており、滬東造船廠は年間1隻の071型を就役させる建造能力を有している
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The 7th type 071 LPD has the ship number “986” on the side. Expected to enter service soon
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> There are currently 8 ships of the 071 type, and Nakdong Zosen has the ability to build one 071 model annually (continued)

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Jeff Head

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I remember after they built the 3rd one and we were all so impressed when we found a pic of all three.

Now we see that and know that there are four more already built and in the water.

Pretty significant achievement, and the only nation on earth with that many large LPDs outside the US. With all of the Type 072As and 072 IIIs, the PLAN has significant amphibious capability and now we ad the Type 074 in there and you know that the PLAN is building an Amphibious capability to rival that of the US. I wonder how many Type 075s they intend?

The US has 8 Wasp class LHDs, each displacing 40,000 tons+, and now has built two America class LHAs with the third building. The US will stop with either 11 or 12 HD/LHA Amphibious groups. And remember, now with the F-35B and its 5th gen VTOL capability they US can convert, at any time and in quick order 4-6 of those ships to be carriers if they felt a need to...and with 24 or so F-35Bs, they would be a poerful "escort" carrier.

I know the PLAN is feeling the need for a 5th gen naval fighter, and I would not doubt, when it comes out, that it will have VTOL so they can take advantage of the Type 075 in the same fashion. I am exoecting it as tome point in the future. With Japan, South Korea, Italy, Spain, Turkeu and pssibly Australia and India lining up for the F-35B, it will only make sense for the OKAB t equio their own vessels with the same capability.
 

Tetrach

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is it me or these ships don't go at sea very often ? Everytime I come to this channel there's an endless succession of Type 071 at port !
 

Tam

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is it me or these ships don't go at sea very often ? Everytime I come to this channel there's an endless succession of Type 071 at port !
There are two extremes in their mission. One is to have amphibious exercises with the PLA Marines in the South China Seas. The other, is that they go into long deployments into the Indian Ocean, such as Gulf of Aden escort missions, or do exercises in the Indian Ocean.
 

asif iqbal

Brigadier
this year I hope we stop seeing empty Type 726 LCAC and start to see the PLAN getting serious with amphibious assault exercises

I hope this decade brings in a vast array of LCAC operations show casing Chinas ability to conduct amphibious operations with loaded LCAC

well deck packed with loaded LCAC and heavy cargo on them like trucks and military containers and other vehicles

I would also like to see newer Z8C helicopters operating in packs of 4 from these LPD

4 in the hanger or 2 on deck and 2 in the hanger rotors on moving seeing heavy loads on them while simultaneously showing LCAC loaded leaving the well deck

quick succession of landings and takes off with refuelling on the deck

with 8 x LPD China needs to start getting ambitious with these ships and start operating for which hey we're designed

2020 we need to see the tempo going into the next gear, the last decade was just too slow and disappointing
 

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