PLAN Type 072 LST News, Pics


FORBIN

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A new commissioned Taihanshan 982, 11 now

Chinese media has reported that the commissioning of a Type 072A Yuting II-class landing ship tank (LST) vessel, Taihanshan (982), took place on 21 October.

The LST is the second to be commissioned this year. Dabieshan (981) was commissioned on 23 May.

Nine other Type 072A LSTs are already in commission, although the most recent of these was completed in 2005. Internet sources suggest that an order for six more has been placed, with four to be built at the Wuchang shipyard in Wuhan, and two in Fujian.
The first Type 072 LSTs were introduced in the late 1970s, and the class has been developed through four variants. The latest of these, the Type 072A, is 120 m long with a full load displacement around 4,800 tonnes. Equipped with bow doors and a stern ramp, the vehicle deck runs the full length of the ship, under the bridge superstructure, and is capable of embarking up to 10 armoured vehicles. A total of 250 marines can also be carried. The ship has a flight deck for helicopter operations, although no hangar is fitted.

The latest two ships appear to be very similar to the previous Type 072A, although the twin 37 mm turret on the fo'c'sle has been replaced by a single-barrelled H/PJ-17 30 mm mounting, and a satellite communications aerial has been installed aft of the forward mast.
Two cranes are positioned on the upper deck, forward of the bridge, to facilitate offloading equipment into boats alongside or a jetty.

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North Sea Fleet
912 Great Cyan Mountain North Sea Fleet
913 Eight Immortals Mountain East Sea Fleet
992 Huading South Sea Fleet
993 Luoxiao Mountain South Sea Fleet
994 Cloud Wearing Mountain South Sea Fleet
995 Ten Thousands Goats Mountain South Sea Fleet
996 Old Iron Mountain South Sea Fleet
997 Clouded Misty Mountain South Sea Fleet
981 Dabie Shan East Sea Fleet
982 Taihanshan Fleet ?
983 Name ? Launched
 

lcloo

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A new commissioned Taihanshan 982, 11 now


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North Sea Fleet
912 Great Cyan Mountain North Sea Fleet
913 Eight Immortals Mountain East Sea Fleet
992 Huading South Sea Fleet
993 Luoxiao Mountain South Sea Fleet
994 Cloud Wearing Mountain South Sea Fleet
995 Ten Thousands Goats Mountain South Sea Fleet
996 Old Iron Mountain South Sea Fleet
997 Clouded Misty Mountain South Sea Fleet
981 Dabie Shan East Sea Fleet
982 Taihanshan Fleet ?
983 Name ? Launched
I like some of the names of these ships. Google translation? They are accurate, don't get me wrong.
 

FORBIN

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New 982 Taihanshan for ESF, 5th Landing Ship Flotilla, 15th Sqn homeported to Shanghai-Qiujiang as 981,the 3rd 072A for this unit

912 Great Cyan Mountain North Sea Fleet
913 Eight Immortals Mountain East Sea Fleet
992 Huading South Sea Fleet
993 Luoxiao Mountain South Sea Fleet
994 Cloud Wearing Mountain South Sea Fleet
995 Ten Thousands Goats Mountain South Sea Fleet
996 Old Iron Mountain South Sea Fleet
997 Clouded Misty Mountain South Sea Fleet
981 Dabieshan East Sea Fleet
982 Taihanshan East Sea Fleet
983 Name ? Launched
 

Jeff Head

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So, I have this for the last two that have been commissioned:

981 大别山/ Dabie Shan WuChong Shipyard East Sea Fleet Active
982 大韩珊/Taihan Shan WuChong Shipyard East Sea Fleet Active

That makes eleven Type 072As with the twelfth launched and fitting out.

And according to that report, there will ultimately now be sixteen Type 072As (if I read it right) with four more on order.

That's pretty impressive because that will mean a total of 33 Type 072 LSTs of all sorts and that is a long production run from the PLAN.

They really like that basic design...of which, IMHO, the Type 072A is by far the best.
 
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FORBIN

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981 大别山/ Dabie Shan Wuchang East Sea Fleet Active
982 大韩珊/Taihan Shan Wuchang East Sea Fleet Active
I have with translation :
981大别山 : Dabie Mountains
982太行山 : Taihang Mountains

Maybe you think but Wuchang is not a part of the name but a port in fact Shangai Wusong but wrong they are based to Shanghai-Qiujiang, i am sure.

Who told me there are only about ten years ago i have need speak Chinese :rolleyes: :D
 

Jeff Head

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Maybe you think but Wuchang is not a name but a port in fact Shangai Wusong but wrong they are based to Shanghai-Qiujiang, i am sure.
I thought that WuChang was meant to be the yard where they were built.
 

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