PLAN Zubr Large Air Cushion Landing Craft


Viktor Jav

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Are you comparing a LCAC with capital ship?
Nope, I am referring to a fleet of 10 large sized LCAC, which Blitzs has to helpfully pointed out .
Which would be a stupid comparison
And I fail to see how you would think of it that way, money and funding does not distinguish between platforms or services. What matters in the end is how many dollar (or in this case, yuan) bills are required to keep something running. In this case a fleet of 10 Zubrs would not be anywhere more expensive to build and to operate in comparison to a full sized amphibious assault vessel. And seeing that China is willing to invest in more costly platforms like aircraft carriers and nuclear subs, money would be the last realistic barrier to the Zubr's production.
 

AndrewS

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Nope, I am referring to a fleet of 10 large sized LCAC, which Blitzs has to helpfully pointed out .

And I fail to see how you would think of it that way, money and funding does not distinguish between platforms or services. What matters in the end is how many dollar (or in this case, yuan) bills are required to keep something running. In this case a fleet of 10 Zubrs would not be anywhere more expensive to build and to operate in comparison to a full sized amphibious assault vessel. And seeing that China is willing to invest in more costly platforms like aircraft carriers and nuclear subs, money would be the last realistic barrier to the Zubr's production.
Yes, a Zubr is far cheaper than a full-sized amphibious vessel.

But a more accurate comparison is that in terms of capacity and range, a Zubr ($79M) is roughly equivalent to 3 smaller LCACs ($41M?)

And if you need to operate LCACs beyond 250km, a Zubr won't fit onto an full-sized amphibious vessel like a Type-071 LPD ($300M?)
 

Tam

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Chinese Zubr certainly differs from the Russian one in terms of radars and sensors, along with using the stealthy turret AK-630.

The Russians use the typical MR123 Bass Tilt fire control radar, which uses the radar to directly lock and aim the guns on. The Chinese version has a navigation and a search radar --- looks like Type 362, which is straight out of the Type 022 Houbei --- but these can only be used to spot the targets, then queue an EO system --- which also looks like from the Houbei --- will lock and aim the guns on.

Interesting detail for the geek.


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