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Whats the difference between batch 2 and 3 in these drawings? I'm sure it's obvious, but I can't see it.Drawing is his own and tweet by
Translated from Japanese by Google
DDG-131 “Tahara” and Batch3 were also mentioned, so the 052D type was modified. ↓ Batch1,2,3 in order. By the way, “Tahara” is Batch2 in the middle.
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DDG 131 Taiyuan belongs to the intermediate batch between the first and the extended version. This is the first time a ship of this batch ever visited another country.
From what is clearly visible, Radar and the CIWS. The earliest 052D have Type-730 and the AESA has tube below is, like a windscreen wiper. The "batch 2" radar no longer has the "wiper" and CIWS is upgraded to Type-1130.
First batch --- The base 052D you all know about.