Type 052C/052D Class Destroyers


schenkus

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Manually loading a round.

When would you load a round like this ?
Is this done only in case the normal feed mechanism fails somehow or is this the way to feed rounds into the magazine ?
I would assume there is an easier way to access the magazine.
 

KIENCHIN

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When would you load a round like this ?
Is this done only in case the normal feed mechanism fails somehow or is this the way to feed rounds into the magazine ?
I would assume there is an easier way to access the magazine.
Don’t think this is the normal way to feed ammunition into the magazine. I would think the magazine would be below deck in a carousel, this looks dangerous even along side let alone having to reload at sea. The turret for sure is unable to hold a large number of shells and would need reloading if the magazine in it.
 

Tam

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I find this deployment to be very interesting. Do you know where Midway Island is? That is very far. One has to consider that this formation has its home base in the Zhanjiang naval base in Guangdong province. Destroyer 161 Hohhot should be the 2nd Destroyer flotilla, which includes the 167 Shenzhen, 168 Guangzhou and 169 Wuhan. 161 Hohhot is accompanied by one of the Type 901, I think 967, and other vessels can be accompanying her. 161 is currently the newest and most advanced destroyer in the SCS fleet, but is the only advanced destroyer in the 2nd, which is in need of more 052Ds.

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中国海军远海联合训练编队,昨日跨过国际日期变更线,正在北太平洋中途岛以北继续向东航行
Translated by Google
The Chinese Navy's long-sea joint training formation crossed the international date change line yesterday and is continuing to sail north of Midway Island in the North Pacific.

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Tam

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Two more high-resolution images.


To be clear, these pictures, and the preceding three ones that belong to this set, are taken on Destroyer 161 in the deep Pacific and not Destroyer 175 in the Gulf of Aden.
 

Tam

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Got the full story here. Not going to put pictures as they are essentially the same ones already posted. That's a task force deep in the mid Pacific past the dateline, and it includes one frigate, one LPD and one SIGINT ship, along with the Type 052D and Type 901 AOE.

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Une flottille chinoise a franchi la ligne de changement de date pour entrer dans l'autre moitié de l'océan Pacifique. Elle est composée de : 2 x Destroyers (161 Hohhot et ?) 1 x Frégate 1 x LPD (987 Wuzhishan) 1 x Ravitailleur (967 Chaganhu) 1 x Navire SIGINT (857 Tianquanxing)
Translated from French by Google.
A Chinese flotilla crossed the date change line to enter the other half of the Pacific Ocean. She is made of : 2 x Destroyers (161 Hohhot and?) 1 x Frigate 1 x LPD (987 Wuzhishan) 1 x Supply Provider (967 Chaganhu) 1 x SIGINT vessel (857 Tianquanxing)
 

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