Type 054/A FFG Thread II


Austin Powers

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NSMs. Pretty advanced antiship missile. Stealthy, littoral capable and jam resistant because it has an imaging IR seeker.
The canister launchers are bad for RCS and looks fugly. Type 054B don't have canister launchers liked Type 054A. Type 054B is strictly VLS like other latest corvettes such as Karakurt class, Gremyashchiy class.
 

Tam

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Canister launchers are really bad for RCS. Even Russia's Karakurt class corvettes that don't even weight 1000 tons don't have canister launchers.
Yes it is, especially when its not covered on the sides like that, like you see with the Tuo Chiang class missile corvettes.

What struck me is the poor condition of the Giffords in general. I am not sure what's happening to these ships.

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Tam

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The canister launchers are bad for RCS and looks fugly. Type 054B don't have canister launchers liked Type 054A. Type 054B is strictly VLS like other latest corvettes such as Karakurt class, Gremyashchiy class.
I am not sure if the 054B won't have canister launchers, and saying so would be supposition and speculation at this point, even it makes sense not to have one. I would think the greater motivator of the 054B using VLS to launch antiship missiles is when it is decided that the class would use YJ-18 for its antiship missiles instead of YJ-83 or YJ-12.

You can conceal canister launchers to reduce RCS. See below on the Tuo Chiang. Also like frigates of the Iver Huitfeldt class.

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Austin Powers

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I am not sure if the 054B won't have canister launchers, and saying so would be supposition and speculation at this point, even though its a logical one.

You can conceal canister launchers to reduce RCS. See below.

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Canister launchers lack the ability to launch in any direction. You have to point it at ship to shoot it. That's why it's inefficient.

Type 054B don't have canister launcher. It's shown in the picture.

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Tam

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Canister launchers lack the ability to launch in any direction. You have to point it at ship to shoot it. That's why it's inefficient.

Type 054B don't have canister launcher. It's shown in the picture.

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However, that's a fan art work. Hardly official.

For long range antiship missiles it does not matter where its pointed at, since the missile will simply turn to the direction of the target.
 

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