Type 055 DDG Large Destroyer Thread


Biscuits

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According to this tweet, the fifth 055 has been launched.

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The faster they can roll out a full escort group’s worth of these ships, the better. PLAN needs a large amount of fleet destroyers. Even if China can’t match US’ 300 ship navy plan in numbers, introducing larger hulls with more sophisticated sensors could even the edge, especially if later 055s can fit railguns once they finish testing.
 

asif iqbal

Brigadier
The PLAN needs heavy escorts

Type 055 is the one

I am not surprised how fast they are going

But this is a very high tonnage warship a lot of work is needed
 

williamhou

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The faster they can roll out a full escort group’s worth of these ships, the better. PLAN needs a large amount of fleet destroyers. Even if China can’t match US’ 300 ship navy plan in numbers, introducing larger hulls with more sophisticated sensors could even the edge, especially if later 055s can fit railguns once they finish testing.
That was exactly the reason the Yamato was built :D
 

drunkmunky

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can you explain why they need a heavy escort?

I would think just more vessels could also do the job. can power projection not be done with smaller vessels?
 
can you explain why they need a heavy escort?

I would think just more vessels could also do the job. can power projection not be done with smaller vessels?
I think a need for heavier escorts is based on the tactical consideration:
  • "they" generally don't want to have a large number of vessels in a CSG, while
  • a larger warship mounts a higher number of missiles than a smaller warship, directly proportionally to displacement: Aug 14, 2019
(for instance two of Type 055 would mean 224 VLS cells which is an equivalent of three and a half of Type 052D)
 
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drunkmunky

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ok maybe I was thinking literally by tonnage.

A thought came to mind that when two ships collide, like many of the videos of chinese coast guard encounters in the south china sea, smaller vessels would not be able to move the weight of a larger vessel when there is contact.

So perhaps when the Type 055 is being used to define a physical border for a US vessel in the south china sea trying to establish or deny freedom of navigation, there would be a physical impedance there in the form of weight??????
 
ok maybe I was thinking literally by tonnage.

A thought came to mind that when two ships collide, like many of the videos of chinese coast guard encounters in the south china sea, smaller vessels would not be able to move the weight of a larger vessel when there is contact.

So perhaps when the Type 055 is being used to define a physical border for a US vessel in the south china sea trying to establish or deny freedom of navigation, there would be a physical impedance there in the form of weight??????
I don't think ramming is going to be a primary operational use of the Type 055
 

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