Type 055 DDG Large Destroyer Thread


Bltizo

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Not sure which unit this is or from which shipyard.

(1920 × 1080)

Is it just me or does it seem like the two ships are passing rather dangerously close from each other?

I imagine there must be an explanation for it, but golly gosh..
 

Bhurki

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Is it just me or does it seem like the two ships are passing rather dangerously close from each other?

I imagine there must be an explanation for it, but golly gosh..
Each of those containers are 40 feet long, and the fore deck of 055 is nowhere close to 4 of those combined..
So yeah its lens 'trickery'
 

Richard Santos

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The 055 looks to be about the cross the wake of the container ship, so the aspect angle of the container ship and the 055 would be significantly different. I would estimate the camera is roughly 30 degrees forward of the beam of the 055, but 60 degrees abaft the beam of the container ship. The difference in aspect angle distorts the relative apparent length of the containers to the apparent length of the 055’s fore deck. So it is useless for range assessment. A better measure is the height the railings on the deck of the two ships. It would appear the container ship is roughly 1.25 times further from the camera than the 055.
 

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