Type 055 DDG Large Destroyer Thread


Totoro

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There are only two other CCL VLS in the world.

One is the Russian UKSK VLS.


And the other is the Mk. 57 VLS used in the Zumwalt.
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Mk57 uses a central exhaust system where each cell's exhaust goes downward into the central system, and is finally ejected via two exhaust tubes. One at the beach end of a 4 cell module of mk57 system. The whole 4 cell module has thus 6 doors. 4 are for the missiles and two slightly smaller ones, one at each end, are for the exhaust.
 

Tam

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Mk57 uses a central exhaust system where each cell's exhaust goes downward into the central system, and is finally ejected via two exhaust tubes. One at the beach end of a 4 cell module of mk57 system. The whole 4 cell module has thus 6 doors. 4 are for the missiles and two slightly smaller ones, one at each end, are for the exhaust.
You're right.

Mk_57_VLS_16_Auto_1.jpg
 

ZeEa5KPul

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Mk57 uses a central exhaust system where each cell's exhaust goes downward into the central system, and is finally ejected via two exhaust tubes. One at the beach end of a 4 cell module of mk57 system. The whole 4 cell module has thus 6 doors. 4 are for the missiles and two slightly smaller ones, one at each end, are for the exhaust.
I wonder about the capacity of a central system like this or a flame trench for simultaneous firing - there might be backblast into another cell if its venting valve is open. How is this mitigated?
 

Deino

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Guys ... please stop discussing VLS and especially Mk57 in general in the Type 055 thread! That's now too far off.
 

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