Type 055 DDG Large Destroyer Thread


by78

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Some nice high-resolution magazine scans. The text doesn't reveal anything important or interesting but merely mentions that she was undergoing intensive training and tests to get her up to full combat readiness.

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by78

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What's the deal with that? RCS and IR reduction?

The addition is faceted and clearly designed with reducing RCS in mind. It could be that they needed to lengthen the forward exhaust stack, and this is the RCS reduction solution they came up with.
 

Bltizo

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The addition is faceted and clearly designed with reducing RCS in mind. It could be that they needed to lengthen the forward exhaust stack, and this is the RCS reduction solution they came up with.

Agreed, but why extend the forward exhaust in the first place?
I imagine it's because it provides some IR suppression benefit.
 

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