Type 055 DDG Large Destroyer Thread


Just Hatched
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Would be interesting to know what 108's name would be. The number of names might be running out. My two bets:

Zhuhai. This is after the retirement of Type 051 no. 166 Zhuhai. So that name is now available, although it does have the potential of ending up with a 052D new batch.

Fushun. China's first four destroyers based on ex-Soviet Gnevny class were Anshan, Fushun, Changchun and Taiyuan. So three are taken, which leaves you with Fushun.
Fushun was taken as well. Type 056. 591 is its number now.

Richard Santos

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Ships from both builders all obviously have funnels. What dalian ships have in addition is called a funnel cap.

Funnel caps are typically used to help direct smoke away from surrounding structure. But on a modern stealthy warship it may just as well be designed to shield the top uptake from radars or infrared. It would be interesting to see if one could get a view looking down into the funnel caps of a Dalian ship.
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101's silhouette. Probably taken from a passenger plane window. It was in formation with Liaoning.