Type 055 DDG Large Destroyer Thread

Richard Santos

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radar antenna is just the small plate sitting on top of the barrel. the tubes on top and below the barrel are likely to be the recoil cylinder, which is a damper that absorbed the recoil movement of the barrel and breach, and the recouperator, which pushes a recoiled barrel back into battery for the next shot.


I’m just curious. I always noticed that modern Chinese naval guns had different tubes below and above the barrel. Does anyone know what functions they serve? Are they hydraulics, some sort of cooling system, recoil dampening system, apart of the reloading system?

I think for the 055, both tubes are part of the recoil damping system.

Team Blue

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One more magazine scan.

That's one good looking ship