Type 055 DDG Large Destroyer Thread


by78

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The same two ships as in the above post, but seen from the air.

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Cloud_Nine_

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Just curious have we seen pictures of type 055s firing missiles from their VLSs? I remember only scenes of the main battery, 1130 and HQ-10.
 

Cloud_Nine_

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VLS is not the advantage here

the one advantage Type 055 will have other large destroyers is the railgun

railgun is what will define the Type 055 not the VLS
That will have to wait until new 055As come out no? I don't think they have the electric capacity for a railgun currently. Then again a fully electric 055 has a lot more than just railgun too.

But on a side note I am just curious for pics (
 

Cloud_Nine_

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And in any case, the cruiser classification is not terribly relevant these days. Distributed and network combat systems can relegate command to cloud servers shared by multiple combatants rather than just one. Whether the vessel appointed command in fleet AAW is called a cruiser or a large destroyer really doesn't make much of a difference.

However, in both USN and PLAN, Type 055 and Zumwalt COs are one rank above ordinary DDG COs. So it's not like there isn't a difference between large destroyers and normal DDG. But perhaps the difference is small enough that whether to call them Large DDGs or CGs really is down to semantics.
 

Gloire_bb

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But perhaps the difference is small enough that whether to call them Large DDGs or CGs really is down to semantics.
We still have that (unverified?) info that 052d are limited to 16 strike cells, while 055 is 100% full length.
I.e. difference for some applications(strike) may actually be manifold.
 

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