Type 056 Class Opv/corvette


From near to far: 625 "Bazhong", another 056 shadowed by her, 552 "Guangyuan" and 520 "Hanzhong", probably in an ASW exercise (note the sonar cable towed by 625).

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In a column formation:

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Original footnote for both pictures: Three guided-frigates attached to the frigate flotilla of a navy base under the PLA Southern Theater Command steam in formation during a training exercise in waters of the South China Sea on Jan. 4, 2021. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Zhang Bin)
Just want to point out there are at least 4x 056 operating in formation as there is one 2nd nearest mostly blocked by 625 in the top picture.
 

xyqq

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Just want to point out there are at least 4x 056 operating in formation as there is one 2nd nearest mostly blocked by 625 in the top picture.
Yes, likely to be five or even six 056 corvettes in the formation: in addition to the one in the shadow of 625, there should be at least another on which the photographer stood.
Thus, perhaps all the six 056 members of the 18th Frigate Squadron participated in the exercise. In addition to 625, 552, and 520, the other three in the squadron are 626 Wuzhou, 627 Enshi, and 628 Yongzhou.
 

TheNavigator

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Type 056A updated list in July 2020

PLAN Sanmenxia (593) Batch I
PLAN Zhuzhou (594)
PLAN Huangshi (502)
PLAN Suqian (504)

PLAN Qinhuangdao (505) Batch II
PLAN Jingmen (506)
PLAN Tongren (507)
PLAN Quijing (508)
PLAN Ezhou (513)
PLAN Liupanshui (514)
PLAN Hanzhong (520)
PLAN Yiwu (518)
PLAN Xuancheng (535)
PLAN Yichun (556)
PLAN Guangyuan (552)
PLAN Suining (551)
PLAN Wuhai (540)
PLAN Zhang Wei (541)
PLAN Deyang (554)
PLAN Nanchong (557)

PLAN Bazhong (625) Batch III
PLAN Shuozhou (610)
PLAN Panzhihua (621)
PLAN Wuzhou (626)
PLAN Liaocheng (608)
PLAN Zhangjiakou (605)
PLAN Lu’an (611)
PLAN Ganzhou (620)
PLAN Dingzhou (603)
PLAN Enshi (627)
PLAN Yongzhou (628)
PLAN Wenshan (623)
PLAN Jingdezhen (617)
PLAN Xiaogan (615)
PLAN Guang’an (622)




(the two hulls with disputed commissioning status, as Lethe mentioned, are Enshi 627 and Guang’an 622 or Dingzhou 603)
New update Feb 2021

PLAN Bazhong (625) Batch III
PLAN Shuozhou (610)
PLAN Panzhihua (621)
PLAN Wuzhou (626)
PLAN Liaocheng (608)
PLAN Zhangjiakou (605)
PLAN Lu’an (611)
PLAN Ganzhou (620)
PLAN Dingzhou (603)
PLAN Enshi (627)
PLAN Yongzhou (628)
PLAN Wenshan (623)
PLAN Jingdezhen (617)
PLAN Xiaogan (615)
PLAN Guang’an (622)
PLAN Mudanjiang (604)
PLAN Dongying (606)
PLAN Tai’an (616)
PLAN Tongling (629)
PLAN Suizhou (624)
PLAN Songyuan (600)
PLAN Pingdingshan (602)
PLAN Laiwu (607)
PLAN Tianmen (631)
PLAN Shizuishan (609)
PLAN Aba (630)
PLAN Nanyang (619)
PLAN Jining (636)
PLAN Shiyan (637)
PLAN Shangqiu (618)

I'll try to post a more thorough list, with original names and launch dates, sometime next week.
 

by78

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Image taken at a recent exercise. Note the significantly upgrade machine gun mount, complete with optics, redesigned ballistic shield, and a new (?) magazine box painted in white.

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Richard Santos

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Image taken at a recent exercise. Note the significantly upgrade machine gun mount, complete with optics, redesigned ballistic shield, and a new (?) magazine box painted in white.

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Can the mount fire in an unmanned role? It doesn’t look like an fully automated mount.
 

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