Does anyone have the speculative fan renderings of the type 75? I’m curious as to which one was closest to the actual design.
Jeff Head still has this on his page, and the design goes back to 2009.
One interesting detail is the use of HQ-16 missiles for self defense manifested in VLS and target illuminator. The HQ-10 only came into service in 2013, so such a system wasn't in the imagination years earlier.
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The source was originally circulated by the Chinese press at 2009 and presumed to be fan boy art with the hots on the Mistral. Bigger pictures of it from various postings in the CDF back in 2009. One detail of note is that he nailed in the design of the forward superstructure and bridge, and having an elevator to the rear rather than on the sides, as some other fan art did. He wasn't far off with the design of the funnels although he did split it into two.
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