Type 075 LHD discussion


Lethe

Senior Member
A couple of days ago I went to see the LHD HMAS Adelaide in the city of the same name. It may be the largest ship ever operated by the Royal Australian Navy, but it is also ugly and resembles nothing so much as a brick floating on the water. Of course, most LHDs look like this. I was reminded of the line from Douglas Adams' 'The Long Dark Tea-Time of The Soul' about the ugliness of airports:

It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on Earth has ever produced the expression "as pretty as an airport". Airports are ugly. Some are very ugly. Some attain a degree of ugliness that can only be the result of a special effort. This ugliness arises because airports are full of people who are tired, cross, and have just discovered that their luggage has landed in Murmansk (...) and the architects have on the whole tried to reflect this in their designs.
This could easily be repurposed to be about LHDs.

All of which is a roundabout way of saying that I hope China's forthcoming design is at least aesthetically … well, attractive might be too much to hope for, but at least tolerable. China is building some of the best-looking ships in the world right now, so there is hope.
 

asif iqbal

Brigadier
Mistral class looks worse

It really is a cardboard box floating in the water

Also looks too tall, very ugly design by the French
 

asif iqbal

Brigadier
Definitely the top one is LHD, look at the hanger cutaway, the length and the width

The aft still needs assembly

Below that is Type 071 which looks well completed

This is finally confirmation that LHD is under construction in China after so many years

Also big news that it’s with 8th LPD at HD
 

Sczepan

Senior Member
VIP Professional
Definitely the top one is LHD, look at the hanger cutaway, the length and the width

The aft still needs assembly

Below that is Type 071 which looks well completed

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Why LHD? 071 is correct for both ships in dock as I think -- same dimensions …
 

cn_habs

Junior Member
Definitely the top one is LHD, look at the hanger cutaway, the length and the width

The aft still needs assembly

Below that is Type 071 which looks well completed

This is finally confirmation that LHD is under construction in China after so many years

Also big news that it’s with 8th LPD at HD
Sorry, could you repost the image? Thanks.
 

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