Type 09III/09IV (093/094) Nuclear Submarine Thread


Hendrik_2000

Lieutenant General
From Henri K blog
Further proof that the new Chinese Type 09IIIB nuclear attack submarine, equipped with VLS tubes for ground attack missions, is still not in service today. The choice of equipment manufacturers and materials suppliers will only be known at the beginning of August.

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SinoSoldier

Colonel
From Henri K blog
Further proof that the new Chinese Type 09IIIB nuclear attack submarine, equipped with VLS tubes for ground attack missions, is still not in service today. The choice of equipment manufacturers and materials suppliers will only be known at the beginning of August.

EAjaYIPVAAAMra9.jpg

Interesting, since Henri K.'s previous post suggested that the 09IIIB's nuclear reactor was undergoing installation. This latest news suggests that construction has barely even started.

So why build the 09IIIB on an almost-concurrent timeline as the 09V?
 

Totoro

Captain
VIP Professional
or the 093b *is* 095. not literally, of course. but in context of people's expectations. (that might mean 095 won't be seen for another ten years)
 

Interstellar

Junior Member
Registered Member
From Henri K blog
Further proof that the new Chinese Type 09IIIB nuclear attack submarine, equipped with VLS tubes for ground attack missions, is still not in service today. The choice of equipment manufacturers and materials suppliers will only be known at the beginning of August.

EAjaYIPVAAAMra9.jpg
Finally, my words are confirmed:D
 

taxiya

Brigadier
Registered Member
We have seen four variants of 09III. The original, no sail shaping, no hump and three others with different size of humps. Are people here saying that all these "humped" are 09IIIAs? And the bigger humped are experiments not for service and eventually modified to this one, they true final 09IIIA? It seems to me to be a very wasteful and crazy development strategy. Therefor, I will remain cousious to interpret the table in post #2141.
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Tam

Brigadier
Registered Member
Maybe the original 09III --- no hump. 09IIIA --- have hump. They might have a further suffix after A, like G. Who really knows?

When it comes to ships, as opposed to the planes, it seems that the difference of a letter represents a significant technology bump. Very significant indeed. Ex. 052 -> 052B -> 052C -> 052D. The 052D gets an extended version with a new VHF radar and minor improvements, no one is calling this 052E.

History of submarines tend to show many changes within a certain type. Example, Type XIIA, XIIB, XIIC, XIIC-41, XIIC-42, XIID, just to name a famous German U-boat.
 
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taxiya

Brigadier
Registered Member
Maybe the original 09III --- no hump. 09IIIA --- have hump. They might have a further suffix after A, like G. Who really knows?

When it comes to ships, as opposed to the planes, it seems that the difference of a letter represents a significant technology bump. Very significant indeed. Ex. 052 -> 052B -> 052C -> 052D. The 052D gets an extended version with a new VHF radar and minor improvements, no one is calling this 052E.

History of submarines tend to show many changes within a certain type. Example, Type XIIA, XIIB, XIIC, XIIC-41, XIIC-42, XIID, just to name a famous German U-boat.
I will settle on this "Who really knows?". :)
 

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