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


Totoro

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Yeah, definitely has some of that A26 sail design philosophy. Though the A26 sail also seems to be concentrated a lot on making the whole sail narrow at some point. The 093 image doesn't seem to imply that, the notch only seems to narrow the sail at the front of the sail base.

Here's an image accentuating possible and likely differences between older subs and this new photo.
newsub093two.jpg
 
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Oldschool

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There is a discussion in a Chinese show commenting the small hump on the 93b is unlikely VLS as the hump is not too tall and long. Surface ships can carry the antiship and cruise missiles.

The main job of 93b is hunt opposing subs.

So, they said the small hump is most likely for towed array sonar and additional sonar arrays on the side of the hump, increasing it's ability to detect opposing subs.
 

Totoro

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if you're talking about 093A, then yeah, the small hump is most likely for towed array system. There's been some articles explaining that idea in more detail but I can't remember where I read then. 093B has not yet been constructed, so we don't know what sort of hump or VLS is might have.
 

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