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


5unrise

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Has anyone found or heard anything concrete about the production of the Type 95 Tang class nuclear attack sub? There's like practically no leaked information, and all the western articles are pretty much purely based off speculation.
Is there any info like, whether it is in development stage, or is in production, and if so how many might have been built? In fact, what does it even look like?
 

Michaelsinodef

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Has anyone found or heard anything concrete about the production of the Type 95 Tang class nuclear attack sub? There's like practically no leaked information, and all the western articles are pretty much purely based off speculation.
Is there any info like, whether it is in development stage, or is in production, and if so how many might have been built? In fact, what does it even look like?
From what I've gathered/learnt, the PLA is very, very secretive about subs, more than any other equipment. So its probably uh, too much to expect good info or pictures of a newer sub.
 

Njamba Nene

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Has anyone found or heard anything concrete about the production of the Type 95 Tang class nuclear attack sub? There's like practically no leaked information, and all the western articles are pretty much purely based off speculation.
Is there any info like, whether it is in development stage, or is in production, and if so how many might have been built? In fact, what does it even look like?
Otger than the unofficial rumours, dont expect to hear anything concrete for many years
 

Broccoli

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I thought 093B is currently being produced with 095 coming next from 2025 to later this decade

Americans list original two 093 and four as 093A. It seems that what internet calls 095 is the 093B for Pentagon, unless PLAN is getting two different class of subs at same time (095 & 093B), but I dont see that happening.

They already begun building something in that new assembly hall.
 
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blindsight

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Americans list original two 093 and four as 093A. It seems that what internet calls 095 is the 093B for Pentagon, unless PLAN is getting two different class of subs at same time (095 & 093B), but I dont see that happening.

They already begun building something in that new assembly hall.
The 09IIIB and the 09V are different types. Chances are the 09IIIB is currently in mass production.
 

gelgoog

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We know they have built huge construction facilities. They used to have, I think, like one production line and now they have two huge new buildings. They probably increased their possible production capacity like sevenfold. So they must be building something.
 

Njamba Nene

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Americans list original two 093 and four as 093A. It seems that what internet calls 095 is the 093B for Pentagon, unless PLAN is getting two different class of subs at same time (095 & 093B), but I dont see that happening.

They already begun building something in that new assembly hall.
For me 093B implies continuous improvement based on the 093 hull akin to progress from 052C to 052D. While a new designation 095 to me implies a completely new cleansheet design akin to 055 that will serve as basis for future improvement.But i guess china watching is a lesson on patience, so we wait and all shall be revealed.
 

Tam

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Americans list original two 093 and four as 093A. It seems that what internet calls 095 is the 093B for Pentagon, unless PLAN is getting two different class of subs at same time (095 & 093B), but I dont see that happening.

They already begun building something in that new assembly hall.

China ZH wiki lists 9 submarines in active service.

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They listed the pennant numbers, ship names, which base they are deployed, and year they began service. That's impressive.

It seems there are three, not two, of the 093, and six, not four, of the 093A. About four of the subs are in the South China Seas, including three of the original ones.

A 10th submarine is about to be launched and is described as a 093B.
 

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