Type 055 DDG Large Destroyer Thread

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    Latest photo on the 1st unit's progress... The main gun is under wraps, as are the mystery sensors atop the bridge. The front starboard AESA panel doesn't appear to be installed yet, as the temporary cover is still in place.

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    the ship decoration flags look installed... sea trial soon?
     
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    Unless they have taken hull 1 back out of the water, that is hull 2 - about to be launched? Or an old photo.....
     
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    Is it hull #2? You know what, I think you might be right. Looking back at old photos, Hull #1's front starboard AESA panel appeared to have been installed at the time of its launch ceremony. So this could well be hull #2, unless somehow they are performing additional work on that panel.

    Hull #1's front starboard AESA panel as previously photographed:
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    It is likely that those are just covering plates at launch...they then take those off and install the actual electronics during outfitting...normally.

    I cannot say of they were already installed, but based on the other vessels, other DGs, carrier, etc. they install the electronics during outfitting.
     
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    What I saw from hull #1's launch was that the front starboard panel cover appears identical to 052D's normal panel cover: it definitely wasn't the temporary cover they use during outfitting, which looks crude and protrudes quite some ways, whereas the normal cover fits more flush.

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    Also the alleged X-band AESA cover looks beefier than the covers above it and suggests it may also have been installed.

    Also, if I am reading the draft markers correctly then either the "normal" or "full" displacement of the 055 places the navigational draft at 8.2m, which is less than I expected. I thought it would be more like in the 9 to 9.5m range.
     
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    Pop3 said the draught of PLAN vessels do not follow any international system of measurement. To convert from the system painted on the vessel to, say, metric, you need a conversion table which is classified.
     
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    About navigational draft markers on PLAN ships, I distinctively remember POP3 said they don't accurately correspond to real-world values. He said PLAN does this in order not to keep the ships' actual displacements a secret. The numbers on the draft markers have a particular ratio to the real values so that people in the know can read them and quickly calculate the actual draft.

    EDIT: I missed jobjed's reply that said essentially the same thing.
     
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    Not sure why they have to resort to such secrecy if other navies don't feel like they have to do this.
     
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