Type 055 DDG Large Destroyer Thread

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  1. Bhurki
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    Its entirely possible #6 055 is launched by the end of 2019.
     
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    Fellas, the last few pages of posts are getting rather off topic from the 055. I'm going to move them to the PLAN 2020 fleet thread as that thread talks about future fleet size.
     
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    I wonder why the PLAN didn't or couldn't add an extra row of VLS at the rear launch area. Seems like an easy thing to do.

    Wonder whether the decision was political? To prevent an arms race?

    This vessel should have alot of designed in potential for growth. What do you think guys?
     
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    Warship isn't an empty bottle.
     
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    Fitted for but not with
     
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    Lol I hope you're being sarcastic. Space and weight distribution/management is one of the biggest challenges of building warships. Why do you think the US navy is having such a hard time sticking meaningful armaments onto the LCS structure.
     
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    the USN decided to operate unarmed scrap called LCSs to feed two shipyards, and the USN has been offered "meaningful armaments on the LCS structure" rather long time ago:
    Jan 17, 2019
    if you want, google for instance
    'lcs derivative for saudi arabia'
    to see what the USN LCSs could've been and to realize how the Pentagon crippled its lighter surface forces
     
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    Open pages of this thread with posts around July'2018.
    You'll find atleast 10 pages of discussion pertaining to this question.
     
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    I've been nursing a thought in my mind that a future IEP iteration of the 055 will be able to do away with the two forward GTs and a bank of 2 UVLS modules will replace them.
     
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    Key word here is "meaningful." For that, look at the proposals for the next gen frigate competition. Lockmart dropped out completely because they realize their LCS design simply cannot meet requirement. Australs keep having to lengthen their LCS boat in order to accommodate the missile counts
     
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