For the Warship Geeks in the Group–China’s Type 055

Image Analysis of photo of Chinese shipyard showing multiple warships at various stages of … [+]H I Sutton, with permission from @Loongnaval

The US Naval War College Digital Commons has made available an evaluation of China’s new 12,000 ton cruiser, the type 055, and its place in the PLAN based primarily on Chinese sources. It looks to be balanced and talks about both the ships and the systems on board.

They are building a lot of these.


2 thoughts on “For the Warship Geeks in the Group–China’s Type 055

  1. In the UK there is some talk about us reducing escort numbers even further. That we can be clever and do things another way. That is normally code for our budget is going to be shrunk or sunk into some immature tech that won’t work. Arguments like the hull in water being the fundamental seem to be lost on some. Something I have noticed about UK defence establishment it always tries to mask problems by pretending it is so much cleverer than anyone else. And the latter hasn’t be true for years.

    It doesn’t matter how many jump jets we cram into the QE I think the Chinese will win if push comes to shove in the Indian Ocean because the basics matter.

  2. Hopefully the PRC is using the “Shizhi” unit of measurements to reverse engineer Ukrainian Metrics. Like the Soviet’s trying to reverse engineer three B-29’s to produce the Tu-4, which didn’t translate well from SAE to European Metric…

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