Type 071 amphibious transport dock

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Not to be confused with Type 071 icebreaker.
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Type 071 amphibious transport dock ship Changbai Shan (989)
Class overview
Builders: Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding
Operators:  People's Liberation Army Navy Surface Force
In service: 2007
Building: 2
Planned: 6
Completed: 4
Active: 4
General characteristics
Type: Amphibious transport dock
Displacement: 25,000 tons full load.[1]
Length: 210 m (689 ft 0 in)
Beam: 28 m (91 ft 10 in)
Draft: 7 m (23 ft 0 in)
Propulsion:
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)[1]
Range: 10,000 nmi (19,000 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)[1]
Boats & landing
craft carried:
Capacity: 15–20 armoured vehicles
Troops: 500–800 troops
Complement: 120
Sensors and
processing systems:
Armament:
Aircraft carried: 4 Z-8 Super Frelon

The Type 071 (Yuzhao class) are amphibious warfare ships of the People's Republic of China's People's Liberation Army Navy. They are built by the Shanghai-based Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard and first entered service in late 2007.[2]

Kunlun Shan escorted by two Houbei Type 022 missile boats underway (2010)

Design[edit]

The Type 071 has a capacity of one marine battalion, including 500–800 troops, and 15–20 amphibious armoured vehicles. Troops and equipment can be deployed over longer distances and to more difficult terrain by hovercraft and helicopters.[3] The well deck can hold four Type 726 Yuyi class LCAC.[4]

The ship is armed with one 76 mm gun and four 30 mm close-in weapon systems.[3]

The Type 071 may operate as the flagship of a task force. As with similar ships, it may also conduct humanitarian and civilian evacuation missions in addition to amphibious landings.[3]

Export[edit]

The China State Shipbuilding and Trading Corp. consortium offered to build a modified Type 071 for the Royal Malaysian Navy. The Malaysians had a requirement for a 13,000-ton LPD; the Type 071 would cost a third of the similar US-built San Antonio-class LPD.[3]

Reports that Egypt will purchase the Type 071 amphibious transport dock ship.[5]

Ships of the class[edit]

 Number   Pennant Number   Name   Builder   Launched   Commissioned   Fleet   Status 
1 998 昆仑山 / Kunlun Shan Hudong 21 December 2006 13 November 2007 South Sea Fleet Active
2 999 井冈山 / Jinggang Shan Hudong 16 November 2010 30 October 2011 South Sea Fleet Active
3 989 长白山 / Changbai Shan Hudong 25 September 2011 23 September 2012 South Sea Fleet Active
4 988 沂蒙山/Yimeng Shan[6] Hudong 22 January 2015 1 February 2016[7] East Sea Fleet[6] Active[8]
5 978[citation needed] 泰山/Tai Shan[citation needed] Hudong East Sea Fleet[citation needed] Under construction[9]
6 979[citation needed] 唐古拉山/Tanggula Shan[citation needed] Hudong East Sea Fleet[citation needed] Planned

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://www.cssc.net.cn/component_news/news_detail.php?id=17797
  2. ^ "Chinese Amphibious Type 071 Class Landing Platform Dock". May 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Type 071 Landing Platform Dock". globalsecurity.com. 11 June 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "An Update on the Yuyi class LCAC". China Defense Blog. 2 April 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Egypt will purchase the Type 071 amphibious transport dock ship". Military.China.com. 2 November 2015. 
  6. ^ a b delvestudio (19 September 2015). "不声不响海试了:海军第4艘071登陆舰建成出海(secondary sources, with other person's photographs)" (in Chinese). 新浪图片. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "中国第4艘071型登陆舰将于2月1日服役部署东海(secondary sources, by anonymous author)" (in Chinese). 新浪军事. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  8. ^ 王朋飞 SN195, ed. (26 January 2016). "第4艘071级坞登舰2月1日入列东海舰队(secondary sources, with other person's photographs)" (in Chinese). 新浪图片. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  9. ^ 王静宇 SN194, ed. (22 January 2017). "何时造小平顶?中国第五艘在建071登陆舰曝光(secondary sources, with other person's photographs)" (in Chinese). 新浪图片. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 

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