Type 072A landing ship

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Type 072A landing ship
Type 072A-class LST 911 TianZhuShan.jpg
Type 072A landing ship Tianzhu Shan (911)
History
China
Namesake: Named after mountains in China
Builder: Dalian Shipyard & others
Class overview
Name: Type 072A dock landing ship
Operators:  People's Liberation Army Navy
Preceded by: Type 072III
Completed: 12
Active: 12
General characteristics
Class & type: Yuting II class
Type: Dock landing ship
Displacement: 3430t standard, 4800t full
Length: 119.5m
Beam: 16.4.m
Draft: 2.8m
Propulsion: two PA6A280MPC diesel engine @ 9626 hp each
Speed: 14 kt cruise, 21 kt max
Range: 3000 nm @ 14 kt
Endurance: 20 days
Capacity: 500 tons, or 5 medium tanks or 8 trucks
Complement: 250 fully armed troops
Crew: 104
Armament: One 37 mm twin guns.

The Type 072A landing ship is the latest member of the Type 072 series of landing ships. A total of 12 ships have been identified, with most of them assigned to the 6th Detachment of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) South Sea Fleet at Zhanjiang. They received the NATO reporting name of Yuting II, the same as that of their predecessors, the Type 072III. Derived from the Type 072III, the most obvious visual difference between the Type 072A and all earlier models of the Type 072 series is that the step of the stepped superstructure on all earlier models has been eliminated.[1] In addition, the Type 072A is designed to accommodate air-cushioned landing craft through the incorporation of a deck well. Like its predecessor the Type 072III, the Type 072A has a helipad but no hangar.[1] The Type 072A is designed to carry 10 tanks, 4 landing craft, a medium helicopter and air cushioned vehicles; a total of 250 fully armed troops can be carried.[1]

Pennant No. IOC Fleet Shipyard Name
911 2003 North Sea Fleet Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company Tianzhu Shan
912 2003 North Sea Fleet Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company Daqing Shan
913 2003 East Sea Fleet China Shipbuilding Shipyard Baxian Shan
992 2003 South Sea Fleet Wuchang Shipyard Huading Shan
993 2003 South Sea Fleet China Shipbuilding Shipyard Luoxiao Shan
994 2003 South Sea Fleet Wuchang Shipyard Daiyun Shan
995 2003 South Sea Fleet China Shipbuilding Shipyard Wanyang Shan
996 2004 South Sea Fleet Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company Laotie Shan
997 2004 South Sea Fleet Wuchang Shipyard Lühua Shan
981 2015 East Sea Fleet Dabie Shan
982 2015 Taixing Shan
916 2016 East Sea Fleet Tianmu Shan

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Type 072A". Retrieved 2011.