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: 15
Active: 15
General characteristics
Class and type: Yuting II class
Type: Dock landing ship
Displacement: 3,430t (standard), 4,800t (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.
Aviation facilities: Helipad for 1 medium-lift helicopter

The Type 072A landing ship is the latest member of the Type 072 series of landing ships. A total of 15 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]

Ships of the class[edit]

Number Pennant Number Name Builder Launched Commissioned Fleet Status
1 911 天柱山 / Tianzhu Shan Dalian 2003 North Sea Fleet Active
2 912 大青山 / Daqing Shan Dalian 2003 North Sea Fleet Active
3 913 八仙山 / Baxian Shan Zhonghua 2003 East Sea Fleet Active
4 992 华顶山 / Huading Shan Wuchang 2003 South Sea Fleet Active
5 993 罗霄山 / Luoxiao Shan Zhonghua 2003 South Sea Fleet Active
6 994 戴云山 / daiyun Shan Wuchang 2003 South Sea Fleet Active
7 995 万羊山 / Wanyan Shan Zhonghua 2003 South Sea Fleet Active
8 996 老铁山 / laotie Shan Dalian 2004 South Sea Fleet Active
9 997 绿华山 / Lvhua Shan OR 云雾山 / Yunwu Shan Wuchang 2004 North Sea Fleet Active
10 981 大别山 / Dabie Shan Wuchang 23 May 2015 East Sea Fleet Active
11 982 太行山 / Taihang Shan Wuchang 21 October 2015 East Sea Fleet Active
12 916 天目山 / Tianmu Shan 12 January 2016 East Sea Fleet Active
13 914 武夷山 / Wuyi Shan 7 March 2016 East Sea Fleet Active
14 915 徂徕山 / Culai Shan 7 March 2016 East Sea Fleet Active
15 917 五台山 / Wutai Shan 7 March 2016 East Sea Fleet Active

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Type 072A". Retrieved 7 June 2015.