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China’s 3rd Type 075 LHD Anhui 安徽 Commissioned With PLAN​

China's third Type 075 Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) (NATO reporting name: Yushen-class LHA) was commissioned this week (likely today) with the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy)'s East Sea Fleet. The vessel is named after Anhui (安徽), an eastern Chinese province known for its Huangshan Mountains.

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A local ship spotter shared a picture on Weibo showing the Type 075 vessel (with pennant 33) in “full dress”, a display of flags in celebration of important events (in this case, the commissioning ceremony) as well as what is likely the PLAN ensign at the stern. Anhui (33) is the third ship of the class and was expected to join the PLAN by year-end.

First ship-in-class Hainan (pennant number 31) was commissioned with the PLAN during a grand ceremony on 23 April 2021 at the naval base in Sanya (Hainan island) in presence of Chinese president Xi Jinping. The vessel was launched in September 2019 and started sea trials in August 2020 . The second Type 075 Guangxi (32) was launched in April 2020, started its sea trials in December 2020 and was commissioned in December 2021.

Anhui (33) was launched in January 2021 and started sea trials in November 2021. This represents an impressive rate of one LHD launched every 6 months by the Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai. The same yard also produces frigates and LPDs for export.

About China’s Type 075 LHD

The Chinese Navy officially started development work on the Type 075 in 2011. The project called for a helicopter carrier displacing more than 30,000 tonnes. Its aim is likely to increase the “vertical” amphibious assault capability with the very mountainous East Coast of Taiwan in mind.

As for its specifications, open data speak of “36,000 tons of displacement”, “capacity of 28 helicopters”, “diesel engine with the 12,000 kW 16PC2-6B” and “four CIWS including two HQ-10 and two H/PJ-11”.

While the Type 075 appears to be slightly smaller than the U.S. Navy’s LHA, it is larger compared to French or Spanish/Australian LHD equivalents. It is actually pretty close in size to Italy’s future Trieste LHD.

The first Type 075 was constructed in record time (this has become the norm nowadays, for Chinese shipbuilding: extremely fast construction pace that no one can match). While there is currently no evidence of more hulls being built, the PLAN is said to have an expressed need for eight ships of this class. A larger version is rumored to be planned (sometimes referred as Type 076).

When fully operational, the new Type 075 LHD will bolster the PLAN’s amphibious capabilities, which today rely on the Type 071 LPD design.

 

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China’s 3rd Type 075 LHD Anhui 安徽 Commissioned With PLAN​

China's third Type 075 Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) (NATO reporting name: Yushen-class LHA) was commissioned this week (likely today) with the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy)'s East Sea Fleet. The vessel is named after Anhui (安徽), an eastern Chinese province known for its Huangshan Mountains.

01 Oct 2022

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A local ship spotter shared a picture on Weibo showing the Type 075 vessel (with pennant 33) in “full dress”, a display of flags in celebration of important events (in this case, the commissioning ceremony) as well as what is likely the PLAN ensign at the stern. Anhui (33) is the third ship of the class and was expected to join the PLAN by year-end.

First ship-in-class Hainan (pennant number 31) was commissioned with the PLAN during a grand ceremony on 23 April 2021 at the naval base in Sanya (Hainan island) in presence of Chinese president Xi Jinping. The vessel was launched in September 2019 and started sea trials in August 2020 . The second Type 075 Guangxi (32) was launched in April 2020, started its sea trials in December 2020 and was commissioned in December 2021.

Anhui (33) was launched in January 2021 and started sea trials in November 2021. This represents an impressive rate of one LHD launched every 6 months by the Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai. The same yard also produces frigates and LPDs for export.

About China’s Type 075 LHD

The Chinese Navy officially started development work on the Type 075 in 2011. The project called for a helicopter carrier displacing more than 30,000 tonnes. Its aim is likely to increase the “vertical” amphibious assault capability with the very mountainous East Coast of Taiwan in mind.

As for its specifications, open data speak of “36,000 tons of displacement”, “capacity of 28 helicopters”, “diesel engine with the 12,000 kW 16PC2-6B” and “four CIWS including two HQ-10 and two H/PJ-11”.

While the Type 075 appears to be slightly smaller than the U.S. Navy’s LHA, it is larger compared to French or Spanish/Australian LHD equivalents. It is actually pretty close in size to Italy’s future Trieste LHD.

The first Type 075 was constructed in record time (this has become the norm nowadays, for Chinese shipbuilding: extremely fast construction pace that no one can match). While there is currently no evidence of more hulls being built, the PLAN is said to have an expressed need for eight ships of this class. A larger version is rumored to be planned (sometimes referred as Type 076).

When fully operational, the new Type 075 LHD will bolster the PLAN’s amphibious capabilities, which today rely on the Type 071 LPD design.


The guards around the landing area are quite interesting - it does seem that is not intending to use it as a drone carrier for launching/recovering horizontally launched/recovered drones as an additional capability ??
 

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Next up 10k hydrogen atomic hypersonic missiles.

with 10k hydrogen nukes + 12 carrier groups in the pacific, the US will not even 'warn' or send a stern letter anymore lol
 

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another Pier Queen

Russia is getting hammered and everyone knows China is next, meanwhile China cannot muster enough courage to even check mate the West through Russia before its too late, and China does realise if Russia lose this war it will be disaster for China too

these are just shiny toys for domestic consumption
 

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Russia is getting hammered and everyone knows China is next, meanwhile China cannot muster enough courage to even check mate the West through Russia before its too late, and China does realise if Russia lose this war it will be disaster for China too

these are just shiny toys for domestic consumption
It cannot beat the best pier queen of all... hms prince of wales! :D
 
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another Pier Queen

Russia is getting hammered and everyone knows China is next, meanwhile China cannot muster enough courage to even check mate the West through Russia before its too late, and China does realise if Russia lose this war it will be disaster for China too

these are just shiny toys for domestic consumption

Brits beat Chinese and took Hong Kong. Chinese are pretty cuck these days.

It cannot beat the best pier queen of all... hms prince of wales! :D

Comparing a carrier with an amphibious assault ship is comparing apples and oranges.
 

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yes and a single Royal Navy Carrier has more sailing hours in the last 2 years than the CV16 and CV17 casino carriers have had in 10 years combined !
China builds more ships in 2 years than the entire british royal navy, last time your carrier came close to China, you lost one F-35,a pretty good price to pay for your "sailing hours" lol..
 

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China builds more ships in 2 years than the entire british royal navy, last time your carrier came close to China, you lost one F-35,a pretty good price to pay for your "sailing hours" lol..

yes and Qing Dynasties had 1,000 ship navy and Royal Navy wiped it out in 24 hours

quality is the key here
 

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