China has the largest navy in the world in terms of the number of vessels.
Type 055 is the largest destroyer class in China’s PLA Navy.
Chinese media advertises Type 055 as the second most powerful in the world after USS Zumwalt.
China currently has the largest navy in the world in terms of total vessels. Type 055 is the largest destroyer class in China’s PLA Navy.
Chinese navy 355 vesselsOutperforming the U.S. Navy 297 ships.
China National Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. I started building Its largest ship — type 055 — 2014.Type 055 destroyer In operation Since 2020.
The class of destroyers is Sea-class cruiser.. As a multirole warship, it is equipped with weapons to counter missiles, ships and submarines. According to the South China Morning Post.
today, Six The Chinese Navy said that schedule Expand the class to a fleet of 16 ships.
Some military experts Global TimesThe role of the state media outlet, destroyer, is to thwart foreign intervention in the case of China implementation Military attack on Taiwan.
Chinese media has touted the ship as the second most powerful destroyer in the world after USS Zumwalt.
Zumwalt is the largest destroyer in the world, Displacement Of 15,907 tons.Type 055 is few Writer At 12,000 to 13,000 tons.
Unlike the American-made USS Zumwalt, which focuses on land attacks, the Type 055 is an amphibious assault ship. According to SCMP.
And Zumwalt has been since then “Failed ship concept” Type 055 was welcomed after suffering from equipment issues “The most powerful destroyer in the world” According to several military publications.
The Type 055 is the world’s first destroyer to test railgun technology at sea. According to Military Watch Magazine.
There are 6 vessels in the Type 055 class.
The first ship in its class, Nanchang (pennant number 101) Release June 2017 and Consignment Then, in January 2020, five more were deployed in active service. Lhasa (102), Anshan (104), Wuxi (107), Dalian (105), and Yan’an (106), According to the geopolitical publication Special Eurasia.
The ship is part of China’s Northern Theater Command, include Mongolia, Russia Siberia, South Korea. And Southern Theater Command, include South China Sea and Southeast Asia by special Eurasia.
The giant ship is powered by six turbine generators, according to Diplomat.
The ship uses four gas turbines generation A total of 150,000 horsepower.They have Cruise speed 30 knots (56 km / h).Can ship Containment Over 300 crew members are on board.
Lhasa, the second ship in its class, was seen sailing to the Sea of Japan in June. According to Global Times.
According to Military Watch Magazine, the price of the ship is 6 billion yuan ($ 920 million) per unit, much cheaper than USS Zumwalt.
One Zumwalt-class missile costs the US Navy $ 7 billion. According to foreign policy.
Type 055 is cheaper than its American counterpart, but more expensive than other prominent Chinese ships. According to SCMP, the Chinese Navy’s Type 054D, once a valuable class of warships, cost half as much as Type 055. Type 055 represents a “big qualitative leap” for China in terms of developing top-notch carrier-based ships. According to a 2020 report by the US Navy War University.
According to Military Watch Magazine, unlike Zumwalt-class destroyers, Type 055 has advanced stealth capabilities.
Type 055 has a dual band radar system. Type 346B Dragon EyeThe U.S. Navy “could not integrate” into Zumwalt, For each publication.
In addition to advanced radar, type 055 torpedoAnd it can bring Two helicopters: Harbin Z-9 and Changhe Z-18.
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