Originally posted by energy_wave
"when china carrier emerge about 10 years later, these guard ships will demonstrate their ability"
Do you think the technology will be any good by that time?
Originally posted by dragonrider
What I see in this picture (after consulting "The Encyclopedia of World Sea Power" edited by Chris Bishop, 1989, so may be slightly out of date) is a superstructure that at least superficially resembles that of the Meko 140A16 Class Frigate, currently in use by Germany and Argentina.
The curved panels visible on the superstructure are very similar to the radar panels on the superstructure of the US Arleigh Burke Class destroyers, which also bears a striking resemblance to this vessle.
Immediately in front of the superstructure, a small turret is visible with a shroud over most of it, with barrel covers at the muzzle. This very much resembles the Soviet AK-630 30mm anti-aircraft/anti-missile Close in Weapons System (CIWS). This system is essentially a modified copy of the US MK-16 20mm Phalanx CIWS, except using a 6 barrel 30mm radar controlled autocannon. Placement of this weapon high in the foredeck in front of the superstructure is consistent with modern Soviet naval layout.
The small bulwark cutout just forward of the CIWS unit appears to show the very rear of a horizontal launch rack of some type. While this is common in Soviet designed vessles, it is an old design, and usually relegated to launch applications associated with cruise/anti-ship missiles. Most modern Anti-Aircraft missile systems, including current soviet design, revolve around verticle launch modules, usually located amidships.
What I find VERY interesting in this picture is the forward mounted gun emplacement. This is (absolutely no doubt in my mind) the FRENCH manufactured Model 1969-II Creusot-Loire Compact 100mm gun turret. The turret contours are exactly identicle, the barrel mounting fins at the base of the barrel are identicle, and the bore evacuator (the tube running under the barrel) are identicle to the photos in my book.
Originally posted by elitelongbow
It weighs 8000tons. carries 64 anti-air missile; 16 anti-ship missile;
there are 2 being built this year, and 2 every year in the future
photo are not allowed officially, so i took this rather poor photo
You ought to reconsider what you are doing if you plan to send those "photoes officially not allowed"taken by you to elsewhere,to gain respect ?
Remember as being Chinese just like you and me,it's our duty to behave ourselves,do you agree ?We simply shut up this helps our engineers to continue their jobs till they're finished.