Yuzhao Class landing platform dock (LPD) Type 071

Type 071 landing platform dock (LPD) is a new class of amphibious warfare vessels built by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN).

The Type 071 LPD is primarily deployed in amphibious landing missions and can also conduct humanitarian aid and civilian evacuation missions.

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The first LPD in the series, Kunlun Shan (998), was launched in December 2006 and commissioned in November 2007. Jinggang Shan (999), the second vessel in the series, was floated out in November 2010 and was inducted into service in October 2011.

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The third ship in class, Changbai Shan (989), was launched in September 2011 and entered service with the PLAN in September 2012. Yimeng Shan (988) was launched in January 2015 and commissioned in February 2016.

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A modified variant of the Type 071 LPD was offered by the China State Shipbuilding & Trading Corp (CSTC) consortium for the Royal Malaysian Navy.

Type 071C?

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Type 071 LPD design and features

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Type 071 LPD ships feature a unique hull platform offering a large dock space. The ship also offers a dedicated space for medical care and is equipped with a fresh water supply system. The stabilisers fitted to the vessel reduce roll and improve the stability in high sea states.

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Training BLUE STRIKE 2016, People’s Republic of China Chang Bai San 中国 海军 张 白 三 Changbaishan (LPD-989) ฝึก BLUE STRIKE 2016 เรือระบายพลสาธารณรัฐประชาชนจีนฉางไป๋ซาน 中国海军 张白三 Changbaishan (LPD – 989) – banchang news

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Training BLUE STRIKE 2016, People’s Republic of China Chang Bai San 中国 海军 张 白 三 Changbaishan (LPD-989) ฝึก BLUE STRIKE 2016 เรือระบายพลสาธารณรัฐประชาชนจีนฉางไป๋ซาน 中国海军 张白三 Changbaishan (LPD – 989) – banchang news

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Training BLUE STRIKE 2016, People’s Republic of China Chang Bai San 中国 海军 张 白 三 Changbaishan (LPD-989) ฝึก BLUE STRIKE 2016 เรือระบายพลสาธารณรัฐประชาชนจีนฉางไป๋ซาน 中国海军 张白三 Changbaishan (LPD – 989) – banchang news

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Training BLUE STRIKE 2016, People’s Republic of China Chang Bai San 中国 海军 张 白 三 Changbaishan (LPD-989) ฝึก BLUE STRIKE 2016 เรือระบายพลสาธารณรัฐประชาชนจีนฉางไป๋ซาน 中国海军 张白三 Changbaishan (LPD – 989) – banchang news

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Training BLUE STRIKE 2016, People’s Republic of China Chang Bai San 中国 海军 张 白 三 Changbaishan (LPD-989) ฝึก BLUE STRIKE 2016 เรือระบายพลสาธารณรัฐประชาชนจีนฉางไป๋ซาน 中国海军 张白三 Changbaishan (LPD – 989) – banchang news

The high volumes of internal space support the installation of additional communications systems, which make the ship a fleet command and control centre during amphibious operations.

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Jinggang Shan 999 – USN Fleet vids

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Jinggang Shan 999 – USN Fleet vids

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Jinggang Shan 999 – USN Fleet vids

The Type 071 LPD has a length of 210m, beam of 28m and a draft of 7m. The full load displacement of the vessel is 25,000t.

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Cargo housing capacities

The amphibious warfare ship features a vehicle deck, well-deck, landing deck and a hanger. It can carry a combination of marines, vehicles, landing craft and helicopters.

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The vehicle deck can house amphibious assault vehicles including ZBD05 amphibious IFV, and ZTD-05 amphibious assault tracked armoured vehicle. The stern ramp, two side doors and ramps allow rapid loading of the vehicles and equipment.

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Jinggang Shan 999 – USN Fleet vids

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Jinggang Shan 999 – USN Fleet vids

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An amphibious armored vehicle attached to the Chinese PLA Navy prepares to enter the well-deck of the amphibious dock landing ship Wuzhishan (Hull 987) during a beach-landing exercise of the Chinese-Thai joint naval drill, code-named Blue Commando-2019, in waters of the Red Bay of south China’s Guangdong Province on May 8, 2019. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Sun Hongtao)

The well deck houses up to four landing craft air-cushioned (LCAC), which can transfer vehicles or marines to the shore at high speed. The LCAC are launched by flooding of the docking area. The vessel can also carry landing craft on port / starboard davits.

Type 726 Yuyi class landing craft, air cushion (LCAC)

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Landing Craft Air Cushion (Hull 3333) steams in waters off the Xisha Islands during the maritime coordinative training from March 6 to 11, 2019. It is China’s independently developed high speed medium amphibious landing craft air cushion. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Liu Jian)

In conjunction with the building of Red China’s first LPD, the Type 071, Yuzhao Class LPD, the PLAN also embarked on designing and building their own landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) to go with it.

In 2008, a new, indigenous Chinese LCAC was observed. It is remarkably similar to the US LCAC, except the control house is on the port side of the vessel instead of the starboard side. In addition, the Chinese LCAC appears a little smaller than the American LCAC.

These vessels appear to have four gas turbines to power them. It is not known whether those turbines are indigenous Chinese designs or based on Russian or Ukrainian technology

By 2010 as many as four had been observed, but it is anticipated that more are building since the PLAN launched a second Yuzhao class LPD in 2010 and will likely launch a third in 2011. Since each LPD is supposedly capable of carrying 3-4 LCACs it is anticipated that 10-12 will be built as a minimum. More if more LPDs are built, and even more if the anticipated PLAN LHD Class Amphibious Assault ship is constructed.

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A Type 726 Yuyi class landing craft air cushion (LCAC) attached to the Chinese PLA Navy storms the beach head to offload personnel and equipment during a beach-landing exercise of the Chinese-Thai joint naval drill, code-named Blue Commando-2019, in waters of the Red Bay of south China’s Guangdong Province on May 8, 2019. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Sun Hongtao)

The specifications include:

Qty: 4 (more building)
Length: unknown
Beam: unknown
Displace (Full): unknown
Propulsion:
– 4 gas turbines, 2 fans
Speed: 40 knots (est)
Crew: 4-5 est.
Armament:
– 2 x 12.7mm machine guns
– Potential man portaable AAMs

Source jeffhead.com

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A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), attached to a landing ship flotilla with the South China Sea Fleet under the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, steers into the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship in waters off the Xisha Islands during the maritime coordinative training from March 6 to 11, 2019. The widths of the hovercraft and the mother ship dock difference less than 1 meter. With its two high-power air propellers on the rear, the direction and speed are extremely difficult to control. A tiny mistake may cause deadly collision accidents. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Liu Jian)

The stern helicopter deck offers two landing spots for supporting the operations of two Z-8 (SA 321 Super Frelon) transport helicopters. The twin-door cantilever hangar can house up to four Z-8 helicopters.

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The LPD also has the capacity to carry a marine battalion, including up to 800 marines and associated equipment and supplies.

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Armament and countermeasures

The bow deck is installed with an AK-176 76mm naval gun system. The vessel is also armed with four 30mm AK-630 close-in weapon systems (CIWS). Countermeasures are provided by four 18-tube Type 726-4 decoy or chaff launchers.

PJ26 76 mm dual purpose gun

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PJ26 single tube 76MM gun stealth based AK176 single tube 76.2 mm gun stealth modifications on the Russian ship. In early 2000 determined by the Zhengzhou Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (713) as chief engineer units, and thus responsible for the development, general contracting, Chen Ting Feng served as the chief architect and was completed in 2003.

Performance parameters (Russia AK176 type):
total weight: 11500kg (including the lower deck loader)
Range: 11.5 ~ 15.5km
Rate of fire: 60 to 120 rounds / min
reserve ammunition: 152 Hair
barrel tilt range: -15 to +85 degree
level cyclotron range: about 175 degrees

Source haijun360.co

4 x 30mm AK-630 close-in weapon systems (CIWS)

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LPD 989 Changbai Shan – Wonkabar007

GENERAL DATA:
Type: Gun Weight: 0 kg
Length: 0.0 m Span: 0.0 m
Diameter: 0.0 Generation: None
Properties: Capable vs Seaskimmer
Targets: Aircraft, Helicopter, Missile, Surface Vessel
WEAPONS:
AK-630M 30mm/65 Gatling Burst [400 rnds] – Gun
Air Max: 1.9 km. Surface Max: 2.8 km.
Source cmano-db.com

4 x 18-tube Type 726-4 decoy or chaff launchers

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The amphibious dock landing ships Changbaishan (Hull 989) attached to a landing ship flotilla with the navy under the PLA Southern Theater Command releases jamming shells during a three-dimensional amphibious landing operation in waters of the South China Sea from May 29 to June 3, 2019. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Qiao Chenxi) Cropped

Generic Flare Rocket

GENERAL DATA:
Type: Decoy (Expendable) Weight: 0.0 kg
Length: 0.0 m Span: 0.0 m
Diameter: 0.0 Generation: Single Spectral IR Decoy
Targets: Surface Vessel
WEAPONS:
Generic Flare Rocket [Single Spectral] – (Ship-only) Decoy (Expendable)
Surface Max: 1.9 km.

Source cmano-db.com

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Training BLUE STRIKE 2016, People’s Republic of China Chang Bai San 中国 海军 张 白 三 Changbaishan (LPD-989) ฝึก BLUE STRIKE 2016 เรือระบายพลสาธารณรัฐประชาชนจีนฉางไป๋ซาน 中国海军 张白三 Changbaishan (LPD – 989) – banchang news

Generic Chaff Rocket 

GENERAL DATA:
Type: Decoy (Expendable) Weight: 0.0 kg
Length: 0.0 m Span: 0.0 m
Diameter: 0.0 Generation: Not Applicable (N/A)
Targets: Surface Vessel
WEAPONS:
Generic Chaff Rocket – (Ship-only) Decoy (Expendable)
Surface Max: 1.9 km.

Source cmano-db.com

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The amphibious dock landing ship Wuzhishan (Hull 987) attached to a landing ship flotilla with the navy under the PLA Southern Theater Command deploys smoke shells for concealment during a three-dimensional amphibious landing operation in waters of the South China Sea from May 29 to June 3, 2019. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Qiao Chenxi) Cropped

China Type 923-1 Jug Pair?

GENERAL DATA:
Type: ESM Altitude Max: 0 m
Range Max: 222.2 km Altitude Min: 0 m
Range Min: 0 km Generation: Late 1950s
SENSORS / EW:
China Type 923-1 Jug Pair – (RW-23-1, Watch Dog) ESM
Role: RWR, Radar Warning Receiver
Max Range: 222.2 km

Source cmano-db.com

Type 071 LPD radars

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Training BLUE STRIKE 2016, People’s Republic of China Chang Bai San 中国 海军 张 白 三 Changbaishan (LPD-989) ฝึก BLUE STRIKE 2016 เรือระบายพลสาธารณรัฐประชาชนจีนฉางไป๋ซาน 中国海军 张白三 Changbaishan (LPD – 989) – banchang news

The LPD is equipped with a Type 360 (Seagull-S) air / surface search radar operating on E / F-band frequencies, a Type 364 G-band air search radar, a Type 344 I-band fire control radar and a navigation radar.

Type 360 (Seagull-S) air / surface search radar

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The Type 360 is an air/surface search radar manufactured by Yangzhou Marine Electronic Instruments Research Institute (扬州船用电子仪器研究所)/ No. 723 Institute and is reportedly based on Selenia RAN-10S / SPS – 774.

Specifications

  • E/F-band

(Specs based on RAN-10S)

  • Beam: 1.5° × 17° (coverage to 60° elevation)
  • Peak Power: 140 kW
  • Gain: 28 dB
  • Burst width: 20.8 (compressed to 0.4) microseconds
  • PRF: 900 pps
  • Scan Rate: 15 or 30 rpm
  • Max altitude: 10,000 m
  • Mast weight: 900 kg
  • Antenna dimensions: 4.3 m × 0.7 m
  • Other features:
    • Phased coded burst pulse, each burst consist of 4 pulses and frequency agile transmitter
    • Separate IFF antenna (4 × yagi) installed on top of antenna.
  • Other reported names:
    • SR60
    • H/LJQ360
    • Seagull-S
    • S-3

Source wikipedia.org

GENERAL DATA:
Type: Radar Altitude Max: 10058 m
Range Max: 166.7 km Altitude Min: 0 m
Range Min: 0.2 km Generation: Early 1980s
Properties: Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) [Side Info], Moving Target Indicator (MTI), Pulse Doppler Radar (Full LDSD Capability)
SENSORS / EW:
China Type 360 – (Sea Tiger, SR-60, S-3, Seagull-S) Radar
Role: Radar, Target Indicator, 2D Surface-to-Air & Surface-to-Surface
Max Range: 166.7 km

Source cmano-db.com

Type 364 G-band air search radar

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The Type 364 radar was developed by the Yangzhou Marine Electronic Instruments Research Institute (扬州船用电子仪器研究所) / No. 723 Research Institute. It is typically enclosed in a dome on new PLA-N‘s frigates and destroyers.

An improved version of the earlier Type 360, it replaces the Yagi IFF antenna with a planar IFF configuration and moves to higher frequencies in order to achieve better target discrimination. The dome is also expected to improve azimuth resolution.

It is expected to be used primarily for CIWS (Type 730Type 630) targeting with secondary air search and SSM targeting abilities.

It is offered for sale through the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC).

Specifications

  • System: Coherent pulse compression (CPC), adaptive moving target detector (AMTD)
    • Band: S band
    • Range: 75km against 2m2 RCS aircraft; 12km against 0.1m2 RCS target
    • Beam width: 2°(H), 25° (V)
    • Scan coverage: 360°×25°
  • Processing capacity
    • Multiple tracking: ≥20pcs
  • Antenna
    • Mast weight: 520 kg
    • Type: Incision parabolic antenna
    • Gain: 38dB
    • Rotation speed: 30RPM
  • Transmitter / Receiver
    • Frequency: S-band
    • Consumption: 100w (avg.) 60kW (peak)
    • NF: <3dB
  • Friend/Foe Transponder
    • Gain: 20dB
    • Beam width: 1°×30°
  • Ambient temperature
    • Antenna: -25℃~+70℃
  • Power supply
    • AC: 220VAC (150~250 VAC)
    • Power consumption: 10kW

Source wikiwand.com

GENERAL DATA:
Type: Radar Altitude Max: 7468 m
Range Max: 129.6 km Altitude Min: 0 m
Range Min: 0.2 km Generation: Early 1990s
Properties: Track While Scan (TWS), Pulse-only Radar
SENSORS / EW:
China Type 364 – (SR-64, Seagull-C) Radar
Role: Radar, Target Indicator, 2D Surface-to-Air
Max Range: 129.6 km

Source cmano-db.com

Type 344 I-band fire control radar

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Chinese Designation: Type 344
Export Name: MR34
NATO Reporting Name: N/A
Role: Fire-control for the 100mm gun and anti-ship missile targeting
Contractor: Xi’an Research institute of Navigation Technology
Band: I/J
Range: N/A
Description: The Type 344 radar is normally installed on top of the brigade right in front of the main mast. The radar is used as the standard fire-control radar on all post-1990 PRC-built destroyers and frigates for 100mm main gun and anti-ship missile targeting.

中国命名: 344型
外销命名: MR34型
北约代号: N/A
角色: 火控用于100毫米舰炮和反舰导弹瞄准
承包商: 西安导航技术研究所
波段: I/J
范围: N/A
描述: 344型雷达通常安装在主桅杆之前舰桥顶部右侧。雷达在1990年之后所有中国建造的驱逐舰和护卫舰当作一个标准火控雷达用于100毫米主炮和反舰导弹瞄准。

Last update: 13 May 2008
最后更新: 2008年5月13日

Source globalmil.com

GENERAL DATA:
Type: Radar Altitude Max: 9144 m
Range Max: 27.8 km Altitude Min: 0 m
Range Min: 0.2 km Generation: Late 1950s
Properties: Pulse-only Radar
SENSORS / EW:
China Type 344 – (GFCR, 100mm, MR-34) Radar
Role: Radar, FCR, Weapon Director
Max Range: 27.8 km

Source cmano-db.com

CODAD propulsion

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The Type 071 LPDs are powered by integrated combined diesel and diesel (CODAD) propulsion, controlled by an automated propulsion control system.

The propulsion system integrates four Shaanxi 16 PC2.6 V400 diesel engines driving two controllable pitch propellers through twin shafts. Each engine produces a maximum power of 35,197kW.

4 × SEMT Pielstick 16 PC2.6 V400 diesel engines

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The S.E.M.T. Pielstick PC2 engine with 400 mm bore has a long history of extreme reliability in nuclear plants around the world. The PC2.6 B N is the latest development in the series.

The PC2.6 B N medium-speed diesel engine has a rated nominal output per cylinder of 720 to 750 kW. It is available in V configuration versions with 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20 cylinders. Source powerplants.man-es.com

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The power-plant provides a maximum speed of 25kt and a range of 10,000nmi at 18kt. The maximum endurance of the vessel is 60 days.

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General characteristics

Displacement: 20,000 long tons (20,000 t)
Length: 210 m (689 ft 0 in)
Beam: 28 m (91 ft 10 in)
Draft: 7 m (23 ft 0 in)
Propulsion: CODAD
4 × SEMT Pielstick 16 PC2.6 V400 diesel engines, 472,000 hp (351,970 kW)
2 × shafts
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)+
Range: 6,000 nmi (11,000 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)
Boats and landing craft carried:
• 4 × air-cushioned landing craft
• 2 × landing craft on port/starboard davits
Capacity: 15-20 armoured vehicles Troops: 500-800 troops
Complement: 120
Sensors and processing systems:
• 1 × Type 360 Radar Seagull S, E/F-band surface search radar
• 1 × Type 364 Radar, Seagull C, G-band air search radar aft
• 1 × Type 344 Radar, I band fire control radar
• 1 × navigational radar
Armament:
• 1 × AK-176 76 mm (3.0 in) gun
• 4 × AK-630 30 mm (1.2 in) CIWS
• 4 × 18-tube Type 726-4 decoy/chaff launcher
• Possible installation of 2-4 heavy machine guns (Fitted for but not with)
Aircraft carried: 2-4 Z-8 Super Frelon

Specification Viktor @shipspotting.com

Main material source naval-technology.com

Images are from public domain unless otherwise stated

Revised Sept. 14, 2019

Updated Nov 03, 2019

2 thoughts on “Yuzhao Class landing platform dock (LPD) Type 071

    1. nonothai Post author

      Actually China – Thai relations has been good since the 80s but only got hyped by the West for their propaganda. In the 80s when the US lost in Vietnam the Thais had to fight the communist by themselves thus China came into play. During that period Thailand bought hundreds of armour, tanks and frigates from China.

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