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Postby aukepalmhof » Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:31 pm

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The warship with the pennant number 172 is the PLAN KUNMING (D-172) a modern missile guided destroyer.
Built as a Type 052 guided missile destroyer by Changxingdao-Jiangnan Shipyard in Changxing, China for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN).
28 August 2012 launched as the PLAN KUNMING (D-172) she was the lead ship of her class. The NATO code name is Luyang III class.
Displacement 7,500 tons fully loaded, dim. 156 x 18 x 6.5m. (draught).
Powered CODOG by two Qc-280 gas turbine engines each generates 28MW and two MTU 20V 956TB92 diesel engines each generates 6 MW, twin shafts, speed 30 knots.
Armament: 1 – H/PJ-38 130mm gun, 64 VLS CY-5 series ASW missiles, CJ-10 LACM, YJ-18 or YJ-83 anti-ship missiles, HHQ-9 series long range SAM, DK-10A (possible quad-packed) medium range SAM, 2 – 30mm remote controlled gun, 1 – H/PJ-12 CIWS, 1 – HHQ-10 short range SAM in 24-cell launcher, 6 – torpedo tubes, 4 – 18-tube decoy rocket launcher.
Crew 280.
Has a helicopter landing platform, with a hangar on the aft deck, carried 1 helicopter.
21 March 2014 commissioned.
After completing a unit of the South Sea Fleet of the Chinese Navy.

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Postby aukepalmhof » Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:16 pm

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The destroyer has not a pennant no, PLAN KUNMING (172) was the first unit in commission in 2014. Which vessel of the class is depicted is not known.

The Type 052D destroyer (NATO/OSD Luyang III-class destroyer) is a class of guided-missile destroyers in the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy Surface Force. The Type 052D is a larger variant of the Type 052C; the Type 052D uses a canister-type, instead of revolver-type, vertical launching system (VLS) and has flat-paneled active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar. The new VLS is not limited to surface-to-air missiles, making Type 052D China's first dedicated multi-role destroyer.
Chinese media informally calls the Type 052D the Chinese Aegis, portraying it as a peer of contemporary United States Navy ships equipped with the Aegis Combat System. The appearance of the Type 052D, with flat-paneled radar and canister-based VLS, has encouraged the moniker's use.

The Type 052D is equipped with Type 346A[5] AESA and Type 518 L-band radar.
The Type 052D is also equipped with both variable depth (VDS) and linear towed array sonar. The VDS is deployed through a hinged opening in the transom by a hydraulic lifting mechanism. The VDS body is a streamlined fairing fitted with Y-shaped hydrodynamic vanes for towing stability

The Type 52D is the first Chinese surface combatant to use canister-based universal VLS, as opposed to the concentric type VLS carried aboard earlier vessels. 64 cells are carried; 32 forward and 32 aft. The VLS is reportedly an implementation of the GJB 5860-2006 standard. The VLS may fire the extended-range variant of the HHQ-9 surface-to-air missile, YJ-18 anti-ship cruise missiles, and CY-5 anti-submarine missiles.
The main gun is a 130 mm weapon.
Early units were completed with a 7-barrelled Type 730 close-in weapon system (CIWS). This was replaced in later units by the larger 11-barrelled Type 1130 CIWS.

Data links
The Type 052D may be using the joint service integrated datalink system (JSIDLS) and naval common tactical data link (NCTDL). JSIDLS is equivalent to Link 16 and was certified in June 2012. NCTDL is a next-generation two-way encrypted data link with support for electro-optic and laser pod UAVs; it replaces the older HN-900.

Stretched variant
A stretched variant, commonly referred to as Type 052DL, has a flight deck extended by four meters and an "anti-stealth radar." The extended flight deck is likely intended for the Harbin Z-20 helicopter.
The variant was in production by 2018.
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