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PEOPLE`S LIBERATION ARMY NAVY (PEOPLE`S REPUBLIC OF CHINA)

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFTS

No3325 air-cushion vehicle landing craft (project 1232.2, 2014-2015, 1991/2015)

No3325 2015

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
  3325 More, Feodosiya, Ukraine/Russia     23/3/2014 in service (2017)
  3326 More, Feodosiya, Ukraine/Russia     17/12/2015 in service (2017)
  3327 More, Feodosiya, Ukraine/Russia     2015 in service (2017)
(ex-Gorlivka, ex-MDK-93) 3328 More, Feodosiya, USSR/Ukraine     30/12/1991 // 22/12/2015 in service (2017)

 

Displacement standard, t

500

Displacement normal, t

550

Length, m

57.3

Breadth, m

25.6

Draught, m

1.60 / 0.00

No of shafts

3 air propellers / 2 air propellers for lift

Machinery

3 MT-70 gas turbines / 2 NO-10 gas turbines

Power, h. p.

30000 / 20000

Max speed, kts

63

Fuel, t

gas turbine oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

300(55)

Armament

1 x 2 Igla-1M SAM (32), 2 x 6 - 30/54 AK-630M, 2 x 22 - 140 MS-227 Ogon' RL

Military load

3 tanks or 8 AFV's or 360 troops or 150 t of cargo or 78 mines

Sensors

Lazur', MR-123-02 Vympel, Ekran-1 radars, MP-411 ECM suite

Complement

27

Ship project history: Largest military air-cushion vehicle, Soviet Project 12322 'Zubr'. All ships were laid down in the Soviet Union, later three were completed for China (first two were completed in Crimea, third ship was fitted out in China). Fourth ship, built for Soviet Navy as MDK-93, was completed for the Ukrainian Navy as Gorlivka. She was stricken by Ukrainian in 2011 in order to prepare for sale. In 2015 this ship, repaired in China, was commissioned by PLAN.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2017