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China LCAC Hovercraft Copy Type 726 Yuyi Class







PLAN LCAC Type 726 Yuyi Class



Another example of China copying US equipment and tactics for amphibious assault




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    My friend, this thread is about the PLAN, Type 726 LCAC (the one for the Type m071 LPDs) , not about the Zubr Class vessels. So I am deleting that post.

    We do have a separate thread specifically about the Chinese Zubr class vessels where this particular issue has been discussed. Others have indicated that it is very possible that it is not so and we have not seen any official Greek or Chinese confirmation of it yet.
     

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    Sorry, I just couldn't find it. So didn't know where to put it.:(
     

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    Here it is:

    PLAN Zubr Large Air Cusion Landing Craft
     

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    Well I hate to edit stuff on my phone but here is what I believe is a huge development

    JNCX yard there is two Type 726 LCAC sitting there in the water

    Add this to the already commissioned 3 units 3320, 3321 and 3322 and we have confirmed so far 5 x LCAC

    Each Type 071 LPD can hold 4 such units so I think and hope we will start to see more of these units

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    Ok just to be complete here is pictures of all 3 units currently in service

    3320
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    3321
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    And two together foreground is 3321 and background is 3322

    It does not help that pennant are now changed to white but still pretty clear

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    Ok I tried to change the lighting to clear up 3322 and although I can see it clearly when I upload to photobucket I loose a lot of resolution but here it is anyway

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    Type 726 carrying a light tank

    Old but gold


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    "Light tank" makes me think Type 63. Pretty sure that is a Type 96, so a "medium MBT"?
     

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    Wow some more !!!

    This is 3321

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