The Type 075 landing helicopter dock will be the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s newest and most powerful amphibious assault ship.
The 40,000 tonne vessel is being built in Shanghai.
The Type 075 is roughly analogous to the United States Marine Corps’ Wasp-class amphibious assault ships, capable of supporting an amphibious assault by thousands of troops. It also has a hangar for holding up to 28 helicopters that can land at six points on its deck.
Several photos of China’s Type 075 amphibious assault ship (roughly analogous to the USN’s LHDs) undergoing construction have surfaced online recently. Bridge structure installed on main hull. Launch expected later this year pic.twitter.com/HEAjzWUAqp
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A rendering of China’s first landing helicopter dock vessel, the Type 075. CCTV pic.twitter.com/NIgounTtwU
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