Type 074 landing ship medium


Type 074 landing ship medium

The Type 074 landing ship medium (NATO codename: Yuhai class) is a class of medium landing ship, of the People's Liberation Army Navy known by two different names, one of them is Yuhai class and the other is Wuhu-A class. They were built at Wuhu Shipyard of Wuhu, Anhui from 1995 to 2000.

Capabilities

This class of landing crafts are capable of making oceanic voyages in moderate sea states. They are used for tactical beach lodgement, and can carry up to 100 tonnes of cargo. Indicative maximum loads include:
* 2 main battle tanks; or
* 250 troops; or

Armament

The ships of this class are fitted with three Type 61 dual-25mm antiaircraft artillery guns. Some units are also fitted with Type 81H 122mm multiple rocket launchers.

pecifications

*Displacement: 800 t
*Length: 58.4 m
*Beam: 10.4 m
*Draft: 2.7 m
*Speed: 14 kt
*Propulsion: 2 MAN AG diesel engines or its Chinese copy @ 4,900 hp with 2 shafts
*Complement: 56
*Lift capacity: 2 main battle tanks plus 250 troops
*Armament: Two 25 mm guns (II x 1)
*Radar: One I-band navigational radar

Operators

*CHN
*SRI

External links

* [http://www.sinodefence.com/navy/amphibious/yuhai.asp http://www.sinodefence.com/navy/amphibious/yuhai.asp]


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