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Type 022 Guided Missile Patrol Craft
« on: April 09, 2021, 10:18:02 AM »
Houbei Class (Type 022) Fast Attack Craft, Missile

https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/china/houbei.htm

In April 2004, China's Quixin Shipyard in Shanghai produced the lead Houbei Type 022 wave-piercing catamaran, hull number 2208. The Type 022 was 43 meters (140 feet) long and displaces 225 tons. It was equipped with two missile launchers and has a top speed of 38 knots. The Type 022 was the PLA Navy's new-generation stealth missile fast attack craft (FAC). The boat features a unique high-speed, wave-piercing catamaran hull design with evident radar cross-section reduction design features. A number of Chinese shipyards across the country were involved in the construction of the boat.


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http://eng.chinamil.com.cn/view/2018-03/23/content_7982250_9.htm

Fast attack missile boats attached to a group with the navy under the PLA Eastern Theater Command steam in formation during a maritime attack and defense training exercise in waters of the East China Sea in late March, 2018. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Chen Jian)



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Re: Type 022 Guided Missile Patrol Craft
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2021, 10:18:10 AM »
China Builds Fleet of Small Warships While U.S. Drifts

The U.S. Navy is having all sorts of problems with its new line of coastal warships. Meanwhile, China is cranking theirs out by the dozens.
DAVID AXE SECURITY 08.04.2011 01:00 PM



https://www.wired.com/2011/08/china-builds-warships/

Ten years ago, the U.S. Navy set about building a new class of small, cheap, numerous Littoral Combat Ships meant to dominate dangerous coastal waters. But after a decade of politics and design-by-committee, the LCS has turned out to be anything but small, cheap and numerous. LCS is the "wrong ship at the wrong time," retired Navy Cmdr. John Patch wrote.

On the other side of the Pacific, the Navy's biggest maritime rival, faced with the same requirement for small, cheap, numerous ships, quickly produced exactly that. The result is the People's Liberation Army Navy's triple-hull Type 022 missile boat, a "thoroughbred ship-killer," according to Patch.

To some observers, the PLAN missile boat -- or, more to the point, packs of these boats -- poses yet another major Chinese threat to U.S. power in the Pacific. Eighty-three Type 022s firing more than 640 anti-ship missiles in quick salvos represent a "serious cause for concern," according to retired Navy Cmdr. George Root.

To others, the diminutive Type 022s look like mere juicy targets for American helicopters and submarines. They cite the extremely poor combat record of small-missiles boats doing battle with larger vessels and aircraft.

One thing is indisputable. The Type 022 is "a potential success story on how to field small combatants," Patch wrote. Its merits in combat remain to be seen, but at least the ship exists to perform a combat role. The same cannot be said of the huge fleet of LCSs the U.S. Navy thought it would have by now.

Seven-Year Sprint

In just seven years, the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy has built 83 of the 400-ton Type 022s at an estimated cost of $40 million per ship. And production continues at a high rate in several shipyards. The U.S. Navy, by comparison, has finished just two LCS in the same span of time, each at a cost of more than $600 million.

The Chinese ships sport eight anti-ship missiles apiece plus defensive guns and surface-to-air missiles. The American vessels, lightly armed in their own right, are designed to accommodate "plug-and-play" weapons kits, none of which are complete.

To some critics, even 83 Type 022s are so much fodder for submarines and air power. Small missile-armed boats have fared very poorly in major naval battles -- so poorly that the late naval historian Antony Preston said they were "among the world's worst warship designs since 1860," according to Navy Undersecretary Bob Work.

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Re: Type 022 Guided Missile Patrol Craft
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2021, 10:18:18 AM »
http://eng.chinamil.com.cn/view/2018-03/23/content_7982250_9.htm

A fast attack missile boat attached to a group with the navy under the PLA Eastern Theater Command steams in waters of the East China Sea during a maritime attack and defense training exercise in late March, 2018. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Chen Jian)









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Re: Type 022 Guided Missile Patrol Craft
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2021, 08:14:28 AM »
Filipino vessel chased down by 2 Chinese missile attack craft in West PH Sea
Chiara Zambrano, ABS-CBN News
Posted at Apr 09 2021 08:38 AM | Updated as of Apr 09 2021 09:14 AM

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/04/09/21/filipino-vessel-chased-down-by-2-chinese-missile-attack-craft-in-west-ph-sea

The Chinese Navy deployed two missile attack craft to chase down a Filipino vessel in the West Philippine Sea Thursday, the first recorded use of Chinese military vessels against civilians since the West Philippine Sea controversy began.

The Filipino civilian vessel with the ABS-CBN news team aboard was traveling across various reefs and shoals in the West Philippine Sea close to the mainland of Palawan to see where Filipino fisherfolk have moved their livelihood since the large number of Chinese vessels have overwhelmed their former fishing grounds, and since the artificial islands built by China have been established.

After visiting two other shoals, the news team tried to make its way to Ayungin Shoal, where one of the nine Philippine military detachments is located in the West Philippine Sea, thinking the presence of Philippine forces in the area provides assurance enough for Filipino fisherfolk to anchor there. Ayungin is within the Philippines’ 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone.

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The Filipino captain instead decided to steer the boat away from Ayungin Shoal in a complete 180-degree turn, in hopes of communicating to the China Coast Guard vessel that it was no longer pursuing its earlier route into Ayungin. However, the China Coast Guard vessel accelerated its speed and started to chase the Filipino vessel. The Chinese ship followed the Filipino ship on its path home to mainland Palawan for an hour, getting so close that bow number 5101 was visible to the naked eye, sometimes sailing beside the Filipino vessel on either side.

CCG 5101 slowed down and turned away after an hour to the relief of the Filipino crew, who by this time had been following a straight path back to mainland Palawan. However, two smaller, faster vessels emerged in the horizon, apparently giving chase to the Filipino boat. Within minutes, the unique shape and design of the Houbei Type 22 missile fast attack craft became visible. The two missile-capable boats resumed the chase.

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Re: Type 022 Guided Missile Patrol Craft
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2021, 12:33:34 AM »
https://www.flickr.com/photos/acstudio/4536570504

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