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Type 051 Luda Class Destroyer
« on: January 24, 2019, 10:09:25 AM »
Type 051 Luda Class
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The Type 051 (NATO code name: Luda class) is China’s first independently developed missile destroyer, with 17 hulls built between 1970 and 1991 for the PLA Navy. Decommission of the destroyer began in late 2007, with the last hull expected to be decommissioned by 2022.

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Re: Type 051 Luda Class Destroyer
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2019, 05:24:18 PM »

PLAN decommissions four Type 051 destroyers
17 May 2019

Named Kaifeng (with pennant number 109), Dalian (110), Zunyi (134), and Guilin (164), the ships had been assigned to the 10th destroyer flotilla, and been in service for more than 30 years.

The Type 051 destroyers were built in China but the class was heavily influenced by Russian designs, particularly the Kotlin-class destroyers. Seventeen ships were built between 1970 and 1990, although only two - Zhanjiang (165) and Zhuhai (166) - remain in service after the recent decommissioning.

The 3,250-ton displacement of the Type 051 class is only about half that of the Type 052D (Luyang III) class, of which the 19th and 20th were launched in Dalian on 10 May. Although the weapon systems on the Type 051 class had been updated, particularly on Kaifeng and Dalian, which were equipped with 16 YJ-83 anti-ship missiles, the class had very limited capabilities compared with the destroyers that are currently entering service with the PLAN.

The Chinese navy decommissioned four Type 051-class destroyers in a ceremony held at the North Sea Fleet base in Lushun on 16 May. Source: