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Tianmu Shan [天目山] (916) - Type 072A Landing Ship Tanks
« on: January 31, 2019, 08:47:31 AM »
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Tank landing ship Tianmu Shan was commissioned to the People's Liberation Army Navy on Jan. 12, 2016. (Source: Navy.81.cn)
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Re: Tianmu Shan (916) - Type 072A Landing Ship Tanks
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2019, 12:54:48 PM »
China rings in new year with a new amphibious Landing ship
Tianmushan is China's 12th

By Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer  January 21, 2016

https://www.popsci.com/china-rings-in-new-year-with-new-amphibious-landing-ship#page-2

On January 12, 2016, the PLA's "916" Tianmushan, a 5,000 ton Type 072A LST (Landing Ship Tanks), was commissioned into the PLAN. The news is notable in two ways: the first is that it joins the East Sea Fleet, which has responsibility for operations around Taiwan. The second is that it adds further to what was already the world's largest fleet of tank landing ships.

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The H/PJ-17 CIWS uses a 30mm autocannon to defend the Tianmushan against, it can be fired remotely as well as manually.

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