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PLAN Air-Cushioned Landing Craft (LCAC) / Hovercraft
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2016, 03:06:12 AM »
China debuts Zubr LCAC in show of amphibious force in South China Sea | IHS Jane's 360 - 21 July 2015
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The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) featured one of its Zubr-class landing craft air cushion (LCAC) for the first time in an amphibious landing exercise, Chinese state television CCTV reported on 20 July.

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The CCTV report described the exercise as testing the PLAN's ability to land an amphibious assault force in collaboration with other parts of the armed forces. Screen grabs from the report show what appears to be a PLA Type 99 main battle tank (MBT) emerging from the LCAC.

According to IHS Jane's Fighting Ships , the Zubr-class (Project 1232.2 class, 'Pomornik') LCAC is capable of embarking three MBTs or 10 armoured personnel carriers with 230 troops. The vessel, referred to in Chinese media as the 'Bison hovercraft', has a top speed of 60 kt and a range of 300 n miles at 55 kt.


Images from Chinese state television show what is said to be the Zubr-class LCAC's debut in an amphibious landing drill. Source: Chinese state television.
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Re: PLAN Air-Cushioned Landing Craft (LCAC) / Hovercraft
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2017, 06:16:13 PM »
Photos of the day: Home is where LCAC is


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Source: China Defense Blog

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Re: PLAN Air-Cushioned Landing Craft (LCAC) / Hovercraft
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2017, 02:30:03 AM »
Shipyard photos of the day: The fifth Zubr LCAC under construction and Pakistan Maritime Security Agency's first 1,500-ton cutter


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Re: PLAN Air-Cushioned Landing Craft (LCAC) / Hovercraft
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2017, 01:16:02 AM »
China building more Yuyi-class LCACs | Janes - 30 November 2017
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Commercial satellite imagery of China’s Jiangnan Shipyard near Shanghai shows that the country is producing additional Yuyi-class (Type 726/726A) air-cushioned landing craft (LCACs).

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Six Yuyi-class LCACs are believed to be in service with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), with the first one (3320) being seen at the end of 2007. It is thought that the vessels were delivered in two batches, with the first three LCACs reportedly powered by Ukrainian UGT 6000 engines, while the remaining three are believed to use the indigenous QC-70 gas turbines.

Up to four Yuyi-class LCACs can be carried in the well deck of the 210 m-long Yuzhao-class (Type 071) landing platform dock (LPD). The first of these 20,000-tonne amphibious assault ships was commissioned in 2007, and a fifth LPD, which was recently launched at Shanghai’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard, is expected to be commissioned in 2018.


DigitalGlobe imagery showing five Type 726A LCACs at Jiangnan Shipyard near Shanghai. Source: 2017 DigitalGlobe, Inc. / © 2017 IHS Markit