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PLA said to have built world's largest conventional submarine
Want China Times ^ | 2013-07-24

Posted on 07/31/2013 4:23:43 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki

PLA said to have built world's largest conventional submarine

Military Photos.net, a website dedicated to global military development based in the United States, has published photos to suggest that China's PLA Navy has recently constructed the world's largest conventional submarine.

The submarine shown in the photo is claimed to be a Type 032 Qing-class test submarine, designed as a new diesel-electric ballistic missile submarine to replace the older Golf-class submarines. With a submerged displacement of 6,628 tonnes, the Qing-class is currently the largest diesel-electric submarine in the world. The development of the submarine began in 2005 and was completed in 2010. It entered service with the PLA Navy on Oct. 16 last year and is ready to conduct weapons tests this year.

Before the Type 032, the I-400 of the Imperial Japanese Navy constructed during World War II was the largest diesel-electric submarine ever built. With the ability to carry three Aichi M6A1 Seiran sea-planes, the I-400 was designed to launch air attacks against the Panama Canal. China's Type 032 will be able to launch various weapons including the JL-2A submarine-launched ballistic missile, CJ-20A cruise missiles and the YJ-18 anti-ship missile.

Military Photos.net noted that the submarine is able to remain submerged for up to 30 days and could become a deadly threat to the national security of the United States. Although the JL-2A with its range of 4,500 miles cannot reach the continental United States when launched from the coast of China, it could do so if the missile were launched from a Qing-class submarine off Hawaii.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: china; ssk; submarine

1 posted on 07/31/2013 4:23:43 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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2 posted on 07/31/2013 4:26:46 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: sukhoi-30mki

There must be a hell of a lot underwater that can’t be seen. It certainly doesn’t look very long from nose to tailfin. Maybe one hell of a big girth.


3 posted on 07/31/2013 4:29:50 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: sukhoi-30mki

China’s advance in technology not to be sneered at.


4 posted on 07/31/2013 4:35:30 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Gaffer

Long tele lens, probably.


5 posted on 07/31/2013 4:51:20 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: luvbach1

Sponsored by EBT cards paid chinese poison food.

Nice.

What Tsarnaev did with $200000 in welfare, back in pockets of a politician. Nah, no special interest there, just collusion and corruption preference treatment.


6 posted on 07/31/2013 4:51:38 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Looks like a copy of the Kursk.


7 posted on 07/31/2013 4:53:57 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: lavaroise
For comparative purposes


8 posted on 07/31/2013 4:57:11 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: sukhoi-30mki
The french submarine "Surcouf" looked more impressive but comes in at only 3,304 tons which is only half of this one. There must bee a lot of the vessel still submerged. Please note -
the Surcouf had a watertight seaplane hangar on it's deck.

The Surcouf at sea.
9 posted on 07/31/2013 4:59:54 AM PDT by cavador (Stop the boats,Stop the boats,-we are drowning in boat people!)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Another name for the “worlds largest conventional submarine” would be “target”.


10 posted on 07/31/2013 5:23:05 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: knarf

What is it?


11 posted on 07/31/2013 5:28:20 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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Kursk


12 posted on 07/31/2013 5:47:54 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: norwaypinesavage
Another name for the “worlds largest conventional submarine” would be “target”.

Not necessarily. While they're limited in range to mostly coastal operations, diesel-electrics can be among the quietest subs in terms of propulsion-related noise.

13 posted on 07/31/2013 5:52:46 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: knarf

I thought is looked like a Russian but I did not recognize the flag.


14 posted on 07/31/2013 6:18:23 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

This is the pic from the article,, think you may have posted a pic of a "Golf Class" Cause this is most different sub, note the placement of the "Dive Planes" on the sail

15 posted on 07/31/2013 6:52:02 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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i posted a pic from militaryphotos!!


16 posted on 07/31/2013 10:58:44 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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To: Lou L

Coastal operations? Diesel electrics spanned the world in WW2.


17 posted on 07/31/2013 11:06:17 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: cavador

Most of that bulb on deck is actually the gun turret.


18 posted on 07/31/2013 11:07:32 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: TalonDJ
Diesel electrics spanned the world in WW2.

But they could only make decent speed running on the surface, where the diesels could breathe. They had to constantly be on the lookout for enemy aircraft, and dive before they were spotted. I suspect modern satellite imaging would make them sitting ducks in open water.

19 posted on 07/31/2013 11:14:51 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: TalonDJ
Diesel electrics spanned the world in WW2.

Yes, that's true, and they could theoretically span the world now. That said, it requires much more in the way of logistics--getting fuel to run those diesels. Plus, the need to run those diesels periodically makes the sub vulnerable and on the surface.

And while technically possible to go global, there's a much bigger impact on the crew, working on a D/E sub on such a basis. There are less "amenities" like fresh water available, perhaps video games and TV, eating conditions and the quality of food are less.

20 posted on 07/31/2013 11:14:56 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: Robe
looks like a 688
21 posted on 07/31/2013 3:25:22 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Lou L

Nuke subs are “louder” because they can never completely shut down. Fuel cell systems allow of course to run a diesel underwater if needed for a recharge. They are vulnerable for fueling on resurfacing but they do not have to be stuck at ports for weeks at a time swapping nuke rods. Of course, in time of war that policy could change.


22 posted on 08/01/2013 10:01:20 AM PDT by lavaroise
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