China to Connect Bow, Hangars to 3 Installed Sections of 055 Destroyer


Internet photo showing progress in building China's new Type 055 large destroyer. Credit: HSH fan forum

Internet photo showing progress in building China’s new Type 055 large destroyer. Credit: HSH fan forum

Hangar section of Type 055 destroyer

Hangar section of Type 055 destroyer

One mid section is being connected to another

One mid section is being connected to another. Credit: haohanfw.com

Mil.news.sina.com.cn says in its report on September 28 that Internet photos disclose that suspected bow and hangars sections of China’s new Type 055 destroyer are ready to be connected to the three major sections that have already been connected.

The photos show that there are two hangars entirely separate for two helicopters or one helicopter and some drones.

There may be one or two middle sections and the stern section to be carried to the site for assembly of the entire hull.

The fold-line design of the bow reduces radar wave reflection to make the ship a better stealth warship.

Source: mil.news.sina.com.cn “Three major sections of China’s Type 055 warship have been connected: Bow and hangar sections will immediately be installed” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)

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