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New pictures of the China Navy second Type 075 landing helicopter dock


The Twitter account of Loongnaval published on May 12, 2021, new pictures of the Second Chinese Navy Type 075 landing helicopter dock ship. According to information released by Defense Studies, the ship has started sea trials on January 3, 2021.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Second type 075 Landing Helicopter Dock Yushen-class landing helicopter assault (Picture source: Twitter account of Loongnaval)


The Type 075 is a class of landing helicopter dock or amphibious assault ship designed and manufactured for the Chinese navy by Hudong–Zhonghua Shipbuilding, the largest shipbuilding group in China and the second-largest shipbuilding conglomerate in the world.

The Type 075 is comparable to the American Wasp-class, a class of landing helicopter dock (LHD) amphibious assault ships operated by the United States Navy. This type of ship is used by the U.S. Marine Corps and conduct landing operations using landing craft or helicopters as well as providing air support via AV-8B Harrier II attack aircraft or F-35B Lightning II stealth strike-fighters.

The Type 075 will be used by the Chinese navy to carry various types of helicopters to attack naval vessels, enemy ground forces or submarines. The vessels will be also used to deploy landing craft and troops, as well as command and control ship.

The development of the Type 075 LHD has officially started in 2011. The ship will offer new amphibious capabilities to the Chinese Navy. It features a full-length flight deck for helicopter operations, which can also serve as a platform for short takeoff and vertical landing aircraft. According to Chinese military sources, the Type 075 will be able to carry approximately 900 troops and conduct land operations.