Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Comparing China's Type 055 Warship To America's Zumwalt-Class Destroyer

USS ‘Zumwalt.’ Photo via Wikipedia

David Axe, War Is Boring: How Do America and China’s Huge New Warships Stack Up?

‘Zumwalt’ versus Type 055

On Oct. 15, 2016 in Baltimore on the U.S. East Coast, the U.S. Navy commissioned the guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt into service following a protracted and costly development.

Six hundred feet long and displacing 14,500 tons, Zumwalt — the first of three stealthy land-attack destroyers — is America’s largest surface combatant in generations.

But she’s not alone in her weight class. While the Americans were celebrating Zumwalt’s entry into service, on the other side of the world at a shipyard in Shanghai, the Chinese navy was hard at work on its own 14,000-ton-displacement surface warship.

The Type 055 just began major construction and probably won’t enter service before 2018. But when she does, she could be the biggest and most powerful surface warship in Asia.

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WNU Editor: They are two different ships .. with two different missions.


fazman said...

One fires rounds from its main gun and the other ? Lol

fazman said...

One fires rounds from its main gun and the other ? Lol

Jay Farquharson said...

Well, the Zumwalt has no $800,000 rounds for it's guns, so it's not firing.

fazman said...

Yep l meant the chinese , zumwait lol criminal incompetence.

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