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Type-051B class


NATO: Luhai


Overview


Type-051B class

PLA Navy Type-051B (NATO: Luhai) class destroyer in 2006.
Source: US Navy - © Public domain

Origin
China
Type
Destroyer
Entered service
1999
Status
In service
Development
1990's
Developer
China
Production
1997 - 1999
Producer
China - Dalian shipyard
Number produced
1
Designations
Luhai class (NATO reporting name)
Shenzhen (lead ship name)
Notable users
China - PLA Navy

Details


Facts Type-051B (pre-refit) Type-051B (post refit)
General
Origin
China
Type
Destroyer
Complement
250, including 42 officers
Dimensions
Displacement
6.100 t full load
Length
154 m
Beam
16.5 m
Draft
6 m
Propulsion
Arrangement
CODOG
Machinery
2x DN80 gas turbine
2x MTU 12V 1163 TB83 diesel
Power output
48.600 hp for gas turbines
8.840 hp for diesels
Propulsion
2 shafts, controllable pitch propellers
Mobility
Speed
29 knots
Range
4.500 nm at 14 knots
Sensors
Surface search radar
1x Type 360S
Air search radar
1x Type 381A, 3D air search radar
Air search radar
1x Type 517H-1, VHF long range radar
Fire control radar
1x Type 344 for 100mm gun
Fire control radar
2x Type 347G for 37mm guns
Fire control radar
1x Type 345 for HHQ-7
Optronic director
2x GDG 776
Navigation radar
2x RM-1290
Sonar
DUBV-23 hull mounted sonar
Systems
Combat data management
ZKJ-4 (TAVITAC)
ESM system
Type 826
ECM system
Type 984 jammer
ECM system
Type 985 jammer
Decoys
4x15 Type 946 chaff/flare launcher
Decoys
2x10 Type 947 chaff/flare launcher
Communications
HN-900 datalink
Communications
SATCOM
Guns
Dual purpose
1x2 100mm Type 79A
CIWS
4x2 37mm Type 76A
SSM
Anti-ship
4x4 YJ-83 subsonic anti-ship missile
Possibly YJ-8A upon launch, replaced by YJ-83
SAM
Short range
1x8 HHQ-7, with 16 additional missiles below deck
ASW
Torpedoes
2x3 B-515 324mm torpedo tubes with Yu-7 torpedoes
Aircraft
Facilities
Hangar for up to two medium helicopters, single landing spot
Supported types
2x Z-9C

Subcomponents


Pre-refit armament

100mm Type 79A

1x2 100mm twin barrel naval gun. At first fitted with Type 79A with smooth round housing. Around 2005 updated with stealthy angular housing (aka H/PJ33A).

HHQ-7

1x8 HHQ-7 naval SAM launcher with additional 16 missiles carried as reload.

YJ-83

4x4 YJ-83 subsonic anti-ship missiles.

37mm Type 76A

4x2 37mm Type 76A mounted on top of the hangar.

Yu-7

2x3 torpedo tubes for Yu-7 lightweight torpedoes.

Harbin Z-9C

Facilities for up to 2 medium helicopters, such as Ka-28 or Z-9C.

Post-refit armament

100mm H/PJ33B

1x2 100mm twin barrel H/PJ33B naval gun.

HHQ-16

32-cell H/AJK16 vertical launch system for HQ-16 surface to air missiles. Replaces HHQ-7.

YJ-12

4x4 YJ-12A supersonic anti-ship missiles. Fitted in 2020, replacing earlier YJ-83.

H/PJ11

2x 30mm H/PJ11 (Type 1130) close-in weapon systems. Replaces four Type 76A.

Yu-7

2x3 torpedo tubes for Yu-7 lightweight torpedoes. Possibly supplemented and/or replaced by newer Yu-11.

Harbin Z-9C

Facilities for a single medium helicopter, such as Ka-28 or Z-9C.