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Type-056 class


NATO: Jiangdao class


Overview


Type-056 class

Top view of Chinese Type-056 (NATO: Jiangdao) class corvette.
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Origin
China
Type
Corvette
Entered service
2013
Status
In service
Development
2000's
Developer
China
Production
2012 - 2016
Producer
China - Dalian Liaonan Shipyard
China - Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding
China - Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding
China - Wuhan Wuchang Shipyard
Number produced
22 Type-056
4 derivatives for export
Designations
Jiangdao class (NATO reporting name)
056型护卫舰
Notable users
China

Description


Introduction

The Type-056 is a class of corvettes of Chinese origin. They were developed to replace older corvettes and the first became operational in 2013. A variant called with improved anti-submarine warfare is known as the Type-056A, this is described separately.

Design

The Type-056 is a larger and improved design based on the Pattani class patrol vessel as produced for export to Thailand. The Type-056 uses a low radar cross section hull design and uses diesel propulsion. Armament, sensors and combat data management are a downsized set as used on the Type-054A frigate. A helicopter deck supports medium size helicopters, but there is no hangar.

Firepower

The Type-056 is mainly focused on anti-surface warfare. The main armament are four YJ-83 subsonic anti-ship missiles. A 76mm H/PJ26 dual purpose gun is mounted on the bow. Defense against inbound missiles is provided by the HHQ-10 octuple launch system for infrared guided missiles. Yu-7 lightweight torpodoes provide a degree of anti-submarine defense. For self-defense 30mm remote weapon systems and 12.7mm heavy machine guns are fitted.

Sensors

The Type-056 is fitted with a basic sensor suite consisting of air and surface search radar, plus a bow mounted sonar.

Mobility

The Type-056 class uses a diesel propulsion system. This setup is economic, but lacks the top speed found in frigates and destroyers fitted with gas turbine engines. Maximum speed is 25 kt and economic speed is 16 kt. At a speed of 16 kt the range is about 3.500 nautical miles.

Users

The PLA Navy is the only user of the Type-056 in this exact set-up. The Type-056 corvette resulted in two designs for export. The C13B corvette is used by Bangladesh and known as the Shadhinota class. The P18N is an offshore patrol vessel for Nigeria, where it is known as the Centenary class. Furthermore, a variant with improved anti submarine capabilities was developed as the Type-056A subtype.

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Details


Facts Type-056
General
Origin
China
Type
Corvette
Complement
60
Dimensions
Displacement
1.300 t standard
1.440 t full load
Length
88.9 m
Beam
11.1 m
Draft
4 m
Propulsion
Arrangement
CODAD
Machinery
2x SEMT Pielstick 16 PA6-STC diesel engine
Power output
6.900 hp each
13.800 hp combined
Propulsion
2 shafts
Mobility
Speed
25 kt
Range
2.000 nm at 18 kt
3.500 nm at 16 kt
Sensors
Air and surface search
Type 364
Fire control
Type 347G for 76mm
Sonar
Bow mounted sonar
Systems
Combat data management
ZKJ-5
Guns
Dual purpose
1x 76mm H/PJ26
Self-defense
2x 30mm H/PJ15
Self-defense
2x 12.7mm QJC89
SSM
Anti-ship
2x2 YJ-83
SAM
CIWS
1x8 HHQ-10
ASW
Torpedo tubes
2x3 324mm
Torpedo types
Yu-7
Aircraft
Facilties
1 medium helicopter, no hangar
Supported types
Harbin Z-9C

Subcomponents


76mm H/PJ26

1x 76mm H/PJ26 dual purpose gun on bow.

YJ-83

2x2 launcher for YJ-83 subsonic anti-ship missile.

HHQ-10

1x8 HHQ-10 launcher for infrared guided short range missile defense.

Yu-7

2x3 torpedo tubes for Yu-7 lightweight torpedo.

Harbin Z-9C

Helicopter deck for 1x Z-9C naval helicopter. There is no hangar.

Related articles


Type-054A class

The Type-056 corvette uses a downscaled sensor package and selection of armament also found on the Type-054A frigate.