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South Korean fleet received a new "paratrooper"

South Korean Navy received a new landing ship. The company Hyundai Heavy Industries gave the Navy a new ship named Il Chul Bong, reports "Warspot" with reference to the portal

South Korean Navy received a new "paratrooper"

second landing ship class LST-II "Cheon Ja Bong"

This is the third ship in a series of four vessels planned for construction. The first two of them are already included fleet, Il Chul Bong became the third, the fourth - No Jeok Bong - is at the final stage of construction.

In service with the South Korean navy, new "paratroopers" will complement the ships of the project LST-I (type Go Jun Bong), built in the 90-s. Currently, the crew of Il Chul Bong is undergoing intensive training, and by the end of this year the new ship should officially enter the fleet, having received an onboard number 688.

The displacement of the ships of the LST-II project is 4900 tons, and when fully loaded it exceeds 7000 tons. Il Chul Bong reaches 127 m in length, 19,4 m in width and can reach speeds of up to 23 knots (43 km / h). On the upper deck of the ship are two LCM type landing boats, a platform for two helicopters, and up to eight amphibious armored personnel carriers can be located inside the flooded deck. In addition, the ship can carry 2 tank and up to 300 fully equipped fighters.
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  1. Serge Gorely
    Serge Gorely April 4 2018 11: 48
    DPRK fighting swimmers joyfully rubbing their hands ...
    1. Hunter 2
      Hunter 2 April 4 2018 11: 54
      You shouldn’t be so! Great Ship! hi We would like, at least five.
    2. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt April 4 2018 11: 57
      Quote: Serge Gorely
      DPRK fighting swimmers joyfully rubbing their hands ...

      swimmers, of course, are a good thing, but they won’t win wars.
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 April 4 2018 12: 45
        The most interesting - such a ship South Korea can only use against the North. She has nowhere else to use it. This is not a defensive, but a purely offensive weapon. So it turns out that they openly acknowledge the preparation of aggression.
        1. Thunderbolt
          Thunderbolt April 4 2018 13: 02
          Quote: Shurik70
          So it turns out that they openly acknowledge the preparation of aggression.

          This does not mean anything, the DPRK also has an MP, which means that ... Germany attacked us in the Great Patriotic War, and we actively used naval assault forces, including the first defensive phase of the war.
          1. Shurik70
            Shurik70 April 4 2018 13: 04
            So the Northerners have enough goals. South Korea, Japan, USA. There are many enemies. And the Southerners will not be allowed to attack anyone except the Northerners.
  2. 210ox
    210ox April 4 2018 11: 51
    That's interesting .. Where do they get this numbering from? 688 ..
  3. Ingvar0401
    Ingvar0401 April 4 2018 12: 05
    Well done korea
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 4 2018 12: 18
    Hope for the American, but don’t be bad yourself?
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 April 4 2018 14: 26
      They have a fairly strong fleet. The destroyers Sijon the Great are the most heavily armed destroyers in the world:
      80 + cells for standards, xNNXX sparrows and 4% compatibility with axes.
      48 cells for cruise missiles of the actual development (1000-1500 range - the latest versions with the breakthrough of air defense on M + in the final section)
      16 RCC of its own - but half of the Exocets.
      Rim-116 short-range air defense / missile defense system
  5. san4es
    san4es April 4 2018 12: 30
    Landing class ship LST-II "Cheon Ja Bong"
  6. bobba94
    bobba94 April 4 2018 12: 58
    For South Korea, the construction of such landing ships is the seed. More than 90% of the world construction of oil drilling platforms, more than 60% of the construction of tankers of all classes is South Korea. The country is officially recognized as the leader in world shipbuilding.