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The network drew attention to a new type of Chinese submarines

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Like the Russian Navy, the PLA has a mixed submarine fleet, consisting of both nuclear submarines and submarines with conventional propulsion. The latter are mainly represented by Type 039 submarines, which form two classes - diesel-electric submarines Song (base Type 039, 13 units) and submarines with VNEU Yuan (Type-039A/B/C).


According to Beijing's officially announced plans, the PLA Navy should have 2025 Yuan-class submarines by 42, with a total number of conventional submarines of 60 units.

However, to monitor the composition of the underwater fleet China is a difficult task, as the construction and testing of ships are carried out behind the scenes, and censorship is becoming more severe, affecting, among other things, social networks

- complain in the French edition of Meta-defense.

At the same time, it is indicated that a short video was recently posted on the social networks of the PRC, which depicts a new class of submarines previously unknown to observers. As explained in the Covert Shores publication, this submarine cannot be classified as a Yuan subtype, since it is approximately 40-50 meters shorter in length; has a design with a single rather than a double case; horizontal rudders are mounted in front of the hull (and not on the sail).

Earlier, in 2018, a submarine very similar to the new submarine was noticed with one significant difference - it did not have a wheelhouse.

The new model of the submarine surprised even the most knowledgeable experts in this matter

- noted in the Western edition of Meta-defense, which drew attention to a new type of Chinese submarines.

However, observers have already managed to attribute the submarine to the conditionally allocated "Olympic class" - in honor of the sports competitions taking place in China.

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  1. swzero
    swzero 9 February 2022 13: 23
    +8
    horizontal rudders on a sail
    Wow, what a terminology. Depth rudders on the wheelhouse?
    1. Mouse
      Mouse 9 February 2022 13: 35
      +7
      Earlier, in 2018, a submarine very similar to the new submarine was noticed with one significant difference - it did not have felling.

      wassat
    2. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 9 February 2022 13: 39
      +3
      Features of Google - translation))) nothing can be done)))
  2. Hog
    Hog 9 February 2022 13: 54
    +4
    Sail! Broke the sail!
    I confess! I confess! I confess!
    PS: Google translate is fun.
  3. Lykases1
    Lykases1 9 February 2022 13: 56
    -4
    It turns out that even China has mastered VNEU?
  4. Undecim
    Undecim 9 February 2022 14: 13
    +8
    submarine fleet, consisting of both nuclear submarines and submarines with a conventional propulsion system.

    The ship propulsion device is a device that converts the mechanical work of the ship's power plant into a persistent pressure that overcomes resistance and creates forward motion of the ship. On ships, propellers, vane propellers and water jets are used as propellers.
    horizontal rudders are mounted in front of the hull (and not on the sail).

    There are no rudders on a sail. Sail is exclusively American naval slang for a felling fence. In the British Navy, the term fin is used - a fin.
    Time passes, everything changes, except for the illiteracy of site newsmakers.
    1. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 9 February 2022 16: 41
      +5
      Quote: Undecim
      slang for felling fences.

      - Digging deep...Probably an archaeologist! (With) bully
      The striving for truth is commendable, but there is NO FENCE OF THE CUTTING ... because. modern submarines (as a rule) do not have a CONTROL HOUSE that is equally strong as a PC.
      There is a fence for retractable devices and a submarine surface control post (navigation bridge) ... yes
      AHA.
      1. Undecim
        Undecim 9 February 2022 17: 44
        0
        The question was not about the structure of a modern submarine, but about the meaning of the word.
        Uh-huh.
  5. Carib
    Carib 9 February 2022 14: 13
    0
    Quote: Lykases1
    It turns out that even China has mastered VNEU?

    Bought, they have a lot of money. And the sellers did not think that they would copy ...
    1. smart fellow
      smart fellow 11 February 2022 08: 40
      0
      No one would sell except Russia. It was when the British sold the jet engine to the USSR, although the United States was against it. Of course, it can be assumed that the DPRK sold it - the Koreans offered VNEU to Taiwan.
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 9 February 2022 14: 20
    +3
    Sowing doubts in the ranks of the enemy is the main task of disinformation. I would also stick a buoy from the top of a strange shape. Under the video, everything is written in normal language.

    PLA China's New Export Submarine Chinese flag… to be handed over to Pakistan Flag of Pakistan, Myanmar Flag of Myanmar and Thailand Flag of Thailand
  7. bar
    bar 9 February 2022 14: 48
    +2
    both from nuclear submarines and submarines with a conventional propulsion system

    And nuclear submarines propulsive installation unusual?
    Difficulties in machine translation?
  8. Sergei Zabelin
    Sergei Zabelin 9 February 2022 15: 06
    +3
    The PLA Navy should have 2025 Yuan-class submarines by 42, with a total number of conventional submarines of 60 units, now about 40 conventional submarines are in service
    This is the rate of production of 20 boats in three years
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 9 February 2022 15: 56
      +3
      Quote: Sergei Zabelin
      The PLA Navy should have 2025 Yuan-class submarines by 42, with a total number of conventional submarines of 60 units, now about 40 conventional submarines are in service
      This is the rate of production of 20 boats in three years

      and ships, and the subway ...!
      1. agond
        agond 9 February 2022 20: 42
        +3
        Small single-hull boats for 1.5 thousand / t of underwater displacement are definitely easier and faster to build than double-hull nesting dolls for 3.5 thousand / t.