Kunlun Mountains army captain said the landing ship handling performance than expected
Data Figure: China’s Navy 998″ Kunlun Mountains No. “dock landing ship
interview” Kunlun Mountains “Captain Qiao Zhiqiang: Open the three-dimensional landing times
Xinhua military correspondent : The first time I saw “Kunlun Mountains” What kind of feelings?
Qiao Zhiqiang: I first saw “Kunlun Mountains” in September 2007, the overall feeling is that this ship is very large, and sleek design is very beautiful. In fact, our troops have been concerned about this ship for nearly 10 years, just from the looks of the design, I approached this new landing ship sooner, just drawings, but to see the real in 2007, the feeling is still very shock.
Xinhua military correspondent: You before landing ship model in which to work now, “Kunlun Mountains” and compared them with those advances?
Qiao Zhiqiang: I have five models in the four ships served as a captain on the job. And compared to the old landing craft, “Kunlun Mountains” in the manipulation and construction process has been greatly improved. This ship uses a lot of domestic technology and advanced equipment, the localization rate is very high. As the displacement of nearly two million tons of ships, “Kunlun Mountains” and the previous ships should be in control there is a big difference. As the “Kunlun Mountains” power is abundant, with a sleek design and bow thruster technology, the handling is much better than I imagined, much stronger than some of the ton supply ship.
addition, the “Kunlun Mountains” of the “pressure wave” performance is excellent. Measure the shape of ship design, there is a very intuitive indicator is the ship’s “pressure wave” nature. In sailing ships, waves generated by the bigger the better but not as small as possible. Waves generated by the larger ships on the description of the design problem, a lot of energy is lost to the “wave resistance” among the.
Xinhua military correspondent: You have no contact with foreign ships, warships have those characteristics compared to domestic?
Qiao Zhiqiang: contact with some, I was impressed that the U.S. military, “Blue Ridge”. Of course, from the mission task, “Blue Ridge” and “Kunlun Mountains” was not the same, “Blue Ridge” is the fleet flagship. But the “Blue Ridge”, formerly known as the dock landing ship, and we ship some approximation. “Blue Ridge” from the age of the ship, of course, than our big, old number to appear. But pay no attention to the appearance of U.S. warships, but great attention to detail. Found when I visited the “Blue Ridge” all kinds of items placed in a very neat, clean channel, all the “copper” are Zeng light watt light. Out to visit the spot, or the result of normal maintenance, professional or those of us able to see out of one. U.S. warships usually obvious maintenance work is in place. U.S. warships and more foreign exchanges, there is a special tour routes, visiting foreign ship does not affect any of the officers and men within the life and work.
course, this is a systemic problem, really not a simple “maintenance” work a few words can be explained clearly. For example, all devices on U.S. warships have strict period of use. After expiration, regardless of whether the use of all replace the U.S. military, rather than tinkering. Therefore, we often find in the U.S. warships to visit a lot of small parts is completely new. Also, the U.S. warships can be seen on channel screwdriver, pliers and other small tools, is placed on the wall, and the corresponding damage control equipment configuration is in place is also very comprehensive. All this reflects the actual management philosophy for U.S. warships.
Xinhua military correspondent: dock landing ship landing ship compared to the ordinary What are the advantages, the ability to replace the traditional landing craft?
Qiao Zhiqiang: the advantages of dock landing ship, the name suggests, mainly in the docking bay. He can carry air-cushion craft and landing craft to carry the pan of water is not capable of amphibious landing operations and equipment. In addition, the dock landing ship can also use a large ship-borne helicopters, combat troops to the vertical distance delivery in the past. To sum up the delivery is fast and can carry large numbers of troops fighting in the ocean to grasp the initiative was launched. The traditional tank landing ship, speed slow, can only reach the beach to unload the equipment, resulting in the formation are in combat against enemy fire within the scope of the task did not reach the sudden. Dock landing ship to give the “three-dimensional landing,” the U.S. military amphibious combat is the main form.
but this is not the means necessary to eliminate all conventional landing craft to do? U.S. conventional landing craft have all been canceled completely by the amphibious assault ship and the transport dock ship instead. But our military is not the case. Dock landing ship is equipped with a balanced variety of equipment, including tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, work vehicles, barrier-breaking cars and other vehicles. Dock landing ship normally takes three to reach a certain size of force. Force of this size, only the first wave of assault force as the enemy occupied the narrow defense sites, the follow-up or rely on large-scale forces into the delivery of conventional landing craft.
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