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Saturday, July 04, 2015
Photos of the day: On board PLAN's Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) 868
Since PLAN's Yuzhao class LPD is not large enough to house Zubr LCAC, it makes sense for the PLAN to utilize the MLP to launch those "European bison".
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Coming soon, a Chinese Mobile Landing Platform (MLP).
This Chinese Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) H1138 is smaller than its USN
counterpart; weighting in about 50,000 tons, USNS Montford Point in
comparison weighting in about 34,500 tons. This small size could
suggest a limited role to only supporting float-on/float-off amphibious
operations and not for long range force deployment and resupply. USN’s
MLP, on the other hand, is designed with those mission profiles in
mind: it’s MLP1 and MLP2 provision 25,000 square feet of vehicle and
equipment stowage space and 380,000 gallons of fuel storage in addition
to the support of 3 LCAC lanes.
Frankly speaking, until the PLAN processes additional LCACs, it is difficult to see the need for a bigger MLP.
I think I need a bigger MLP
MLP concept from the USN.
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Photos of the day: Zubr 3325、3326
Thursday, March 27, 2014
PLAN commission of the day: First Zubr LCAC 3325 commissioned.