Chinese PLN new type helicopter assault ship fire, Hudong Shipbuilding

Chinese Navy landing helicopter assault ship of a new Type 075, still under construction at Hudong–Zhonghua Shipbuilding, caught fire in the morning Apr 11, according to initial Taiwanese reports. Chinese media still keep quiet. Understood fire, probably major fire, was already extinguished, extent of damages of course, remains unknown.
Type 075 landing helicopter dock (NATO classification Yushen-class landing helicopter assault) – Chinese Navy amphibious assault ship still under construction at Hudong–Zhonghua Shipbuilding, launched in Sep 2019, undergoing outfit at Yard, displacement some 40,000 tons, length 237 meters, armament missiles, guns, 30 helicopters.



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