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Very Interesting shots of the Chinese Type 032 Qing Class Diesel Electric missile carrying submarine has appeared in Chinese language forums.

 These images clearly confirm the earlier estimates that Type 032 Qing Class SSKs were designed to carry submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) in its large sail. 


If this model is anywehere near reality, Type 032 Qing Class will be able to carry submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs).


Another interesting detail which was rarely talked about was the presence of atleast four vertical launch tubes  for the cruise missiles.  Type 032 Qing Class will be able to launch CJ-10/20 land attack cruise missiles and the YJ-83/ C602/YJ-18 anti-ship missiles from vertical launch tubes in its hull forward of the sail.



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Anthony Maw said... August 23, 2014 at 10:13 PM

It would not take much to modify the missile sub configuration with search and track radar and launch surface to air missiles to deny troop transports and anti-ship ballistic missiles to attack enemy aircraft carriers in the Atlantic Ocean and elsewhere.


 
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