Friday, November 19, 2010

Yuch'in class landing craft mechanized

Class overview
Operators: People's Liberation Army Navy
Bangladesh Navy
Tanzania Tanzania People's Defence Force
General characteristics
Displacement:58 t (57 long tons)
Length:24.8 m (81 ft 4 in)
Beam:5.2 m (17 ft 1 in)
Draft:1.3 m (4 ft 3 in)
Propulsion:2 × Type 12V 150C diesel engines at 600 hp (447 kW), 2 shafts
Speed:11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)
Range:450 nmi (830 km) at 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)
Troops:150 troops
Sensors and
processing systems:
Retrofitted with a navigational radar
Armament:2 × 14.5 mm (0.57 in) heavy machine guns (2×1)

The Yuch'in class landing craft, mechanized entered the People's Liberation Army Navy service from 1962–1972 and consists of two types, the Type 068 and Type 069, one of steel construction, the other of aluminum. This class is a scaled down version of Type 067 landing craft utility, and exports include six to Bangladesh, and two to Tanzania. Due to its small size, this class can be and often are maintained and stored on land and thus remain in good condition despite their age.

NamePennant NumberClassTypeOrigin
BNS DarshakA 581Yuch'inLanding Craft Mechanized China
BNS TallashiA 582Yuch'inLanding Craft Mechanized China
BNS LCT 101A 584Yuch'inLanding Craft Mechanized China
BNS LCT 102A 585Yuch'inLanding Craft Mechanized China

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