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PAYI (LCPA) class**

Country of Origin: China

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 40 max. PAYI class (Type 724) LANDING CRAFT, PERSONNEL (Air-Cushion) (LCPA)

 Pendant No.

 8536, 8537 plus at least 16 more units.


This class is the only Chinese air-cushion vehicle in operational service. It is a fairly primitive and incapable design. Each YUTING-II class LST can carry two of this craft in its well deck. The first units were commissioned in 1994.


All units are active. They are based in the South Sea Fleet.




 Displacement:      6.4 tons full load

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