ZIBO (DDG) class Weapon Systems // Ships // Destroyers

Country of Origin: China

The ZIBO-class (Type 052DL) destroyer is a modified variant of the LUYANG III (Type 052D) destroyer design. It has a lengthened hull and helicopter deck and an enlarged radar. HULL: The hull of the ZIBO class has been lengthened by between 13 ft 1 in (4 m) compared to the LUYANG III class for a total hull length of 538 ft 1 in (164 m). The longer hull permits a larger helicopter flight deck to accommodate the new Z-20 naval helicopter. As many as two Z-20, Z-9 or Ka-28  helicopters...


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