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Type 520T Houjian-class large missile boats

The Type 520T 'Houjian' -class large missile boats carry five C-801/YJ-1 anti-ship missiles. Conflicting reports that these boats carry either four or six missiles are evidently based on the fact that the mid-ship launcher is asymmetric, with the two missiles to port and three to starboard, with divergent estimates of the weapon load apparently deriving from contemplating either the port or the starboard launcher, and assuming that the other is identical. The operational or engineering source of this unusual asymmetric configuration is not apparent.

Specifications

Builder Huangpu SY
Propulsion diesel
Length 215 feet / 65.4 meters
Beam 27.5 feet / 8.4 meters
Draft 7.8 feet / 2.4 meters
Displacement 320 tons
Endurance
Speed 33.5 knots
Crew 75
Armament
  • 5 - C-801/YJ-1 SSM
  • 1 dual 37 mm AA
  • 2 dual 30 mm
  • Construction Four units were built in the early 1990s.

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