About This File
These models represent the Luda class destroyers, in service with the People's Liberation Army Navy since 1971. They are the first surface warfare vessels designed and built in China.
Three different variants of the ship are included:
- Type 051 Luda class: Initial version, armed with Silkworm missiles, two twin 130mm guns, and a large number of manually operated anti-aircraft guns.
- Type 051G1 Luda-III: Improved version with upgraded radar, missiles, and automatic guns.
- Type 051G2 Luda-III: Modern refit with upgraded sensors and weapons. Silkworms replaced with 4x4 YJ-8 missiles, and aft AAA turret replaced with HQ-7 SAM system.
(An additional variant refitted with a helicopter hangar, the Luda-II, is not included since only a single example was produced.)
See the readme for full details. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or constructive criticisms regarding this model, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you!
What's New in Version 1.0
- 2013/08/13 Initial release