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CNS Type 032 (Qing)


Experimental Diesel-Electric Submarine


China | 2012



"The Type 032 Qung-class is a one-off experimentally-minded diesel-electric submarine operated by the Chinese Navy."



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The Type 032 (Qing-class) is a double-hulled, experimentally-minded attack submarine serving the modern Chinese Navy (the "People's Liberation Army Navy"). It followed the Type 039A (Yuan-class) of 2006 into service when commissioned in 2012 (October 12th, 2012) and both are conventionally-powered through a diesel-electric propulsion scheme. Designed in 2005 with work beginning in 2008, the Type 032 was launched in September of 2012 - considered to be the largest diesel-electric-powered submarine currently in active service.

As an experimental platform, the Type 032 is used exclusively in the fielding of submarine-related equipment for active evaluation at-sea. Its profile is generally consistent with modern submarines with a short, rounded nosecone, rounded hull and tapered rear section. The sail, well-contoured into the hull's design lines, is positioned just slight ahead of midships and, in 2017, was given a raised structural extension. The dive planes are positioned on the upper sides of the forward hull. Along the ventral line of the hull is an noticeable protrusion. The tailplanes, seated ahead of the multi-bladed propeller shaft, is of a typical cruciform arrangement.

The submarine is able to remain submerged for a period equal to thirty days and an enclosed shelter component supports the delivery of special forces elements. A crew escape pod is built into the sail section in case of emergencies. Submerged, the vessel has a displacement of 7,305 tons (short) and an overall length of 304 feet, a beam measuring 33 feet and a draught down to 22.45 feet. The diesel-electric drive powers a single shaft at the stern using a traditional propulsion arrangement. Maximum speed is said to reach beyond 14 knots.

The boat features a crew of eighty-eight and armament is 1 x 650mm torpedo tube with 1 x 533mm torpedo tube. In addition to this, the vessel carries 2 or 3 x Surface-Launched Ballistic Missiles (SLBMs) and is equipped with a 4-cell Vertical Launch System (VLS) housing Land-Attack cruise missiles.

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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for CNS Type 032 (Qing).
1 x Diesel-electric powerplant driving 1 x Shaft astern.
Propulsion
10.0 kts
11.5 mph
Surface Speed
14.5 kts
16.7 mph
Submerged Speed
4,779 nm
5,500 miles | 8,851 km
Range
Structure
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of CNS Type 032 (Qing).
88
Personnel
Complement
101.3 ft
30.86 meters
O/A Length
10.9 ft
3.32 meters
Beam
22.5 ft
6.84 meters
Draught
4,000
tons
Displacement
6,630
tons
Displacement (Submerged)
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of CNS Type 032 (Qing).
1 x 650mm torpedo tube.
1 x 533mm torpedo tube.
2 x SLBM Vertical Launch System (VLS) for 4 x Land-Attack cruise missiles.
Ships-in-Class (1)
Notable series variants as part of the CNS Type 032 (Qing) family line as relating to the Qing-class (Type 032) group.
CNS Qing
Operators
Global operator(s) of the CNS Type 032 (Qing). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.
National flag of China

[ China ]
Mission Roles
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to seaborne requirements.
BLUE WATER SERVICE
SUBMERGED ATTACK
MARITIME PATROL
FLEET SUPPORT
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
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