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Air Force Boat Unit Boats

These are just a few of the many boats and vessels operated by the PLA Air Force.

  • D - landing craft can directly load and unload personnel, vehicles, materials, etc. on the shore beach, and derives models such as water transport vessels, waterline vessels, repair vessels, and sanitary vessels;
  • G - engineering work vessels, including waterline workboats (cable workboats), diving workboats, dredgers, repair vessels, etc.;
  • J - Transportation boat, mainly used for personnel transportation;
  • L - Training boat for training teaching.
  • P - Barges are divided into two types: self-propelled and non-self-propelled, mainly including landing barges, dry cargo barges, oil barges, mud barges, and food barges;
  • T - tugboat mainly carry out towing and towing missions at sea, and inland tugboats can tow and push the barge fleet;
  • U - tanker
  • X - patrol boat, mainly border guard patrol boats, used for border river patrols;
  • Y - transport vessels, including dry cargo transport vessels, liquid cargo transport vessels, refrigerated transport vessels, multi-purpose transport vessels, border protection integrated supply vessels, etc.;
  • Z - Reconnaissance boat for coastal and offshore reconnaissance, mainly used by amphibious reconnaissance teams;

KD262 landing craft

  • KJ485 - Type 529 reconnaissance patrol boat

  • KZ382, KJ485 (mixed into the Air Force)
  • KU315 Fuel Transport


    On the bank of the Huangpu River, there is a force stationed in the Nanjing Military Region Air Force in Shanghai. In the harsh and harsh environment, they have completed the task of transporting oil for aviation once and for all, and delivered a steady stream of fresh "blood" to the aviation units in the southeast coastal theater to ensure that the eagle will take off at any time.

    These vessels have amazingly low freeboard, and when loaded appear nearly awash. The secret sauce is that they are loaded with kerosene, which has a density slightly less than water, so the boats are nearly unsinkable. It will be recalled that the bathyscaphe "Trieste" used a dirigible-like float filled with aviation gasoline as a flotation device. Pure water at 4C (max. density) was chosen as the 'base line' for specific gravity and given the value of 1. Refined gasoline has a specific gravity of 0.737, while kerosene has a specific gravity of 0.817.

    KZ382 - Type 529 rescue boat

  • KZ382, KJ485 (mixed into the Air Force)
  • KZ475 - rescue boat

    In addition to integrating the search and rescue forces of the Air Force, drills also relied on the search and rescue forces of the Navy and the Local Rescue Bureau to jointly conduct search and positioning to improve the effectiveness of joint search and rescue at sea, and accumulate experience for future air force maritime combat training.



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