|eswube wrote: *||May 4th, 2020, 6:14 pm|
Those in Real Designs / China / Patrol Vessel:
I think "Coastal Warfare >> Gun Fast Attack Craft" would be a better classification for them
Indeed, I considered that eventuality during upload, but in the end I don't share Your opinion. Many of them in literature are described as simply "patrol boats/craft" (of course line between PC/PB and FACG is rather blurry), and some of them are definitely not fast
In China, those ships are officially called “护卫艇”, could be translated as "escort boat" or "small corvette". Due to lacking destroyers and frigates, those small ships were actually major combat resource of most Chinese costal defence fleets in about 1950-1970, not just patrol vessels. This is why I think they should be classified as "Costal Warfare". Only Type 62-1G can be an exception, as it is designed as a patrol boat.
For Type 55A and Type 62 series, FACG is OK, they are fast. For Type 52A/53A/54A and the Japanese gunboat, indeed they're not fast enough, maybe just call them "Gunboats" would be fine
this one has wrong picture, No.808 should be a Type 53A. but the picture is No.517, a Type 52A