Type 62 class gunboat

Type 62 Class Gunboat

Type 62 class gunboat

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Type 062 class gunboat is the successor of Shantou class gunboat and Huangpu class gunboat ,it is also known as Shanghai-I/II classes. The class is larger than its predecessor and is the most widely built and exported Chinese military boat in terms of numbers. This unsophisticated class is relatively well armed for its size, and with patrol mission as main duty, supplemented by ASW missions.

The original of Type 062

During the late 1950s,the PLAN found they need a more powerful gunboat because the 80-ton class Shantou class gunboat and Huangpu class gunboat are too small,lack of fire power and endurance. Several prototypes are built by different shipyard. They are Type 0105 from Luda(3),Type 0108 from Qingdao(1),Type 0109 from Shanghai(10),Type 0110 from Guangzhou(3), and displacement varied from 100-150t, speed varied from 28-30kt,with different weapon arrangements,including 57IIx1,37IIx1,14.5IIx2 or 37IIx2,14.5IIx2. In 1960,a hybrid of all the prototypes,Type 0111 was laid down at Dalian shipyard(Luda),th start of the legendary Type 062 class.

Type 0111-A(0111甲) class gunboat

The first of the Type 062 class gunboat family was Type 0111-A(0111甲) with a total of 30 built. First 3 ships have a Type-66 57mm twin mount forward, others replaced the 57mm twin mount with 37mm twin mount. In 1964 some of these ships added 1 twin Type-56 75mm recoilless-gun in front of the forward gun mount and 1 Type-53 82mm mortar behind the backward 37mm twin gun mount.Of all the 30...
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