Chinese Type 726 Landing Craft Air Cushion conduct beach landing training

According to information published by Chinamil on January 18, 2022, the Chinese Type 726 Air-cushioned Landing Craft, attached to a naval landing ship flotilla under the PLA Southern Theater Command, conducts beach landing training.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Type 726 Landing Craft Air Cushion 3325 (Picture source: Chinamil)

The Type 726 LCAC (Yuyi class) is a class of air-cushioned landing craft used by the People's Liberation Army Navy.

Six Yuyi-class LCACs are believed to be in service with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), with the first one (3320) being seen at the end of 2007.

It is thought that the vessels were delivered in two batches, with the first three LCACs reportedly powered by Ukrainian UGT 6000 engines, while the remaining three are believed to use the indigenous QC-70 gas turbines.

Up to four Yuyi-class LCACs can be carried in the well deck of the 210 m-long Yuzhao-class landing platform dock (LPD).

The Type 726 LCAC is greater in size than the US LCACs in service, but smaller than the Zubr-class LCAC and can carry only one main battle tank or four armored vehicles.