Advanced Search

Modern Chinese Maritime ForcesClick to magnify

Modern Chinese Maritime Forces

Softcover, Premium Color Book (11" x 8.5" (landscape))

      Modern Chinese Maritime Forces, by Manfred Meyer, a noted artist and illustrator, provides up-to-the minute information on Chinese sea power. It lists all Chinese state vessels – not just the People’s Liberation Army Navy, but the Coast Guard, China Maritime Surveillance, China Fisheries law Enforcement Command, and many other state-sponsored agencies that carry out China’s policy at sea.

      Over 570 drawings show everything from aircraft carriers to buoy tenders, accompanied by detailed information on their characteristics. Supporting material covers fleet assignments and descriptions of the Chinese systems for hull numbers and equipment designations.

      Modern Chinese Maritime Forces has the most complete unclassified information on Chinese state-owned vessels available anywhere. Noted China specialist Dr. Andrew Erickson, in the Foreword, writes “Today, China’s maritime forces have the most ships of any nation. This pathbreaking book documents their force structure in unprecedented detail.”

      Modern Chinese Naval Forces is available as either a searchable .pdf or a softcover 158-page book. Both can be bought as a bundle for a reduced price.

      The .pdf version is a living document, updated quarterly with new drawings, commissionings, decommissionings, and new ship data, as it becomes availble. The print version cannot be updated the same way, unfortunately, and was last printed in January of 2021.

 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (0)
Discussions (5)
Customer avatar
Christopher C October 08, 2022 7:27 pm UTC
Please add overhead plan views for the carriers, larger surface warships and larger amphibious ships. Particularly important to display VLS locations and sizes.
Customer avatar
Green Y August 10, 2021 3:21 am UTC
Customer avatar
SERVILLANO R December 03, 2020 2:22 am UTC
Do you nay present day Forces disposition for the South China Sea? Thanks
Customer avatar
Aidan L August 03, 2020 9:30 am UTC
Is this designed as an annex to Harpoon V5 or is it a stand-alone reference?
Customer avatar
Javi B August 09, 2020 6:48 pm UTC
This product predates Harpoon 5 by a couple of months, its just a stand alone reference. That being said, a lot of it is quite useful to extrapolate harpoon stats
Customer avatar
Hiren P April 04, 2020 9:29 am UTC
I want to purchase the Modern Chinese Maritime Forces Admiralty Trilogy Group. Please help me to get a watermark pdf version and also suggest the payment method for the same.
Customer avatar
Frederic M June 14, 2020 12:13 pm UTC
The PDF from Admiral Trilogy are always watermarked. As for the payment: bank card or Paypal.
Browse Categories
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!

Product Information
Electrum seller
Copy/paste disabled
File Size:
44.68 MB
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Last Updated:
April 01, 2023
This title was added to our catalog on October 26, 2018.