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- The Chinese Type 010 class minesweeper also has greater displacement : 590 tons instead of the 570 ton of the original Soviet T-43 class minesweeper.
- In addition to the increased armament, the Chinese version is slightly larger than their Soviet counterparts and instead of the 58 meters length of the original Soviet T-43 class minesweeper, the Chinese Type 010 class minesweeper is 60 meters long.
- The several units of the original T-43 class minesweepers transferred from former-Soviet Union have all being retired from active service, placed into reserve fleets subordinated to naval militia for weapon training, while some of the Type 010 class minesweepers remain active despite their age and obsolescence.
- To strengthen the ship for long range heavy patrol duties, the Chinese added more weapons to their Type 010 class minesweeper, resulting in a more heavily armed version than the original Soviet T-43 class : four extra Chinese Type 61 25 mm guns ( II x 2 ) and a single Type 90K 85 mm gun were added, while eight Chinese 14.5 mm heavy machine guns ( II x 4 ) replaced the less powerful 12.7 mm machine guns of the original T-43 class.
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