Sunday, January 11, 2009

Norwegian navy Skjold class missile boats

Port side view of the HNoMS SKJOLD (P960), Royal Norwegian Navy Skjold-class Fast Patrol Craft, underway near Fort Washington channel marker. The vessel is painted in a splinter camouflage pattern.Location: WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (DC) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA)Camera Operator: DON S. MONTGOMERY

The Norway navy Skjold shield class patrol boats is a fast large stealth missile craft/Littoral Combat Ship,also known as MTBs (missile torpedo boats). This design is completely Norwegian, they are among the fastest warships in the world and can reach speeds of up to 60 knots / 110 km/h.The Skjold class displace 260 tonnes and measure 46.8m by 13.5m
8 Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile SSMs kept in an internal weapons bay
76mm Oto Breda Super Rapid cannon
Mistral missile 3 kg warhead surface to air missile
12.7mm gun


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