Friday, January 16, 2009

Sachsen Class Frigate german navy

fgs F221 Hessen Type 124
FGS Hamburg F220

Displacement: 5,690 tonnes
Length: 143.0m
Beam: 17.44m
Draft: 5.0m
Propulsion: The F124 is equipped with a combined diesel and gas propulsion system, CODAG,The ship has an operating range of 4,000nm at a cruising speed of 18kt in diesel mode.

In gas turbine mode, the gas turbine (model GE7 LM2500 PF/MLG) provides 23,500kW and 3,600rpm, operating two main gearboxes and the cross-connection gearbox.

max Speed: 29 knots
Range: 4000+ nautical miles at 18 kn
Complement: 230 crew + 13 aircrew

Armament: 1 MK. 41 VLS Tactical with 8 cells for 32 RIM-162 ESSM (4 per cell) and 24 SM-2 IIIA surface-to-air missiles
2 RAM launchers with 21 surface-to-air/CIWS-missiles each
2 quadruple Harpoon anti-ship missile launchers
1 OTO-Melara 76 mm dual-purpose gun
2 Mauser MLG 27 27 mm autocannons
2 triple torpedo launchers with EuroTorp MU90 Impact torpedoes
Aircraft carried: 2 Sea Lynx Mk.88A or 2 NH90 helicopters equipped with torpedoes, air-to-surface missiles Sea Skua, and/or heavy machine gun.


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