Monday, January 12, 2009

Turkish Navy Barbaros class frigate

Sea Zenith is an advanced four barrelled 25 mm CIWS used by the Turkish Navy. The system's primary purpose is defence against anti-ship missiles, and other precision guided weapons. it can also be employed against fixed/rotary wing aircraft, ships and other small craft, coastal targets, and floating mines

The Barbaros class missile frgates are the most modern warship in the Turkish Navy. They were designed in Germany and are part of the MEKO group of modular warships, The vessels are also known as MEKO 200TN Track I ,Two ships were built in Germany and two in turkey

Displacement: 3,350 tons full load
Length: 116m
Beam: 14.8 m
Draught: 4.25 m
engine: 2 shaft CODOG,controllable pitch propellers ,
2 General Electric LM-2500 gas turbines 60,000 hp

2 MTU 20V 1163diesel-engines, 13,060 hp
top Speed: 32 knots
Range: 4,100 nautical miles at 18 knots
crew: 180
24 officers, 156 enlisted men
EW: Racal Cutlass, Racal Scorpion, Mk 36 decoy
1 - 5 inch /54 gun
2 Oerlikon Contraves Sea Zenith 25mm CIWS gun systems
2x3 12.75" Mk32 torpedo tubes in triple mountings
2 Mk 141 quad-pack Launcher for a maximum of 8 RGM-84 Harpoon
1 MK 21 Guided Missile Launching System for 8 RIM-7 Sea Sparrow F244 & F245
16 Sea Sparrow VLS systems F246, F247


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