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  1. Major1999

    BB Radetzky Class

    What about the Austro-Hungarian pre dreadnought Radetzky class battleship for the european tech tree on tier 3? Armament: 4x 30,5cm L/45 Skoda, 8x 24cm L/45, 20x 10cm L/50 Skoda, 6x 7cm L/45, 6x 4,7cm L/44 (anti torpedo weapons), 3x 45cm undderwater torps (2x on starbord and port and 1x on stern) Armor: 10-250mm (belt armor: 100-230mm, turret armor: 60-200/250mm ,torpedo bulkhead: 48mm) Top Speed: 20,5 knots Ships in Series: 3 Launch: 1908-1910
  2. Sweedish_Gunner

    Tier 10 gameplay is a mess.

    I'm not quite sure when it started, but the quality and enjoyment of T10 matches has taken a complete nosedive in the last year or so. The actual core gameplay of T10 is so skewed and flawed that I find it really hard to even enjoy playing at T10 anymore, the gameplay itself seems toxic and uninviting. A huge problem T10 suffers (in my mind) is the almost complete lack of brawling and close quarters engagements, which has been exacerbated recently by all the new ships added to the game. The two main reasons for the poor quality of gameplay are the maps and as I mentioned earlier, all the new ships. As for maps, there are a few good ones, maps like Sleeping Giant and Hotspot are some of the best in the game. However there are some absolute stinkers in the T10 pool, I'm sure I don't have to mention Okinawa, Ocean or Ice Islands for being absolutely awful. The reason behind the maps feeling really poor to play is (again imo) the lack of cover within or on approach to certain caps or parts of the map, the best maps have lots of varied options on how to approach objectives and corridors, they offer a balance of long open water sight-lines and tall covering islands allowing ships to get in closer, for example, on Hotspot, both sides of the maps offer the opportunity to both get in close and brawl and to let people keep their distance if they wish. These tall, long islands are absolutely key to allowing dynamic and aggressive gameplay at T10 where the damage and range of most ships is quite high. The bigger problem though, is the new T10 ships. Nearly every single new battleship and cruiser in the last year or more has been designed to run away, avoid direct gunfights and not push in aggressively, the only exception to this being the Kremlin which wasn't exactly balanced on release. So what have we had? We have the Conqueror, a long range HE spammer made of rice crackers with a citadel the size of Mars, the République, a long range (26.1km base range xd) AP spammer made of dry grass and kindling (armed with an AP black hole device though), the Bourgogne, a long range Swiss army knife made of plasterboard, the Thunderer, a long-mid range flexible boi that has the rice cracker armour and Martian citadel from the Conq, the Ohio, which is the only ship so far other than the Kreml that wants to even get remotely close to the action and even then it doesn't have to get close if you don't mind not using one of your gimmicks and finally we have the Shikishima which is just Yamato gameplay but you're compensating even harder for something. Not one of these ships wants to go sub 12km range bar maybe the Ohio, they're all designed to sit far away from HE and incoming damage whilst flinging their own shells at something 21 km away. Then we have the cruisers, oh boy (I don't exactly remember the release order). So the Henri is a fast, long range kiting ship with little armour, the Worcester is a island hugger with little armour and awful shell arcs for chasing ships, the Salem is a DM that's actually encouraged to go closer (crazy I know), the Yoshino is a long range kiting ship with 20km torps and no armour, the Colbert is an island hugger with no armour and awful shell arcs for chasing ships, the Smolensk is an abomination and one that's designed to not push because of its smoke and awful armour, the Venezia is a long range. SAP kiting ship with smoke (that can actually be used to play aggro but it's super risky), the Goliath is a kiting HE spammer with no armour, the Al Nevsky is another, you guessed it, long range HE spammer with questionable armour. The only ship that looks interesting is the upcoming Petropavlovsk because maybe it might not just run away spamming HE for the whole match. And don't forget the DD's, obviously there's Shimakaze's everywhere (there always is) but the addition of the underwater missile armed Swedish DD's doesn't exactly make pushing any easier when a good player can basically perma flood you, whilst things like the Haragumo and Daring can just smoke up and spam HE to their hearts content with their cruiser levels of DPM. The combination of bad maps, with little cover, cruisers who's only interest is spamming HE along with BB's who don't want to eat said HE makes for one hell of a frustrating experience where close range, fun, skill expressive engagements are few and far between. I've been slowly playing less solo T10 and I'm continuing to drift away from it, which is a shame because T10 has some of the most interesting ships in the game and it is, ultimately, the end goal of playing WoWS. Anyways this was a bit of a rant as I just needed to get this off my chest and of course this goes without saying, the presence of T10 CV's makes the whole experience 100 times worse as they ruin everyone's game being the incurable malignant tumour they are.
  3. Which class determines victory? Answer the poll above - A really simple question which I find myself arguing over endlessly with clanmates. I find there is also a very big problem currently with the game because of my opinion on this. If equal numbers of ships on each team, which carries? Which class seriously and simply outright determines the outcome of a battle? We're talking random battles here and I've left carriers out of this poll on purpose.
  4. jerkchicken

    HNLMS/RNLN De Ruyter

    HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën-Class Light Cruiser Completed for the Royal Netherlands Navy in 1953 as HNLMS De Ruyter (C801) For in the game, I think De Ruyter needs something special (Surveillance radar II) -> 11,7km with a 30 seconds duration. The dutch navy was and still is one of the best radar producers on the world. I see the ship for Tier 7 maybe 8. It has 4x2 152mm main armament, AA is decent. Construction: General characteristics: Some Pictures of the beauty: Will be glad to see this beauty in-game with a new nation :) Greetings,
  5. I enjoyed playing DDs a lot since CBT. When the current changes occured I started having problems but I gave it a chance so I can figure out if I played them wrong. My personal conclusion is that DDs are too dependent on teamplay, well much more than other classes, and too many things can go wrong very fast and without any chance of reverse it. I started playing cruisers and I find it very easy to get good results, so thats my new cup of tea.
  6. Ahoy fellow sailors, since hearing of the Aircraft Carriers in WoWs and the way of playing them, I can't wait to try out one of those vessels. I had hoped to be able to test it on the booth at Gamescom. I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed when hearing, that you couldn't test the Carriers. But it was all compensated by the general chance of being able to test WoWs for the first time, so that was great! (And the battleship -next smaller one - ruled too!) But now I am curious, what classes are you guys interested in? Looking forward to your answers! Snapdragon
  7. Welcome everyone, Green here bringing you my second forum of the series on the UK Royal Navy. Today we are going to have an in-depth look at the UK class 23 frigates. The Type 23 class is the largest class of frigate constructed for the Royal Navy since the 26 ships of the leander class. Like the leanders they type 23 provides the back bone of the Royal Navy's anti sub frigate force, and with any luck should continue to do so for many more years. The ships where designed to complete that role in the rough waters of the North Atlantic using their towed array sonar. The Type 23 where the first stealthy ships to enter service in the Royal Navy with hull angled off the vertical to reduce a radar signature. After the Falklands war Harpoon anti-ship missiles and a 144 mm gun where added to give the design a better punch. The ships will also receive the new powerful towed sonar 2031Z which equips the ten of the class. This sonar will allow the ships to find much quieter modern submarines that may operate in inshore waters in the future. Further studies are in hand to find ways to extend the lives of these large and capable vessels and further enhancing their military capabilities. Class overview Name: Type 23 frigate Builders: Yarrow Shipbuilders and Swan Hunter Operators: Royal Navy Chilean Navy Preceded by: Type 22 frigateCondell class frigate Succeeded by: Type 26 Global Combat Ship Cost: £130M per ship In commission: 24 November 1987 Planned: 16 Completed: 16 Active: 13 Royal Navy , 3 Chilean Navy General characteristics Class & type: Frigate Displacement: 4,900 t (4,800 long tons; 5,400 short tons)[1] Length: 133 m (436 ft 4 in) Beam: 16.1 m (52 ft 10 in) Draught: 7.3 m (23 ft 9 in) Propulsion: CODLAG: Four 1510 kW (2,025 shp) Paxman Valenta 12CM diesel generators Two GEC electric motors delivering 2980kW (4000 shp) Two Rolls-Royce Spey SM1C delivering 23,190 kW (31,100 shp) Speed: In excess of 28 kn (52 km/h; 32 mph)(HMS Sutherland achieved 34.4 knots during high-speed trials in November of 2008) Range: 7,500 nautical miles (14,000 km) at 15 kn (28 km/h) Complement: 185 (accommodation for up to 205) Electronic warfare & decoys: 4 x 6-barrel Seagnat decoy launchers DFL2/3 offboard decoys Armament: Anti-air missiles: 1× 32-cell Sea Wolf GWS.26 VLS canisters for32 Sea Wolf missiles (range 1-10 km) Anti-ship missiles: 2 × quad Harpoon launchers Anti-submarine torpedoes: 2 × Twin 12.75 in (324 mm) Sting Ray torpedo tubes Guns: 1 × BAE 4.5 inch Mk8 gun 2 × 30mm DS30M automated guns, or, 2× 30mm DS30B guns 2 × Miniguns 4 × General-purpose machine guns Aircraft carried: 1 × Lynx HMA8, armed with; 4 × Sea Skua anti ship missiles, or 2 × anti submarine torpedoes or 1 × Westland Merlin HM1, armed with; 4 × anti submarine torpedoes Aviation facilities: Flight deck Enclosed hangar I hope that you have enjoyed this topic, as always I welcome positive feed back in how to improve my post's.
  8. Even'n everyone. FiddlersGreen bringing you my very first topic post here. I hope not to disappoint. Today I would like to tell you a little more about the River class patrol vessel, now this ship is currently in service in two navy's around the world, The UK's Royal Navy and the Royal Thai Navy. A class of five offshore vessels these ships where built for the Royal Navy in order to replace the ageing class of seven Island class.These ships are primarily used for fisheries protection. Class overview Name: River class Builders: Vosper Thornycroft (now BAE Systems Surface Ships) Operators: Royal Navy Royal Thai Navy Preceded by: Castle class Subclasses: HMS Clyde, HTMS Krabi In commission: June 2003 Completed: 5 Active: 5 General characteristics Type: Patrol vessel Displacement: 1,677 tonnes Length: 79.5 metres Beam: 13.6 metres Draught: 3.8 metres Installed power: 4,125 kW (5,532 hp) at 1,000 rpm Propulsion: 2 × Ruston 12RK 270 diesel engines Speed: 20 kn (37 km/h) Range: 7,800 nautical miles (14,400 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h) Boats & landing craft carried: 2 × rigid inflatable boats Complement: 30, accommodation for 20 more Armament: 1 × 20 mm gun 2 × general purpose machine guns These ship are larger than the Island class that came before them, this allows them the possibility to be suited to a certain role, For example this role could be; Fire fighting. Disaster relief. Anti-pollution efforts. For more information why not pay the following site a visit? http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/The-Fleet/Ships/Patrol-and-Minehunters/River-Class This is my first post so any Constructive feed back would be glad appreciated. Fiddler,
  9. The Zeven Provinciën-class frigates are highly advanced air-defence and command frigates in service with the Koninklijke Marine (Royal Netherlands Navy). This class of ships is also known as LCF (Luchtverdedigings- en commandofregat, air defense and command frigate). The ships are similar to the German Sachsen-class frigates in role and mission. Class overview Operators: Royal Netherlands Navy Preceded by: Tromp-class frigate Cost: €600 million ($816 million) In commission: April 26, 2002 Completed: 4 Active: 4 List of ships F802 De Zeven Provinciën F803 Tromp F804 De Ruyter F805 Evertsen The MS Tromp Anti-air warfare These ships were optimized for the anti-air warfare role. For this role the ships are equipped with an advanced sensor and weapons suite. The primary sensors for this role are the long range surveillance radar SMART-L and the multi-function radar APAR. The SMART-L and APAR are highly complementary, in the sense that SMART-L is a D band radar providing very long range surveillance while APAR is an I band radar providing precise target tracking, a highly capable horizon search capability, and missile guidance using the Interrupted Continuous Wave Illumination (ICWI) technique, thus allowing guidance of 32 semi-active radar homing missiles in flight simultaneously, including 16 in the terminal guidance phase. The primary anti-air weapons are the point defence Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile and the area defence SM-2 Block IIIA. The Mk 41 Vertical Launch System is used to house and launch these missiles. 32 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile and 32 SM-2 Block IIIA are carried. The Zeven Provincien Ballistic missile defence The Koninklijke Marine is investigating the use of these ships for the role of Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD). During tests carried out by HNLMS Tromp in the Pacific ocean near Hawaii, experimental modifications to the SMART-L to allow even longer range were proven (detailed in the Tromp article). A study by the Koninklijke Marine, the Netherlands Defence Material Organization, Thales Nederland, Raytheon Missile Systems, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and Lockheed Martin has been conducted to establish the feasibility of modifying the De Zeven Provinciën class to provide it the capability to intercept ballistic missiles. In particular, the study examined the feasibility of integrating the SM-3 Block IB missile with the SMART-L and APAR radars. The study concluded that - with certain modifications to the SMART-L and APAR, as well as to the ship's Combat Management System and the missile itself - BMD with the De Zeven Provinciën class could be achieved. A contract was awarded for the radar modification in June 2012. The Ruyter Modernizing The De Zeven Provinciën class are very modern. The De Zeven Provinciën-class ships will get the new Smart-L mk2 radar that can detect ballistic missiles at a range of 2,000 km (1,200 mi). The Dutch minister promised also that the APAR radar will have a bigger range than 400 km (250 mi). This is because the Netherlands is the first country that is participating as an active missile shield for NATO. In late 2011, the Ministry of Defence announced a modernization program to upgrade the SMART-L early-warning radar so that De Zeven Provinciën-class frigates can detect and track ballistic missiles at extended range. Although there are no plans to acquire the BDM-capable SM-3 surface-to-air missiles, De Zeven Provinciën-class frigates can pass on the tracking and detection data to other sea-based or land-defense BMD assets, including U.S. Navy’s warships, that can deal with a ballistic missile threat. This modernization program is scheduled for completion by late 2017 for the entire De Zeven Provinciën class. The Evertsen
  10. German Navy: Frigate „Köln“ class (120) The frigates of the "Köln" class (120) was originally built as a type 55 escort warship. KÖLN former frigate. The units were named after German cities. At the same time, there are traditional names former warships. Almost all names were passed to the frigates of the class 122. In tests under extremely heavy weather, the ships already proven very early to be vulnerable. Again and again were cracking up in the middle-range ship superstructures. The defects could never be completely resolved, despite reinforcing actions. Specifications: Dimensions (length / width / depth): 109,83 m/ 11,02 m/ 3,54 m Load displacement: 2.969 t Speed: 34 Kn Arming: 2x 100mm guns in single turrets 2x 40mm guns on double carriages 2x 40mm guns on single mountings 8x submarine hunting missile launchers in groups of four 4x torpedo tubes Water bombs Mines ​Crew: ​238 ​Units: Name/Squadron/Homeport F220/Ex „Köln“/2. escort Squadron/Wilhelmshaven F221/Ex „Emden“/2. escort Squadron/Wilhelmshaven F222/Ex „Augsburg“/2. escort Squadron/Wilhelmshaven F223/Ex „Karlsruhe“/2. escort Squadron/Wilhelmshaven F224/Ex „Lübeck“/2. escort Squadron/Flensburg F225/Ex „Braunschweig“/2. escort Squadron/Flensburg ????/Hulk Ex „Köln“/Vessel protection training center/? Source:
  11. Destroyer "Fletcher" class (119) The first destroyer of the "Fletcher" class (119) was acquired in January 1958 by the United States. The six units of this class were the first ships of the German Federal Navy with an operations center. The Destroyer 1 of the Federal Navy. The first destroyer of the Fletcher-class (119) was acquired in January 1958 by the United States. The six units were the first ships of the German Federal Navy with an operations center. Another five destroyers of this class followed the 1959th All six FLETCHER were initially on loan from the U.S. Congress, as the time for the design, construction and testing of our own larger vessels was not available. Specifications: Dimensions (length / width / depth): 114.74 m / 12.0 m / 4.41 m Load displacement: 2,750 t Speed: 35 knots Arming: 4 x 127 mm guns in single turrets 6 x 76.2 mm flak guns in double 5 x mm TR-533 in fivesome 2 x 533 mm UTR 2 x submarine-hunting missile launcher "Hedgehog" 1 x depth charges circulation stage mine rails Crew: 250 Soldiers Units: UNITS, SQUADRON, LOCATIONS D170/Destroyer 1/first and third Destroyer Squadron/Kiel D171/Destroyer 2/first and third Destroyer Squadron/Kiel D172/Destroyer 3/first and third Destroyer Squadron/Kiel D178/Destroyer 4/first and third Destroyer Squadron/Kiel D179/Destroyer 5/first and third Destroyer Squadron/Kiel D180/Destroyer 6/first and third Destroyer Squadron/Kiel Source:
  12. Corvette „Braunschweig" class (K 130) The corvette ERFURT in testing. In view of the broad spectrum of the Bundeswehr to buy the navy five corvettes. This new type of ship for the Navy allows worldwide use and complements the existing capabilities of the speedboats and frigates. Corvettes for the tasks in the Überwasserseekriegführung, especially in marginal seas and coastal waters, optimized. Home port, as well as for the fast boats, Rostock-Warnemünde. On 1 Corvettes squadron belongs alongside future five corvettes and the tender "Donau". On important technology areas which commenced for the frigates "Sachsen" class developments to be vigorously pursued, for example in the field of marine engineering automation, computer and network technology, or software for weapons and guidance systems. The network is for example designed so that in case of damage to the vessel can be replaced but all the information and processed. In all ship components to maintain the performance are redundant. Due to this redundancy the operational capability is maintained. In addition to the "Braunschweig" class are planned many new developments and innovative solutions. In the field of radar and infrared signature, the "Braunschweig" class on stealth characteristics. With their high-performance radar, it is always in the picture of the current situation. In the future it is even being considered, "Navy drones" to station on the corvette. The ship would thus be in a position to field reconnaissance and surveillance carried out on the radar horizon. the necessary facilities already exist. all this allows for the use in coastal waters, particularly in the context of multinational rapid reaction forces. Specifications: Length: 88.8 m Width: 13.2 m Load displacement: 1840 t 2 drive diesel engines with 7400 kW Speed: 26 knots Sea endurance (without tender): 7 days Sea endurance (with tender): 21 days Distance:> 2500 miles at 15 knots 2 waves 2 adjustable propeller 2 planetary gear Arming: 1 76 mm cannon 2 27 mm guns 2 RAM 2 decoys shedding systems TKWA / MASS Minelaying capacity 4 target country capable missile RBS 15MK3 1 radar jammers ​Crew: 58 Soldiers Units: Name/Squadron/Homeport F260 Braunschweig/Corvette Squadron Flotilla 1/Warnemünde F261 Magdeburg/Corvette Squadron Flotilla 1/Warnemünde F262 Erfurt/Corvette Squadron Flotilla 1/Warnemünde F263 Oldenburg/Corvette Squadron Flotilla 1/Warnemünde F264 Ludwigshafen am Rhein/Corvette Squadron Flotilla 1/Warnemünde/ Pictures: Aerial photos of the Corvette ERFURT Corvette Magdeburg (F 261) runs to first use to Lebanon http://www.internnet.../ansprengen.jpg After several days of preparation, involving among other things a Kalibriersprengung took place almost eight kilometers and measuring cables were installed throughout the ship, the corvette BRAUNSCHWEIG was examined in a test section on their stability. Source:
  13. Minehunter "Frankenthal" Class (MJ 332) As part of the further modernization of the German armed forces 12 new mine minehunters the "Frankenthal" class were asked (MJ 332) in service. Using the "Hameln" Class (SM 343) imported unit forms the platform in a reliable way, made of non-magnetizable steel hull form the basis for an optimized overall system on the Mine Warfare. In addition to a sonar system for locating mine similar objects includes a guide and information processing system (SATAM) and two remote-controlled via a cable mine hunting drone (type "penguin" B3), with high-resolution short-range sonar and video camera. Previously geortete underwater objects can be visually identified with the aid of the drone and destroyed locally via a fernzündbare carried explosives. In order to reach the mine countermeasures are difficult to access and tight spaces, such as scan to port entrances and wharves may include an operational mines diving group and a pressure chamber to divers. The clearance divers have specific training in ordnance disposal of all kinds are in the search, rescue and recovery service, as well as for the recovery of the flight recorders of crashed aircraft used. Specifications: Dimensions (length / width / depth): 54,4 m / 9,2 m / 2,6 m Load displacement: 650 t Power: 4080 kW (5550 PS) Speed: 18 kn ​Arming: 1 x 27 mm Light Navy Gun 2 x 2 Stinger Minelaying equipment Equipment: 2x underwater mine hunting drone "Pinguin B3" Telescopic deck crane Diver pressure chamber Mine diving equipment Crew: 42 Soldiers ​Units: Name/Squadron/Homeport M 1058 „Fulda“/Third Minesweeper Squadron/Kiel M 1059 „Weilheim“/Third Minesweeper Squadron/Kiel M 1061 „Rottweil“/Third Minesweeper Squadron/Kiel M 1062 „Sulzbach-Rosenberg“/Third Minesweeper Squadron/Kiel M 1063 „Bad Bevensen“/Third Minesweeper Squadron/Kiel M 1064 „Grömitz“/Third Minesweeper Squadron/Kiel M 1065 „Dillingen“/Third Minesweeper Squadron/Kiel M 1067 „Bad Rappenau“/Third Minesweeper Squadron/Kiel M 1068 „Datteln“/Third Minesweeper Squadron/Kiel M 1069 „Homburg“/Third Minesweeper Squadron/Kiel Video: (Sorry this is in German but you can understand it ,too) Source:
  14. Minehunter "Ensdorf" class (352) Minehunter the "Ensdorf" class (352) by converting the "Hameln" class to replace the minesweepers the "Lindau" Class (351) formed in the Bremen shipyards Friedrich Lürssen and Abeking & Rasmussen. For protection against magnetic mines and splinter protection properties due to better pass the hull and all the essential facilities from non-magnetic and shock-absorbing materials. Alle Anlagen und Geräte sind darüber hinaus schockgelagert. Die Hauptminenabwehrkomponente des Waffensystems stellen die „Seehunde“dar. Das Einsatzverfahren TROIKA PLUS sieht prinzipiell vor, bis zu vier dieser Drohnen einzusetzen. The drones operate remotely from the actual unit (the hollow stick steering boat or the guide platform) on predetermined paths. There they simulate typical vessel noise and magnetic fields ship. Mines are detonated, this is done without risk for the actual unit and the crew. Due to the robust construction of the "harbor seal" this remains largely unscathed. In addition, all boats "Ensdorf" class uses a sonar to detect mines in the area ahead (ADS Ankertaudetektionssonar DSQS 11A). Together with the one also on board-art disposable combat drone "Sea Chase" can (remotely operated drone mine action with an explosive charge) localized mines are removed by blasting. In addition, all units also have the ability to classic mechanical demining moored mines. In this case try the boat by a few hundred meters behind the boat yielded hergezogenen and reamer to cut their cables. The emerged, floating mine vessels are made safe on the water surface. Specifications: Dimensions (length / width / depth): 54.4 m / 9.2 m / 2.5 m Load displacement: 635 t Power: 4080 kW (5550 PS) Speed: 18 kn Seal: Dimensions (length / width / depth): 26.9 m / 4.6 m / 1.4 m Seal: load displacement: 99 t Seal: 328 kW (446 PS) Seal: Speed: 9 kn Arming: 2x 2 Stinger Demining equipment Minelaying equipment (60 mines) 1 x 27 mm Light Navy Gun Crew:38 Soldiers ​Units: Name/Squadron/Homeport M 1090 Pregnitz/fifth Minesweeper Squadron/Kiel M 1092 Hameln/fifth Minesweeper Squadron/Kiel M 1093 Auerbach-Oberfalz/fifth Minesweeper Squadron/Kiel M 1094 Ensdorf/fifth Minesweeper Squadron/Kiel M 1098 Siegburg/fifth Minesweeper Squadron/Kiel Videos: On the occasion of the Kiel Week 2010, we take guests on board the minesweeper "Ensdorf". With excellent summer weather it is from Kiel to Eckernförde and back. We meet all kinds of sailing boats and historic vessels that participate in the different sailing.
  15. Minehunter "Kulmbach" Class (MJ 333) In the last five years fast minesweepers the "Hameln" class were rebuilt (SM 343) for minehunter the "Kulmbach" Class (MJ 333). Developed as a unit of the platform hull minesweepers and minehunters was slightly modified and adapted for the task and equipment. However, the approach to mine action has been completely changed. No longer the ignition system of the mine is important, but the shape and perceived positioning of the lead tank is now the determining factor. As the "Frankenthal" class, the new minehunter the "Kulmbach" Class (MJ 333) via an underwater locating device (sonar) that locates mine-like objects and the use of a novel and very compact mine hunting drone, "Sea Chase", and identified. The "Sea Chase" goes almost automatically to the mine and has a short-range sonar, as well as a built-in video camera with which the mine-like object can be precisely identified. The disposable drone "Sea Chase" has a built-explosive charge, through this, the mine is controlled. Thus, mines of all types and ignition mechanisms can be effectively combated. In addition to the mine warfare units are also able to create a large number of mines and can be due to their location display and locating means well integrated into the overall composite of the fleet. The boats belong to the Flotilla first. They are stationed in Kiel. Specifications: Dimensions (length / width / depth): 54.4 m / 9.2 m / 2.5 m Load displacement: 635 t Speed: 18 knots Power: 4480 kW (6092 PS) Arming: 1x 27 mm Light Navy Gun 2x 2 „Stinger“ Mine hunting drone "Sea Chase"# ​Equipment: Navigation radar GPS-Navstar Digital navigation data distribution PALIS situation display and transmission system M 20/2 fire control system Crew: 37 Soldiers Units: Name/Squadron/Homeport M 1095 „Überherrn“/Third Minesweeper Squadron/Kiel M 1096 „Passau“/Third Minesweeper Squadron/Kiel M 1099 „Herten“/Third Minesweeper Squadron/Kiel Video: Mine blast through the minehunter Überherrn Source:
  16. Frigate "Bremen" class (122) The frigates of the "Bremen" class have a versatile performance profile. You have the ability to prevail in multiple threat (surface, underwater, air). Frigate "Bremen" (F207) Their main task is to combat submarines. They use, as well as the 88th frigates "Brandenburg" class, the two helicopters aboard SEA LYNX MK They also have the ability to fight approaching aircraft and missiles for self-protection, as well as other vessels on long distance. The ships of the "Bremen" class stationed in Wilhelmshaven. They formed the 2nd and the 4th Frigate Squadron until at 09 January 2006 in the new 4th Frigate Squadron were summarized. Specifications: Dimensions (length / width / depth): 130.5 m / 14.6 m / 6 m Load displacement: 3,680 t Speed: 30 kn Power: 38,000 kW (51,600 PS) ​Arming: 1x 76 mm OTO Melara gun 2x 20 mm gun metal Rhine Ship-to-ship missiles HARPOON 16x NATO Sea Sparrow 2x GDC RAM (Rolling Airframe Missile) 21 cells 4x torpedo tubes for Mk 32 torpedoes, 324 mm ​Crew: 219 Soldiers ​Units: Name/Squadron/Homeport F 207 „Bremen“/4th frigate Squadron/Wilhelmshaven F 208 „Niedersachsen“/4th frigate Squadron/Wilhelmshaven F 209 „Reihnland-Pfalz“/4th frigate Squadron/Wilhelmshaven F 210 „Emden“/4th frigate Squadron/Wilhelmshaven F 212 „Karlsruhe“/4th frigate Squadron/Wilhelmshaven F 213 „Augsburg“/4th frigate Squadron/Wilhelmshaven F 214 „Lübeck“/4th frigate Squadron/Wilhelmshaven Pictures: F 208 „Niedersachsen http://www.mwb.ag/ty.../388c7e948d.jpg F 209 „Reihnland-Pfalz“ F 210 „Emden“ F 212 „Karlsruhe“ http://www.internnet...rg_heimkehr.jpg F 213 „Augsburg“ F 214 „Lübeck“ Video: The Bremen sunk a Spanish destroyer with torpedoes. (An agreement of both countries.The Spanish ship should be an artificial reef!) Source:
  17. Speedboat Gepard class (143A) These units are developed on the basis of ALBATROS class. You have the RAM missile system and minelaying capacity. http://www.n-tv.de/i...680_libanon.jpg These units are developed based on the class and ALBATROS have, instead of a second 76 mm gun, on the RAM missile system. This is the improved defense against enemy missiles. Instead of the torpedo armament, they have a large-sized minelaying capacity. The on-board sensors are similar to those of the ALBATROSS-class, but include an advanced and extensive possibilities of electronic warfare. Specifications: Dimensions (length / width / depth): 57.6 m / 7.8 m / 2.6 m Load displacement: 391 t Speed​​: 40 knots Capacity: 13,200 kW (17,952 PS) Arming: 1x 76 mm OTO Melara gun 4x anti-ship missiles Exocet MM 38 Minelaying capacity 1x GDC RAM (Rolling Airframe Missile) 21 cells Equipment: Maritime surveillance radar Navigation radar Automatic combat and Information System for speedboats (AGIS) Crew:34 soldiers (4 officers) Units: Name/Squadron/Homeport P 6121 S 71 GEPARD/7th Fast Patrol Boat Squadron/Warnemünde P 6122 S 72 PUMA/7th Fast Patrol Boat Squadron/Warnemünde P 6123 S 73 HERMELIN/7th Fast Patrol Boat Squadron/Warnemünde P 6125 S 75 ZOBEL/7th Fast Patrol Boat Squadron/Warnemünde P 6126 S 76 FRETTCHEN/7th Fast Patrol Boat Squadron/Warnemünde P 6128 S 78 OZELOT/7th Fast Patrol Boat Squadron/Warnemünde P 6129 S 79 WIESEL/7th Fast Patrol Boat Squadron/Warnemünde P 6130 S 80 HYÄNE/7th Fast Patrol Boat Squadron/Warnemünde Pictures: http://www.internnet...s/S72Puma_0.jpg Source:
  18. Frigate "Sachsen" class (124) A total of three ships of the "Sachsen" class gives the Navy available. The type of ship - the "Sachsen" - was born on 4 November 2004 put into service. The commissioning of the last ship, the frigate "Hessen", took place in April 2006. Besides the "Sachsen" and the "Hessen", the "Hamburg" is set in December 2004 in the service. Frigate "Sachsen" (F219) The units of the "Sachsen" class frigates are designed as multi-purpose board with helicopter escort and area security. They have replaced the native to Kiel 103 B class destroyer. The home port of Wilhelmshaven units. The ships are since 9 January 2005 with the 123 in second class frigates Frigate Squadron summarized. Voher formed the "Sachsen" Class own squadron, the 1st Frigate Squadron. From 27 June, the frigates of the newly formed Flotilla 2 will belong. Sensors and effectors are optimized for the main functions of these vessels and association management association air defense. As with the frigate "Bremen" - and "Brandenburg" class is used to board the helicopter extensive Seezielbekämpfung and antisubmarine warfare. With the inflow of "Sachsen" class has the Navy on a particularly versatile and assertive naval warfare. Specifications: Dimensions (length / width / depth): 143 m / 17.4 m / 6 m Load displacement: 5,800 t Speed: 29 knots Power: 38,000 kW (52,000 PS) Arming: 1x 76-mm gun OTO Melara 2x 27-mm Mauser MLG 1x modernized FK system SEA SPARROW MK 41 VLS 2x Quad LC starter for FK system HARPOON 2x AMD RAM Starter 2x triple torpedo tube sets MKL 32 6x SRBOC starter ​Crew: 255 Soldiers ​Units: Name/Squadron/Homeport F 219 Sachsen/Second frigate Squadron/Wilhelmshaven F 220 Hamburg/Second frigate Squadron/Wilhelmshaven F 221 Hessen/Second frigate Squadron/Wilhelmshaven Videos: Life on board of the frigate Hamburg F220! (Sorry it's in german but you can understand it so.) Frigate Hessen F221. Source:
  19. Combat Support BERLIN-class (702) The Combat Support (EGV) Class 702 is a supply ship, its equipment, and crew skills are focused on the logistical and medical support a mixed use group going. The task force is made up of different task-oriented surface units.The main task of the logistics ship is to supply the units with supplies, consumer goods, food and ammunition.Home port of the first EGV, BERLIN, is Wilhelmshaven.The second ship has been named FRANKFURT AM MAIN and is based in Kiel. Technische Daten: Dimensions (length / width / depth): 174.0 m / 24.0 m / 7.4 m Load displacement: about 18,000 t Speed: 20 knots Capacity: 10,560 kW (14,357 hp) Arming: 4 x 27 mm Marine easily secured (MLG) Some anti-aircraft weapons Equipment: Navy rescue Centre application (MERZ) 2 x SEA KING MK 41 Crew:159 soldiers (+94) Units: UNITS SQUADRON AND LOCATIONS A 1411 BERLIN Tross-Squadron Wilhelmshaven A 1412 FRANKFURT AM MAIN Tross-Squadron Wilhelmshaven Helicopters aboard SEA KING MK 41 The WESTLAND SEA KING MK41 support in the evacuation of people in the context of the armed force of the Inter-inserts. He puts special forces from the Bundeswehr in crisis regions. Rescue injured by a SEA KING The first WESTLAND SEA KING MK 41 in 1975 to Navy aviator squadron 5 is submitted in Kiel Holtenau in service. Since then, the helicopter on a daily basis in support of the fleet in service connecting land / sea, and search and rescue services have (SAR) real value. Two SAR Support Centres on Helgoland and Warnemünde are always ready, another on Borkum. The helicopter uses special forces from the Bundeswehr in crisis regions. The SEA KING supports the evacuation of people in the context of different armed force across missions. In the long term the SEA KING by the navy Helicopter 90 (MH 90), or the navy helicopter 92 (MH 92) replaced. The MFG 5 takes a different armed force comprehensive approach to: Search and Rescue Air transport of materials and personnel Forces in emergency and disaster relief Tactical airlift at the interface sea / land Participation in evacuation operations Surveillance and reconnaissance Contribution to the war over water ​Specifications: Dimensions (length / width / height): 22.1 m / 4.9 m / 5.1 m max. Starting weight: 9.300 kg Speed ​​of 136 knots (252 km / h) Power: 2,200 KM (3,000 PS) Arming:12.7 mm heavy machine gun ​Crew: 2-4 soldiers ​Units: The navy Air Wing 5 has 21 helicopters in a Squadron. Videos: Source:
  20. Frigate class F125 - A new ship for new tasks New framework: The Bundeswehr Concept sets out the framework for the development of the armed forces. Missions to international conflict prevention and crisis management, including the fight against international terrorism, determine the structure and equipment of the Bundeswehr. As a result, the armed forces are categorized into engaging, stabilization and support forces. Stabilization forces operate in stabilizing peace missions of long duration in multinational joint. Their tasks include enforcement of embargoes, the monitoring of sea and air space and the support of evacuation procedures. The Navy followed in terms of transformation of the Bundeswehr, the aim of developing the maritime capabilities of the Bundeswehr operationally focused. To meet the requirements in the Marine stabilizing peace missions with an innovative type frigate, with the previous ships has little in common. The conceptual differences range from the type of effectors (weapons) to use parameters such as duration and crew size. The task profile requires completely new approaches in business organization and in the technical design. Improving the armed forces joint combat effectiveness: In the center of the conceptual claims, is the armed forces joint combat effectiveness to increase significantly. Characteristic of the new F125 frigate type therefore are able to: Capacity for tactical fire support from sea to land (land of targets) Ability to use special support and specialized forces (eg evacuation operations), Ability to network-centric warfare with land and air forces and Prolonged availability in the field. Flexible options for action: For use in stabilization operations through a novel sensor-weapon approach to flexible policy options will be provided. Taking the basic qualifications for the permanent monitoring of sea areas need F125 selective, graded and precise action skills that match the operating environment. The ability to in any position by use of appropriate means can act both as a de-escalating escalating is crucial. In addition, F125 marked protective and active capabilities against asymmetric threats received. Protection generated here from information superiority, rapid, flexible response options on board and a suitable ship construction. There are also automated monitoring systems on board as well as the expansion of the direct monitoring area of the ship at anchor in the harbor and through the use of boats and underwater drones. This sector in particular requires intense study and application of coordinated approach, in order to achieve an effective and technically manageable concept. The mission required flexibility to be supported by capacity for embarkation aboard helicopters, special forces, with bar association leaders, naval forces as well as protection through the integration of several boats statement. Intensive use and two crew concept: From the requirement for a long-lasting availability in theater also follows a fundamentally different technical, logistical and economic interpretation of the ships. What is required here is an up to two-year time bar of the ship in the mission area without a scheduled shipyard repair or return to home port. This technique, known as intensive use concept of the F125 frigate requires in comparison with the service units located in the Navy to double the operating hours of the repair phase. The increased availability of vessels follows - because of not increased at the same way staff requirements - the need for a new crew concept. What is required is the design of the vessel for a man about 100 full crew which will be replaced in the four-month intervals, in theater (two-crew concept). The doubling of the operating hours of these approaches, along with significant reduction of staff due for maintenance, operation and use of the vessel for additional technical solutions. Automation and the technical interplay of various equipment and systems gain in comparison to the current lifestyle, labor-intensive operation, a new and much bigger role. So far in the construction of naval ships pursued approaches are not suitable. Conclusion: With the F125 frigate it is therefore in no way thinking about a successor for existing vessels, but the consistent implementation of altered conditions in a large maritime projects. Currently, there are no maritime platform designed for the beginning of tasks is shown. It will not arrive in F125 forward to realize everything that is technically possible. Rather, the industry is called upon to combine the technological possibilities to the concerted, required capabilities into an overall design. Source: (Weapons, drive, crew and everything else are a state secret!)
  21. Corvette class BRAUNSCHWEIG (K 130) Corvette Magdeburg (F261) In view of the broad spectrum of the Bundeswehr to buy the navy five corvettes. This new type of ship for the Navy allows worldwide use and complements the existing capabilities of the speedboats and frigates. Corvettes for the tasks in the Überwasserseekriegführung, especially in marginal seas and coastal waters, optimized. Home port, as well as for the fast boats, Rostock-Warnemünde. On 1 Corvettes squadron belongs alongside future five corvettes and the Tender DONAU. On important technology areas which started in the frigates of SACHSEN-class developments to be vigorously pursued, for example in the field of marine engineering automation, computer and network technology, or software for weapons and guidance systems. The network is for example designed so that in case of damage to the vessel can be replaced but all the information and processed. In all ship components to maintain the performance are redundant. Due to this redundancy the operational capability is maintained. In addition to numerous new developments BRAUNSCHWEIG class and innovative solutions are planned. In the field of radar and infrared signature, the BRAUNSCHWEIG-class stealth characteristics. With its high-performance radar, it is always in the picture of the current situation. In the future it is even being considered, "Navy drones" to station on the corvette. The ship will thus be in the position to carry out field reconnaissance and surveillance over the radar horizon. The necessary facilities already exist. All this allows for the use in coastal waters, particularly in the context of multinational rapid reaction forces. Specifications:​ Length: 88.8 m Width: 13.2 m Load displacement: 1,840 t Speed: 26 knots Sea endurance (without tender): 7 days Sea endurance (with tender): 21 days Travel Distance:> 2,500 nautical miles at 15 knots Drive system: 2 drive diesel engines with 7,400 kW 2 waves 2 adjustable propeller 2 planetary gear Arming: 1 76 mm cannon 2 27 mm guns 2 RAM 2 decoys shedding systems TKWA / MASS Minelayer capacity 4 target country capable missile RBS 15MK3 1 radar jammers Crew:58 soldiers ​Units: UNITS SQUADRON AND LOCATIONS BRAUNSCHWEIG (F260)/Corvette Squadron Flotilla 1/Warnemünde/Added 16.04.2008 in service MAGDEBURG (F261)/Corvette Squadron Flotilla 1/Warnemünde/Added 22.09.2008 in service ERFURT (F262)/Corvette Squadron Flotilla 1/Warnemünde/In construction OLDENBURG (F263)/Corvette Squadron Flotilla 1/Warnemünde/In construction LUDWIGSHAFEN AM RHEIN (F264)/Corvette Squadron Flotilla 1/Warnemünde/In construction Pictures: Corvette Erfurt (F262) test driving. Corvette Magdeburg (F 261) runs to first use to Lebanon Video: (Sorry this is in German but you can understand it ,too) Quelle: