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Jann336 posted a topic in Modern WarshipsMinehunter "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: