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FACM Class La Combattante IIa

FACM Class La Combattante IIa

Fast Attack Craft Missile Class La Combattante IIa were originally built for the German Navy as Type 148 Tiger class fast attack craft. When they were transferred to Hellenic Navy, the class was renamed Combattante IIa, as with similar French made ships. All the ships were under mid-life updates in 1980s. P 74-75 were fitted with AGM-84 Harpoons and a new ESM was fitted after transfer.

Ship list

Pennant
number
Name Former name Commissioned
By Germany
Commissioned
by Greece
P 72 Ypoploiarchos Votsis ex-Iltis 8 January 1973 28 April 1995
P 73 Antiploiarchos Pezopoulos ex-Storch 17 July 1974 1 February 1994
P 74 Plotarchis Vlachavas ex-Marder 14 June 1973 16 February 1995
P 75 Plotarchis Maridakis ex-Häher 12 June 1974 28 April 1994
P 76 Ypoploiarchos Tournas ex-Leopard 21 August 1973 28 September 2000
P 77 Plotarchis Sakipis ex-Jaguar 21 August 1973 28 September 2000

Specifications

  • Displacement, tons:234 , 265 full load
  • Length (m): 47
  • Beam (m): 8
  • Draught (m): 2.1
  • Speed (knots): 36
  • Structure: Steel hull
  • Propulsion: 4 MTU MD 16V 538 TB90 diesels; 12,000 hp(m) (8.82 MW) sustained; 4 shafts
  • Range, miles:570 at 30 kt; 1,600 at 15 kt
  • Crew: 30 (4 officers)
  • Missiles: SSM: 4 Aerospatiale MM 38 Exocet (2 twin) launchers (P 72-73); inertial cruise; active radar homing to 42 km (23 n miles) at 0.9 Mach; warhead 165 kg; sea-skimmer.

4 McDonnell Douglas Harpoon (2 twin) launchers (P 74-75); active radar homing to 130 km (70 n miles) at 0.9 Mach; warhead 227 kg.

  • Guns:
  • Mines: Laying capability
  • Countermeasures: Decoys: Wolke chaff launchers
  • ESM: Thomson-CSF DR 2000S; intercept.
  • Combat data systems: PALIS and Link 11.
  • Weapons control:CSEE Panda optical director. Thomson-CSF Vega PCET system, controlling missiles and guns.
  • Radars:
    • Air/surface search: Thomson-CSF Triton; G-band; range 33 km (18 n miles) for 2 m2 target.
    • Navigation: SMA 3 RM 20; I-band.
    • Fire control: Thomson-CSF Castor; I/J-band.

External links

  • http://www.ellinikos-stratos.com/eksoplismoi/tpk4.asp
  • http://www.hellenicnavy.gr/

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