Alvaro da Bazan class frigate of the Spanish Navy

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April 28th, 2009   #1
Lunatik
 
 

Alvaro da Bazan class frigate of the Spanish Navy info


Sweet looking ship... and a very capable one too.



She comes fully loaded with a 5-inch automatic Mk45 mod2 gun, a CIWS, one 48 cell Mk 41 VLS, 32 SM-MR BlkIII missiles, 64 ESSM, eight harpoon launchers and four 324 mm Mk32 triple torpedo launchers with Honeywell Mk46 mod 5 torpedos, as well as a kick as AsuW oriented Seahawk!


And the best part: The price tag on this shining example of a true multi-purpose frigate is only a little over $800 million. Wooooot!


 
July 15th, 2009   #2
rattler
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lunatik
Sweet looking ship... and a very capable one too.

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She comes fully loaded with a 5-inch automatic Mk45 mod2 gun, a CIWS, one 48 cell Mk 41 VLS, 32 SM-MR BlkIII missiles, 64 ESSM, eight harpoon launchers and four 324 mm Mk32 triple torpedo launchers with Honeywell Mk46 mod 5 torpedos, as well as a kick as AsuW oriented Seahawk!


And the best part: The price tag on this shining example of a true multi-purpose frigate is only a little over $800 million. Wooooot!
... and don´t forget the AEGIS, fairly new generation!

Rattler


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July 15th, 2009   #3
rattler
 
 
Ouch, just saw SpainMarine was faster...

Rattler
 
July 17th, 2009   #4
A Can of Man
 
 
It's an interesting combination with the AEGIS radar above the bridge.
Anyone know why that is?
 
July 19th, 2009   #5
tomtom22
 
 

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Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
It's an interesting combination with the AEGIS radar above the bridge.
Anyone know why that is?
Maybe it works better that way???


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July 19th, 2009   #6
Lunatik
 
 
Why would it even matter where you put the radar on the ship so long as it does what it's designed to do? Perhaps space was an issue, and in fact it usually is with any kind of engineering.
 
July 24th, 2009   #7
A Can of Man
 
 
Just saying it's interesting because most others have put a bridge above the radar. Just wondering if there might be some kind of advantage, or if they wanted to add the system to an existing ship design without making too many modifications to it (which would make it expensive)
 
July 25th, 2009   #8
AVON
 

Re: Alvaro da Bazan class frigate of the Spanish Navy info


The Alvaro da Bazan class is a little different than the Burke. It is not as 'beamie' as the Burke class. The Alvaro da Bazan Class has a more normal length to beam of 8.4:1 as opposed to the Burke Class having a L:W of 7.65:1. This reduction in the over all size means less room in hull of the ship but, re-arranging the new aegis system by placing all four antennas near each other simplifies the above deck structure. SPY-1D Aegis system, as modern as it gets.
I am quite sure the main-frame computers that run the aegis "1D" takes us far less room than earlier generations of aegis!

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Ouch, just saw SpainMarine was faster...
Rattler
The USS Spruance Class destroyers were faster than the USS Burke Class in calm seas BUT, having a greater length to beam ratio allows the Burkes to travel at a higher speeds in heavy seas with greater comfort to the crew than than the traditional destroyer hull forms. This keeps the destroyers from slowing down the carriers in heavy seas. (Something usually not mentioned when discussing the speed of a carrier. What good is it in heavy weather if a carrier has to travel slow because its escorts can not travel as fast as the carrier?
Different sources claim different speeds for these two destroyers. Although it really doesn't matter as long as it is able to operate effectively within what the needs of the battle group.
 
July 25th, 2009   #9
A Can of Man
 
 
Ahh thought so. They added a new system to an existing ship design. Not a bad idea at all!
 
August 7th, 2009   #10
c/Commander
 
 
It looks like they mashed together a Perry-class FF and a Burke-class DDG...very nice.



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