best frigate - Page 2




 
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December 9th, 2004  
Trevor
 
I'd say the swedish stealth FAC.
December 9th, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
The dutch and french La Fayette(?) frigates are the best looking, i believe that the tonnage of the Dutch frigate is closer to that of destroyers than that of frigates.
December 9th, 2004  
CPrime
 
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The dutch and french La Fayette(?) frigates are the best looking, i believe that the tonnage of the Dutch frigate is closer to that of destroyers than that of frigates.
The LCF actually is a destroyer if you look at it technically. But it is considered a frigate because the Netherlands always has been ruled by leftwing softies that didn't want to have an agressive military force. So they decided that the Dutch navy should not have anything bigger then a frigate. If a war ship technically is, then they will name and consider it as a frigate to make it seem to be less agressive.

They even didn't want to call a new sub after a sharkspecy because sharks are agressive.
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December 10th, 2004  
AussieNick
 
Personally I think the Anzac class frigate, as below. Not the prettiest ship getting around, but it does the job.

Specs below:
Main Armament
Comprises one 5 inch (127mm) gun capable of firing 20 rounds a minute, ship launched Mk. 46 torpedoes, and a Mk. 41 vertical launch system for the Evolved Sea Sparrow point defence system.

Warramunga is the first warship in the world to be fitted with the Sea Sparrow Missile anti-missile defence system.

Ship dimensions and crew numbers
The ship has an overall length of 118 metres with a beam of 14.8 metres, and displaces 3,800 tonnes.

With the chopper crew embarked, the complement is 173 Officers and Sailors.

Kaman Super Seasprite Helicopter
A single Kaman Super Seasprite helicopter is carried, with its sensors and Penguin anti-ship missiles, significantly enhansing its anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare capabilities.



This one is the HMAS Warramunga Anzac class frigate.