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Yıldız-class fast attack craft

The Yıldız class is series of two fast attack craft/missile boats of the Turkish Navy. They class was designed by Lürssen Werft of Germany and share the same hull layout as the preceding Doğan class. Both ships of the class were built in Turkey and entered service in 1996. They remain in service.

P-349 Karayel
Class overview
NameYıldız class
BuildersTaşkisak Yard, Istanbul, Turkey
OperatorsTurkish Naval Forces
Preceded by Doğan class
Succeeded by Kılıç class
In commission1996–present
Completed2
Active2
General characteristics
TypeFast attack craft / missile boat
Displacement433 long tons (440 t)
Length
  • 57.8 m (189 ft 8 in) oa
  • 54.4 m (178 ft 6 in) wl
Beam7.6 m (24 ft 11 in)
Draught2.7 m (8 ft 10 in)
Propulsion
Speed38 knots (70 km/h; 44 mph)
Range1,050 nmi (1,940 km; 1,210 mi) at 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Complement45
Sensors and
processing systems
  • AW 6 Dolphin air & surface search radar
  • TMX-CW fire control radar
  • LIOD Mk.2 fire control radar
  • KH1007 navigation radar
Armament

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The Yıldız class are missile-carrying fast attack craft (FAC) designed by Lürssen Werft of Germany. They have a full load displacement of 433 long tons (440 t). The FAC measure 57.8 metres (189 ft 8 in) long overall and 54.4 m (178 ft 6 in) at the waterline with a beam of 7.6 m (24 ft 11 in) and a draught of 2.7 m (8 ft 10 in). They share the same hull design as the preceding Doğan class (Lürssen Werft PB 57 design), with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure.

The vessels are propelled by four shafts powered by four MTU 16V956TB91 diesel engines rated at 15,120 horsepower (11,275 kW). The FAC have a maximum speed of 38 knots (70 km/h; 44 mph) and a range of 1,050 nautical miles (1,940 km; 1,210 mi) at 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph). The Yıldız class have a complement of 45 including 6 officers.

The Yıldız class are equipped with Siemens/Plessey AW 6 Dolphin air & surface search radar, Oerlikon Contraves TMX-CW fire control radar and a LIOD Mk.2 optronic director. For countermeasures the FAC mount two Mark 36 SRBOC chaff launchers and Racal Cutlass Tacticos combat data system.

The FAC mount two quad launchers for eight Boeing AGM-84 Harpoon surface-to-surface missiles which have a range of 130 kilometres (81 mi) at Mach 0.9. The vessels are also equipped with a OTO Melara 76 mm (3 in) dual-purpose gun mounted forward with a range of 16 km (9.9 mi) against surface targets and 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) against air targets. The Yıldız class also has a dual Oerlikon 35 mm (1.4 in) anti-aircraft (AA) gun mount located aft with a range of 6 km (3.7 mi) against air targets.

Pennant
number
Name Launched Commissioned Status
P-348 Yıldız 3 June 1996 In service
P-349 Karayel 20 June 1995 19 September 1996 In service

Two FAC were ordered in June 1991 from Taşkisak Yard in Istanbul, Turkey. The second ship, Karayel, was launched on 20 June 1995. Yıldız was the first to enter service on 3 June 1996, followed by Karayel on 19 September later that year. Both vessels remain in service. The following Kılıç class are an improved version of the Yıldız class.

  1. Saunders 2009, p. 835.
  2. Saunders 2004, p. 765.
  • Saunders, Stephen, ed. (2004). Jane's Fighting Ships 2004–2005 (107 ed.). Alexandria, Virginia: Jane's Information Group Inc. ISBN 0-7106-2623-1.
  • Saunders, Stephen, ed. (2009). Jane's Fighting Ships 2009–2010 (112th ed.). Alexandria, Virginia: Jane's Information Group Inc. ISBN 978-0-7106-2888-6.

Yıldız-class fast attack craft
Yildiz class fast attack craft Language Watch Edit 160 160 Redirected from Yildiz class The Yildiz class is series of two fast attack craft missile boats of the Turkish Navy They class was designed by Lurssen Werft of Germany and share the same hull layout as the preceding Dogan class Both ships of the class were built in Turkey and entered service in 1996 They remain in service P 349 KarayelClass overviewNameYildiz classBuildersTaskisak Yard Istanbul TurkeyOperators Turkish Naval ForcesPreceded byDogan classSucceeded byKilic classIn commission1996 presentCompleted2Active2General characteristicsTypeFast attack craft missile boatDisplacement433 long tons 440 t Length57 8 m 189 ft 8 in oa 54 4 m 178 ft 6 in wlBeam7 6 m 24 ft 11 in Draught2 7 m 8 ft 10 in Propulsion4 MTU 16V956TB91 diesel engines 15 120 hp 11 275 kW 4 shaftsSpeed38 knots 70 km h 44 mph Range1 050 nmi 1 940 km 1 210 mi at 30 kn 56 km h 35 mph Complement45Sensors and processing systemsAW 6 Dolphin air amp surface search radar TMX CW fire control radar LIOD Mk 2 fire control radar KH1007 navigation radarArmament2 Harpoon SSM 1 OTO Melara 76 mm 3 in gun 1 dual 35 mm 1 4 in AA gun Contents 1 Description 2 Vessels in class 3 Construction and career 4 See also 5 Citations 6 Sources 7 External linksDescription EditThe Yildiz class are missile carrying fast attack craft FAC designed by Lurssen Werft of Germany They have a full load displacement of 433 long tons 440 t The FAC measure 57 8 metres 189 ft 8 in long overall and 54 4 m 178 ft 6 in at the waterline with a beam of 7 6 m 24 ft 11 in and a draught of 2 7 m 8 ft 10 in They share the same hull design as the preceding Dogan class Lurssen Werft PB 57 design with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure 1 The vessels are propelled by four shafts powered by four MTU 16V956TB91 diesel engines rated at 15 120 horsepower 11 275 kW The FAC have a maximum speed of 38 knots 70 km h 44 mph and a range of 1 050 nautical miles 1 940 km 1 210 mi at 30 knots 56 km h 35 mph The Yildiz class have a complement of 45 including 6 officers 1 The Yildiz class are equipped with Siemens Plessey AW 6 Dolphin air amp surface search radar Oerlikon Contraves TMX CW fire control radar and a LIOD Mk 2 optronic director For countermeasures the FAC mount two Mark 36 SRBOC chaff launchers and Racal Cutlass Tacticos combat data system 1 The FAC mount two quad launchers for eight Boeing AGM 84 Harpoon surface to surface missiles which have a range of 130 kilometres 81 mi at Mach 0 9 The vessels are also equipped with a OTO Melara 76 mm 3 in dual purpose gun mounted forward with a range of 16 km 9 9 mi against surface targets and 12 kilometres 7 5 mi against air targets The Yildiz class also has a dual Oerlikon 35 mm 1 4 in anti aircraft AA gun mount located aft with a range of 6 km 3 7 mi against air targets 1 Vessels in class EditPennant number Name Launched Commissioned StatusP 348 Yildiz 3 June 1996 In serviceP 349 Karayel 20 June 1995 19 September 1996 In serviceConstruction and career EditTwo FAC were ordered in June 1991 from Taskisak Yard in Istanbul Turkey The second ship Karayel was launched on 20 June 1995 Yildiz was the first to enter service on 3 June 1996 followed by Karayel on 19 September later that year Both vessels remain in service 1 The following Kilic class are an improved version of the Yildiz class 2 See also EditAchimota class fast attack craft another class based on the PB 57 design List of Turkish Navy shipsCitations Edit a b c d e Saunders 2009 p 835 Saunders 2004 p 765 Sources EditSaunders Stephen ed 2004 Jane s Fighting Ships 2004 2005 107 ed Alexandria Virginia Jane s Information Group Inc ISBN 0 7106 2623 1 Saunders Stephen ed 2009 Jane s Fighting Ships 2009 2010 112th ed Alexandria Virginia Jane s Information Group Inc ISBN 978 0 7106 2888 6 External links EditTurkish Navy Yildiz class patrol craft Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Yildiz class fast attack craft amp oldid 1048721438, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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