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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2017 4:49 p.m. PST

"Trials Based on Japanese ship spotters pictures, the Asahi destroyer (25DD-class), the latest surface combatant designed for the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF), started sea trials. The images and video show the new first-of-class vessel during its initial sea trials which reportedly started July 6th and ended July 26th off Nagasaki in Southern Japan. The two vessels of the 25DD-class are built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) in the Nagasaki shipyard

The images and video show the new first-of-class vessel during its initial sea trials which reportedly started July 6th and ended July 26th off Nagasaki in Southern Japan. The two vessels of the 25DD-class are built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) in the Nagasaki shipyard.

The Asahi-class is an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) class of destroyers based on the existing Akizuki-class (19DD) of destroyers which is more focused on AAW. The vessel displaces over 5,000 tons for a length of 151 meters, a width of 18.3 meters and a draft of 5.4 meters…"

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Battle Phlox04 Aug 2017 10:19 p.m. PST

The United States will have to counter the Asahi Class with the Coors, Budweiser, and Miller Class. The issue would be the American classes are of a lower quality.

Zyphyr05 Aug 2017 10:11 a.m. PST

Yeah, but those classes are designed for mass production so ma6be we can get the fleet size people say we need.

Old Wolfman07 Aug 2017 7:10 a.m. PST

Nice looking ship,though.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 10:41 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend.


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