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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2017 11:26 a.m. PST

"Russia`s Kalashnikov Group (a subsidiary of the Rostec state corporation) has developed new fast attack craft (FAC). They were demonstrated at the Army-2017 international military-technical forum held outside Moscow from August 22-27.

The company showcased the BK-16 FAC intended for offshore operations, troops transporting, fire support, counter-piracy and counter-terror missions and search-and-rescue (SAR) operations. According to the official catalogue of the Kalashnikov Group, the FAC has a full displacement of 19.5 t, a length of 16.45 m, a width of 4.0 m, a draught of 0.87 m, a height over waterline of 4.33 m. It has a crew of two members and can transport up to 19 servicemen. The craft features a cruising range of 400 nautical miles and an endurance of one day. The BK-16 is powered by two engines with a power output of 780 hp each. The FAC demonstrated at the Army-2017 international military-technical forum received a remote control weapon station (RCWS) with a heavy machinegun (HMG) and several medium machineguns…"

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Lion in the Stars01 Sep 2017 4:44 p.m. PST

Interesting how much that hull shape looks like a WW2 PT boat's.

I'm also seeing a lot of those FAC with a bow ramp for troops…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2017 10:19 a.m. PST

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