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Tango0104 Oct 2017 4:39 p.m. PST

"Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has started construction of the second Italian Navy multipurpose offshore patrol ship (PPA).

The steel-cutting ceremony took place on October 3 at the shipbuilder's Riva Trigoso, Genova, shipyard.

The unit will be delivered in 2022 and is part of the Italian Navy vessel renewal plan which started in May 2015…"


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ITALWARS Inactive Member05 Oct 2017 5:22 a.m. PST

i do not understand why waste tax payer money for developping a Navy which purpose is not to defend, in case of war, her country…and even mounting weapons on board..if her only orders and aims are to act as taxi drivers for illegal "immigrants" from African mediterranean shore to Europe

FatherOfAllLogic05 Oct 2017 6:42 a.m. PST

Why does that long exposed drive shaft seem like a bad idea?

Tango0105 Oct 2017 10:14 a.m. PST

Well… it has a cannon… (smile)


KniazSuvorov Inactive Member06 Oct 2017 3:33 p.m. PST

171 crew and power for 33 knots!? Seems like a rather expensive "patrol" ship.

Tango0106 Oct 2017 10:25 p.m. PST

And you have to see the menu on board!… (smile)


Lion in the Stars07 Oct 2017 5:46 p.m. PST

Why does that long exposed drive shaft seem like a bad idea?

You need to keep the hull shaped for hydrodynamics.

And honestly, getting a torpedo under the hull is going to end the ship.

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