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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse04 Dec 2018 9:22 p.m. PST

"Iran's navy on Saturday launched a domestically made destroyer, which state media said has radar-evading stealth properties, as tensions rise with arch-enemy the United States.

In a ceremony carried live on state television, the Sahand destroyer which can sustain voyages lasting five months without resupply joined Iran's regular navy at a base in Bandar Abbas on the Gulf.

The Sahand has a flight deck for helicopters, torpedo launchers, anti-aircraft and anti-ship guns, surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles, and electronic warfare capabilities, state television reported…."
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Cke1st05 Dec 2018 2:56 a.m. PST

"a domestically made destroyer, which state media said has radar-evading stealth properties" It has a modern look, but the gun turret and the mast aren't very stealthy, judging by every picture on the net.

"the Sahand destroyer which can sustain voyages lasting five months without resupply" Right! I'd like to see the non-nuclear ship that carries five months' worth of fuel. At 10 knots, a 5-month trip would take you around the world with time to spare.

"The Sahand has a flight deck for helicopters, torpedo launchers, anti-aircraft and anti-ship guns, surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles, and electronic warfare capabilities" In other words, it's about as capable as a Perry-class frigate from the 1970's.

FYI, the Persian word "sahand" means "sacrifice," according to Google Translate.

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Andrew Walters05 Dec 2018 8:37 a.m. PST

Oh, those Iranians with their "internal consumption" arms announcements! They're so clever!

I can't find a tonnage in any article. Let's say it displaces half what an Arleigh Burke does, maybe 4,000 tons. Let's say it's super efficient, consuming fuel at 1/4 the rate of an Arleigh Burke (1,000 gallons/hour minimum). That's 250 gallons an hour x 24 hours/day x 150 days is 900,000 gallons. Diesel fuel weighs 7 lbs per gallon, so that's 6,300,000 lbs or 3,150 tons. So assuming no other stores and the ability to carry 3/4 of it's displacement in fuel, five months is reasonable. Or maybe it spends a lot of time drifting.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse05 Dec 2018 10:47 a.m. PST

(smile)


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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2018 11:23 p.m. PST

Should make a nice home for the fishes, if/when they decide to close the Gulf to oil shipments.

soledad06 Dec 2018 7:23 a.m. PST

The fish wont find it, it is "stealthy"…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse06 Dec 2018 10:42 a.m. PST

Ha-Ha-Ha…!


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VCarter Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2018 4:33 p.m. PST

Glass bottom, so they can see their other stealth ships?

TMPWargamerabbit08 Dec 2018 9:15 a.m. PST

….Bend one sheet of material and reflect a proton or two away. See….. it reflected radar pulse and therefore is stealth thinks the Iran scientist telling their military brass.

Meanwhile back in the 1980's vintage radar cabin of the local patrolling US warship they are counting the rivets. Third rivet up and two across. Aim the old missile there, or the .50cal M2. its all the same with modern hull ships.

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