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"DD-115 Akizuki Class" Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2019 9:00 p.m. PST






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Lion in the Stars11 Jan 2019 11:44 p.m. PST

Pretty small missile load, only 32 birds in a single VLS (not counting the 8x Harpoon-equivalent missiles 'midships). That's about what the US had on our old FFG-7 class!

But does have a good radar set, so might be enough to play ball.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2019 11:20 a.m. PST

What about the model?… (smile)


dirtysnowball12 Jan 2019 6:28 p.m. PST

It's 32 VLS cells, but you can fit up to four Evolved Sea Sparrows in each so it's up to 128 medium range SAMs, depending on how many ASROC are carried.

Lion in the Stars12 Jan 2019 9:44 p.m. PST

Model looks pretty good. I mean, it's GHQ, so should be really nice. I have a bunch of their WW2 IJN stuff.

Not sure about the real ship design.

@Dirtysnowball: ESSMs are short-range SAMs, they're really for self-defense only. Standards are the medium-range missile. My guess for a typical loadout would be ~4 cells of ESSMs (16 birds), 12 cells of ASROCs, 16 cells of Standards. Maybe flip the Standard/ASROC % if the ship is intended more for ASW than AAW.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2019 3:25 p.m. PST

Glad you like it my good friend!.


dirtysnowball13 Jan 2019 7:50 p.m. PST

@Lion in the Stars: I suppose it comes down to the definition of "medium range" these days, but on the publicly published numbers ESSM outranges the old SM-1MR Standards.

The Akizuki class doesn't seem to be credited with the ability to fire Standards.

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