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Active Missile Boats

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Published June 8th 2010
ISBN : 9781157761983
Paperback
42 pages
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: 4-8 RBS-15 SSM, 1Bofors 57 mm/70 DP, 1AK-630 CIWS with 630 mm,MorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: 4-8 RBS-15 SSM, 1Bofors 57 mm/70 DP, 1AK-630 CIWS with 630 mm, 220 mm or 212.7 mm MG, 4-6 mines (8 RBS-15 if no mines are carried)Kralj Petar Kreimir IV is the first of a 2-strong class of Croatian Kralj (King) class missile boats (fast attack craft). It is named after the Croatian king Petar Kreimir IV. It was built in the Kraljevica shipyard in 1991 and commissioned in 1992. It is an upgraded version of the Rade Konar missile boat class and is 8.5 meters longer. Kralj Petar Kreimir IV and its sister ship Kralj Dmitar Zvonimir are the only ships in their class. A potential third ship was under consideration in 1999, but the ship was never commissioned due to budget restraints. Kralj class missile boats were first introduced into service in 1992 and were originally meant to replace Osa 1 class boats in the Yugoslav Navy. The navy ordered ten warships in 1990 with the first ship to be delivered in late 1992. The first ship was eventually launched and handed to the Croatian Navy. Croatia also completed the second ship Kralj Dmitar Zvonimir in 2001. Kralj Dmitar Zvonimir is slightly larger (less than a meter) than Kralj Petar Kreimir IV, but supports identical weapon systems and sensors as its sister ship. Croatia has no intention of building more ships of the Kralj class. According to long-term defence plans from 2006, the ships were to undergo an extensive modernization by 2010 but this has now been canceled. The upgrade was to include new ASW equipment, radars and anti-aircraft systems, all worth 20 million. However, due to the recent purchase of Helsinki class boats, the ships will only undergo a basic overhaul and engine replacement worth 5 million. Sister ship Kralj Dmitar ZvonimirThe Kralj class ships are currently the largest war... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=3600950