La Combattante IIa-class fast attack craft
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Plotarchis Vlachavas in Phaleron Bay.
|Operators:||German Navy Hellenic Navy Royal Malaysian Navy Libyan Navy Islamic Republic of Iran Navy|
|Succeeded by:||La Combattante III class|
|Type:||Fast attack craft|
|Displacement:||234 tons (standard) 265 tons (full load)|
|Length:||47 m (154 ft)|
|Beam:||8 m (26 ft)|
|Draught:||2.1 m (7 ft)|
|Installed power:||4 x MTU MD 16V 538 TB90
12,000 hp (8,900 kW) (combined)
|Speed:||36 knots (67 km/h; 41 mph) (maximum)|
|Range:||570 nautical miles (1,060 km; 660 mi) at 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph) 1,600 nautical miles (3,000 km; 1,800 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)|
|Complement:||30 (4 officers)|
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The La Combattante IIa fast attack craft is a class of fast attack craft originally built for the German Navy as Type 148 Tiger-class fast attack craft. They were later transferred to Hellenic Navy and the class was renamed Combattante IIa, as with similar French made ships. All the ships were under mid-life updates in 1980s. Two vessels in the class, P-74 and P-75, were fitted with RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles and a new ESM was fitted after transfer.
Iran received 12 ships of the same class (known in Iran as Kaman class) between 1977 and 1981. The Iranian fast attack craft Paykan was sunk during Operation Morvarid in 1980, while Joshan was sunk during Operation Praying Mantis in 1988. These ship must not be confused with the new Joshan and Paykan which were named in their memories. Iran built a heavily upgraded version of this class called the Sina class. As of 2012 Iran has built 4 Sina-class vessels and is building 5 more of the same class.
Combattante IIa class
|P 72||Ypoploiarchos Votsis||ex-Iltis||8 January 1973||28 April 1995|
|P 73||Antiploiarchos Pezopoulos||ex-Storch||17 July 1974||1 February 1994|
|P 74||Plotarchis Vlachavas||ex-Marder||14 June 1973||16 February 1995|
|P 75||Plotarchis Maridakis||ex-Häher||12 June 1974||28 April 1994|
|P 76||Ypoploiarchos Tournas||ex-Leopard||21 August 1973||28 September 2000|
|P 77||Plotarchis Sakipis||ex-Jaguar||21 August 1973||28 September 2000|
|3501||KD Perdana||21 December 1972||Perdana|
|3502||KD Serang||31 January 1973|
|3503||KD Ganas||28 February 1973|
|3504||KD Ganyang||28 March 1973|
|?||Sina 5||Under Construction||Sina|
|?||Sina 6||Under Construction||Sina|
|?||Sina 7||Under Construction||Sina|
|?||Sina 8||Under Construction||Sina|
|?||Sina 9||Under Construction||Sina|
- "KD Perdana (3501)". Royal Malaysian Navy. 30 October 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
- Jeremy Binnie, London - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly (2013-06-25). "Libyan Navy joins international exercise - IHS Jane's 360". Janes.com. Retrieved 2014-03-08.
- رونمایی از زیردریایی فاتح در سال جاری/ ناوشکنهای کلاس جماران در راهند. Fars News Agency (in Farsi). Retrieved 28 June 2015.