G-class landing craft

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G113 Turku 3.JPG
Finnish military police boat G113 on the river Aurajoki in Turku, Finland during the 2011 Navy Day.
Class overview
Name: G
Succeeded by: Uisko class landing craft
General characteristics
Type: landing craft, vehicle/personnel
Displacement: 2.1 tons
Length: 8.2 m (27 ft)
Beam: 2.1 m (6 ft 11 in)
Draught: 0.4
Propulsion:
  • Yanmar 4LHAM-STP Diesel and Rolls-Royce FF 240 waterjet; 230hp or
  • Volvo Penta Diesel, TAMD 42 and Rolls-Royce FF 240 waterjet (Sweden)
Speed: 30+ knots

The G class, or "G-boat" also known as the Marine Alutech Watercat M8 landing craft (Finnish: G-vene, Swedish: Gruppbåt) is a type of vessel in use by the Finnish Navy and the Swedish Navy. The G-boat was originally designed for the Swedish Navy which ordered about 100 of them. It is primarily used for amphibious landings by, and transportation of, marines. It has a very low draught (approximately 20 cm) at high speeds which makes it ideal for amphibious assault even in shallow waters. It has a cargo capacity of 8 men or one metric ton.

Operators[edit]

 Finland
Finnish Navy: G 98-99, G 101-G 135
 Sweden
Swedish Navy 1-100

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