Iranian missile boat Joshan (2006)
|In service:||22 September 2006|
|Status:||In service as of 2007|
|Class and type:||Kaman/Sina class fast attack craft|
|Displacement:||275 tons full load|
|Length:||47 m (154 ft)|
|Beam:||7.1 m (23 ft)|
|Draught:||2 m (6 ft 7 in)|
|Propulsion:||4 diesels, 4 shafts, 14,400 bhp (10,700 kW)|
|Speed:||45 kn (83 km/h; 52 mph)|
Joshan (Persian: جوشن), hull number P224 is an Iranian fast attack/patrol missile boat claimed by the Iranian government as one of the best PT boats in the world. It was named for a vessel that was sunk by missiles fired from the US warships USS Wainwright and USS Simpson during Operation Praying Mantis in the Persian Gulf on 18 April 1988.
...enjoys the world's latest technology, specially with regard to its military, electrical and electronic systems, frame and chassis, and it has the capabilities required for launching powerful missiles.
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