Kılıç-class fast attack craft

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Class overview
Name: Kılıç class
Operators:  Turkish Navy
In commission: Since 1998
Completed: 9
Active: 9
General characteristics
Type: Fast attack craft / Missile boat
Displacement: 552 tonnes (543 long tons)
Length: 62.4 m (204 ft 9 in)
Beam: 8.6 m (28 ft 3 in)
Draught: 2.82 m (9 ft 3 in)
Propulsion:
Speed: 40 knots (74 km/h; 46 mph)
Range: 1,050 nmi (1,940 km; 1,210 mi) at 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Complement: 45 (7 Officers , 38 P/O and enlisted)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • MW-08 3D search radar
  • STING-EO fire control radar
  • SCOUT/KH1007 navigation radar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Armament:

The Kılıç Class is one of the fast attack craft / missile boat classes of the Turkish Navy. It is defined as a corvette by Lürssen Werft, the German designer of the vessel.

The ship has a specially developed superstructure and mast for low radar cross-section. It is suitable for operating in the open seas and under bad weather conditions, with the ability to cruise at speeds of up to 24 knots (44 km/h) in Sea State 5.

The first batch of three ships are designated Kılıç I and the second batch of six ships are designated Kılıç II.

P-330 Kılıç was built in Germany, the other ships of the class were built in Turkey.

List of boats[edit]

Pennant
number
Name Launched Commissioned
Kılıç I
P-330 Kılıç 15 July 1997 24 July 1998
P-331 Kalkan 22 September 1998 22 July 1999
P-332 Mızrak 5 April 1999 8 June 2000
Kılıç II
P-333 Tufan 25 July 2001 26 July 2005
P-334 Meltem 1 September 2004 26 July 2005
P-335 İmbat 26 July 2005 7 July 2006
P-336 Zıpkın 7 July 2006 17 September 2007
P-337 Atak 4 January 2008 14 January 2009
P-338 Bora 23 March 2009 7 April 2010

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