KRI Viper

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History
Indonesia
Name: KRI Viper (820)
Namesake: Viperidae
Commissioned: 20 October 2006[1]
Status: in active service, as of 2012
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Type PC-40 patrol boat
Tonnage: 100 tons
Length: 40 m (131 ft 3 in)
Beam: 7.3 m (23 ft 11 in)
Speed: 29 knots (54 km/h; 33 mph)
Endurance: 4 days
Armament:
  • 25 mm (1 in) machine guns
  • 12.7 mm (0.50 in) machine guns

KRI Viper is a Type PC-40 patrol boat of the Indonesian Navy. It was commissioned on 20 October 2006 by Indonesian National Armed Forces Commander Marshal Djoko Suyanto.[2]

There are a total of 11 boats in the PC-40 class, KRI Viper, Piton, Weling, Matacora, Tedung Selar, Boiga, Krait, Tarihu, Alkura, Birang, and Mulga.[3]

Armaments[edit]

The vessel is equipped with Russian-made 25 mm and 12.7 mm calibre machine guns. It also has a combat information room, a communication room and an ammunition store room.

Notable deployments[edit]

Viper helped recover some of the bodies from the ferry MV Levina 1.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Panglima TNI Resmikan Empat Kapal Perang Baru TNI AL ("TNI Commander Inaugurates Four New Navy Warships")". defense-studies.blogspot.co.uk (in Indonesian). 19 October 2006. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.acheh-eye.org/a-eye_news_files/a-eye_news_english/news_item.asp?NewsID=4463[permanent dead link] Navy's Small Patrol Boats Effective Tools in Fighting Piracy: TNI Chief.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Combat Fleets Of The World: Future of the Indonesian Navy". combatfleetoftheworld.blogspot.co.uk. 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  4. ^ 1 dead, 3 missing as gutted Indonesian ferry wreck sinks - Death toll from fire now 42 - Inquirer.net - Obtained March 27, 2007. Archived February 20, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.