LSF-II 631

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ROKS LSF 632 launched from the ROKS Dokdo (LPH 6111).jpg
ROKS Solgae 632
Class overview
Name: LSF-II 631 class LCAC
Operators: Naval jack of South Korea.svg Republic of Korea Navy
In commission: 2017–present
Completed: 4
General characteristics
Type: Air-cushioned landing craft
Displacement: 155 long tons (157 t) full load[1]
Length: 27.9 m (91 ft 6 in)
Beam: 14.6 m (47 ft 11 in)
Propulsion: 2 × gas turbines
Range: 185 km (115 mi) at 40 kn (74 km/h; 46 mph)
Capacity:
  • Up to 55 tons
  • 1 main battle tank plus 24 troops
Armament: 20 mm autocannon

LSF-II 631 is an LCAC designed for the Republic of Korea Navy, by Hanjin Heavy Industries, to operate from ROKS Dokdo and in future other Dokdo class amphibious assault ships. The craft can carry a maximum load of 55 tons, land on hostile beaches doing 40 knots and it can climb at up to 6 degrees. It has 20 mm cannons for self-defense. The crew cockpit can carry 3 crew and a landing force commander. The LCAC can also carry in addition to troops a Main Battle Tank or 2 Amphibious Assault Vehicles. So far 3 of these units have been delivered, with a likely order for more. It has been offered for export to foreign navies as well.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "South Korea speeds up delivery of new hovercraft to boost local industry". Navyrecognition.com.