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Jane's Warship Recognition Guide shows you how to identify all the world's fighting ships. Fully updated since the 1996 edition, it is organized in a new way that makes it easier to look up ship types in service with more than one navy. Now you can directly compare how different fleets have armed and equipped warships from the same class. A comprehensive index has been added. Over 200 classes of warship are covered with: class and ship names, weapon systems and radars, full page photographs of every warship, ...
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Jane's Warship Recognition Guide shows you how to identify all the world's fighting ships. Fully updated since the 1996 edition, it is organized in a new way that makes it easier to look up ship types in service with more than one navy. Now you can directly compare how different fleets have armed and equipped warships from the same class. A comprehensive index has been added. Over 200 classes of warship are covered with: class and ship names, weapon systems and radars, full page photographs of every warship, detailed line diagrams, and key recognition features.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007137220
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/29/2003
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 4.76 (w) x 7.64 (h) x 0.98 (d)

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Eilat (Saar 5) Class

Country: ISRAEL
Country of origin: ISRAEL
Ship type: CORVETTES
Class: EILAT (SAAR 5) (FSG)
Active: 3
Name (Pennant Number): Ell- AT (501), LAHAV (502), HANIT (503)

Recognition features:

  • High bow, short sloping forecastle
  • 3 in gun mounting or Vulcan Phalanx ClWS on raised forecastle position.
  • High, bulky forward slab-sided superstructure with tall pole mainmast atop.
  • Harpoon SSM angled launchers immediately aft of forward
  • superstructure.
  • Squat, black-capped funnel with unusual sloping forward edge.
  • Barak I SAM VLS launcher immediately aft of funnel.
  • Substantial angular after Superstructure with after pole mast atop.
  • Large Elta EL/M-2218S air search radar aerial atop after superstructre.
  • Flight deck right aft.

Displacement full load, tons: 1,227.
Length, feet (metres): 283.5 (86.4) oa.
Beam, feet (metres): 39 (11.9).
Draught, feet (metres): 10.5 (12).
Speed, knots: 33.
Range, miles: 3,500 at 17 kts

Missiles: SSM - McDonnell Douglas Harpoon (2 quad) launchers. SAM - 2 IAl/Rafael Barak I (vertical launch).

Guns: OTO MELARA 3 in (76 mm)/62 Compact. Interchangeable with a Bofors 57 mm, gun or Vulcan Phalanx CIWS. 2 Sea Vulcan 25 mm CIWS.

Torpedoes: 6 324 mm Mk 32 (2 triple) tubes. Honeywell Mk 46,

Decoys: 3 Elbit/Deseaver chaff launchers, Rafael ATC-1 towed torpedo decoy.

Radars:

Air search— EIta EL/M-2218S
Surface search — Carden SPS-55
Fire control — 3 Elta EL/M-2221 GM STGR

Sonars: EDO Type 796 Mod I I hull-mounted. Rafael towed array.

Helicopters: I Aerospatiale SA 366G Dauphin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2005

    Buy the previous edition

    If you are buying this for identification purposes then buy the 1999 edition. This edition does not have an index. The 1999 edition does. The color pictures are nice, but hardly essential.

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