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Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

Maxman1

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To reply to early posts.....and stir the pot! :)

This would take out the AOPS!


Crew of Russian Navy and Spetnaz (they serve dinner!)

Rumored to have more than just LRAD and a missile detection system. May have an active system too like missiles. Plus enough small arms to invade a small island. :)

A squadron of these would take that out.
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Just modernize the design with a steel hull, radar that actually works, a 25mm Bushmaster on the bow and make a roll-off launcher for the Mk 48 torpedo.
 

Good2Golf

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A Mk.48? 😳

I think a 54 is as big as a PT boat could carry
 

Colin Parkinson

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The Aussies have launched their OPV recently, interesting is the classes it replace, with a significant size increase. I do like the stern launch options. Mind you at 1,600 tons it's sort of inbetween our MCDV's and AOP's
 

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The Aussies have launched their OPV recently, interesting is the classes it replace, with a significant size increase. I do like the stern launch options. Mind you at 1,600 tons it's sort of inbetween our MCDV's and AOP's
Such a South Pacific ship design. I really like that ship though. Some interesting thoughts went into it, most will be posted up north to keep an eye on the colonies.... errr smaller islands in Australia's protectorate.
 

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The Aussies have launched their OPV recently, interesting is the classes it replace, with a significant size increase. I do like the stern launch options. Mind you at 1,600 tons it's sort of inbetween our MCDV's and AOP's

I'm still partial to the Braunschweig corvette, with an enlarged hangar for a Cyclone.
 

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The Aussies have launched their OPV recently, interesting is the classes it replace, with a significant size increase. I do like the stern launch options. Mind you at 1,600 tons it's sort of inbetween our MCDV's and AOP's
Some problems with that ship already (40mm main gun cancelled):

 

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Can I get a shout out for the Bison?

I was actually a fan of the Bison; IIRC they faired pretty well in Somalia (thinking of a pic of one I remember seeing that had a mine strike....).

It was a pretty good mud recce rig. I never really wanted the 25mm, I'd of rathered really good comms and a few TOWs.
 
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