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Wielingen class



Overview


Wielingen class

Two Belgian navy Wielingen class frigates side by side in port.
Source: Luis Diaz-Bedia Astor - © GNU Attribution Share Alike license

Origin
Belgium
Type
Frigate
Entered service
1978
Status
In service
Development
1964 - Early 1970’s
Developer
Belgium
Production
1974 - 1978
Producer
Belgium - Boelwerf shipyard in Temse
Belgium - Cockerill shipyard in Antwerp
Number produced
4
Designations
Type 900 (early design project)
Type E71
F910 class (lead pennant number)
Drazki class (Bulgarian service)
Notable users
Belgium
Bulgaria

Details


Facts Wielingen class
General
Origin
Belgium
Type
Frigate
Complement
159, including 14 officers
Dimensions
Displacement
2.200 - 2.350 t full load
1.850 t standard
Length
106.4 m
Beam
12.3 m
Draft
5.4 m at sonar dome
3.9 m keel
Propulsion
Arrangement
CODOG
Machinery
1x Rolls Royce Olympus TM-3B gas turbine
2x ABC Type DZC diesel
Power output
1x 27.500 hp
2x 4.200 hp (5.800 hp reported as well)
Propulsion
2 shafts, controllable pitch propellers
Mobility
Speed
28 kt using gas turbine
21 kt max with both diesels
14 kt max on one diesel
Range
6.000 nm at 16 kt
Sensors
Search radar
1x HSA DA-05
Fire control radar
1x HSA WM-25
Sonar
1x AN/SQS-510
Optronics
2x EOMS IR
Navigation radar
1x Kelvin-Hughes Type 1007 Scout
Guns
Dual purpose
1x 100mm Creusot-Loire
Self-defense
6x 12.7mm M2HB
SSM
Anti-ship
2x2 MM38 Exocet
SAM
Point defense
1x8 Mk 29 launcher for RIM-7 Sea Sparrow
ASW
ASW mortar
1x6 375mm Bofors M/50
Torpedo
2x1 533mm tube for L5 Mod 4
10 torpedoes carried

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Subcomponents


Note: incomplete list

100mm Creusot-Loire

1x 100mm Creusot Loire dual purpose naval gun.

MM38 Exocet

2x2 launchers for MM38 subsonic anti-ship missile.

Bofors M/50

1x Creusot-Loire Modèle 54 sextuple launcher for Bofors 375mm anti-submarine depth charges.

12.7mm M2HB

Up to 6x 12.7mm M2HB heavy machine gun.