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Type 212 class


Todaro class


Overview


Type 212 class

Italian navy Type 212 subarine arriving in the USA in 2009.
Source: US Navy - © Public domain

Origin
Italy
Type
Diesel-electric attack submarine
Entered service
2005
Status
In service
Development
1990's
Developer
Germany
Production
1998 - present
Producer
Germany - HDW
Italy - Ficantieri
Number produced
20 planned, 10 completed by 2019
Designations
Todaro class (Italian service)
Type 212A, U212-A
U-31 class (German lead ship)
Notable users
Germany
Italy
Norway - (on order)

Details


Facts Type 212A
General
Origin
Germany
Type
Diesel-electric attack submarine
Complement
28 including 5 officers
Dimensions
Displacement (surface)
1.450 t
Displacement (submerged)
1.830 t
Length
56 m
57.2 m for 2nd batch
Beam
7 m
Draft
6 m
Propulsion
Arrangement
Diesel-electric with AIP
Power source
1.050 kW MTU 16V396 diesel
Siemens Permasyn 1.700 kW electrical motor
306 kW AIP system
Propulsion
1 shaft, 7-blade skewback propeller
Mobility
Speed (surface)
12 kt
Speed (submerged)
20 kt
Range
8.000 nm at 8 kt
Depth
400 m operation
700 m crush depth
Endurance
12 weeks
3 weeks without snorkeling
Sensors
Sonar
Atlas DBQS-40FTC
Surface search
Kelvin Hughes 1007 radar
Periscope
Carl Zeiss SERO 14 optronics mast
Carl Zeiss SERO 15 optronics mast
Combat management
Kongsberg MSI-90U Mk1+
Self-defense
Electronic warfare
Thales FL1800U ESM system
Decoys
WASS C303/S with 40 anti-torpedo decoys
Torpedoes
Tube arrangement
6x 533mm
Weapon types
DM2A4 Seehecht torpedo
A148 torpedo
Quad pack for IDAS missiles
Weapon load
13 torpedoes
24 sea mines carried externally

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