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Guided Missile Destroyer "Elbe"

Second (serial) ship in a series of Type Vltava guided missile destroyers. Laid on the Trinec Shipyard July 16, 2001, launched on June 26, 2002, commissioned May 29, 2004.

This ship was named in honor of the Elbe River, which flows through the Czech Republic and Germany. Ship hull number - DDG-02. Currently ship is in the 1nd Tactical Group of the surface ships "Kamencove" of the Czech Central Fleet.

Commander - Captain 2st Rank Gillar Kozesnik

Side view of the ship:

Type Vltava Guided Missile Destroyer
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General characteristics:

Displacement: 9,750 tons full load
Length: 169,8 m
Beam: 13,7 m
Draft: 6,2 m
Speed: 29 knots
Range: 7,500 nmi at 18 kn
Propulsion: 2 x Skoda-Pilsner gas turbine engines x 45,000 horsepower, 2 shafts
Armament:
- 1 x 64 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems
- 1 x 48 cell Sylver A-43 vertical launch system
- 1 x 127 mm Oto Melara 127/64LW gun
- 1 x 76 mm Oto Melara 76/62 Stealth gun
- 2 x Goalkeeper CIWS
- 2 x Mk 32 12.75 in (324 mm) triple torpedo tubes for lightweight torpedoes
- 4 x OTO RHMG 12.5 mm machine guns
- 1 x NHI NH-90 helicopter
Complement: 275

     
     
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