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Guided Missile Frigate "Vitezslav Nezval"

Eighth (serial) ship in a series of Type Kafka guided missile frigates. Laid on the Trinec Shipyard April 08, 2005, launched on March 29, 2006, commissioned February 24, 2007.

This ship was named after the famous Czech writer. Vitezslav Nezval (1900–1958) was one of the most prolific avant-garde Czech writers in the first half of the twentieth century and a co-founder of the Surrealist movement in Czechoslovakia. Ship hull number - FFG-08. Currently ship is in the 5nd Tactical Group of the surface ships "Fojtka" of the Czech South Moravian Fleet.

Commander - Captain 3st Rank Jiri Kulhanek

Side view of the ship:

Type Kafka Guided Missile Frigate
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General characteristics:

Displacement: 4,250 tons full load
Length: 131 m
Beam: 13,7 m
Draft: 6,4 m
Speed: 27 knots
Range: 5,500 nmi at 17 kn
Propulsion: 2 x Skoda diesels x 15,000 horsepower, 2 shafts
Armament:
- 1 x 64 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems
- 2 x 4 Harpoon Surface-to-Surface Missiles launchers
- 1 x 76 mm Oto Melara 76/62 Stealth gun
- 1 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: 185

     
     
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