FR MM38 Exocet single launcher

Missile Launcher
missiles


Missile Launcher MM38 Exocet single launcher

    Derivatives / Succeeded by
FR MM40 Exocet --
FR AM39 Exocet --
FR SM39 Exocet --
FR MM38 Exocet twin launcher --



Used by

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1964DE Destroyer Type 101 Hamburg class4
1964FR Helicopter Carrier Jeanne d Arc class6
1967FR Guided-Missile Destroyer Suffren class4
1972FR Guided-Missile Cruiser Colbert mod class4
1974UK Frigate Type 21 Amazon class4
1974FR Destroyer F67 Tourville class6
1976BE Frigate Wielingen class4
1976FR Corvette d'Estienne d'Orves class2
1977AR Guided-Missile Destroyer Hercules class4
1978AR Corvette Drummond class4
1979UK Frigate Exocet Leander class4
1979UK Frigate Type 22 (Batch 1) Broadsword class4
1983UK Frigate Towed Array Exocet Leander class4
1983UK Frigate Type 22 (Batch 2) Boxer class4
1985AR Corvette MEKO 140A16 class4
1992FR Frigate Floreal class2


Refits

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1972 UK HMS Norfolk D21 Guided-Missile Destroyer County class 2 year refit, to remove B turret and replace with 4x MM38 Exocet launchers (see main picture, above)
1973-jul UK HMS Cleopatra F28 Frigate Towed Array Exocet Leander class Exocet conversion, completed 1975
1974-aug UK HMS Phoebe F42 Frigate Towed Array Exocet Leander class Exocet conversion at HMD Devonport, completed by Apr 1977
1975-mar UK HMS Sirius F40 Frigate Towed Array Exocet Leander class Exocet conversion, completed 1977
1975-dec UK HMS Minerva F45 Frigate Exocet Leander class Conversion to Exocet began at HMD Chatham, completed 1979
1976-feb UK HMS Argonaut F56 Frigate Towed Array Exocet Leander class Exocet conversion at HMD Devonport and fitted for Lynx operations, completed Jan 1980. Recommissioned 22 Mar 1980.
1977-aug UK HMS Danae F47 Frigate Exocet Leander class Conversion to Exocet began, completed 1980
1978-jan UK HMS Penelope F127 Frigate Exocet Leander class Conversion to Exocet and Lynx operations began, completed Jan 1981, deck letters PN
1984-oct UK HMS Ambuscade F172 Frigate Type 21 Amazon class Major refit to strengthen hull and add Exocet tubes, completed 1986
1985-may UK HMS Arethusa F38 Frigate Ikara Leander class Ikara system (fitted by 1977) replaced by Exocet and Type 2031 towed sonar fitted by Feb 1986.


In Service

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DE German Navy
FR French Navy
UK Royal Navy
PK Pakistan Navy
BE Belgian Navy
BG Bulgarian Navy
AR Argentine Navy
EC Ecuadorian Navy
CL Chilean Navy
MA Royal Moroccan Navy


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