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  • 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
    1974FR Destroyer F67 Tourville class6
    1974UK Frigate Type 21 Amazon class4
    1976FR Corvette d'Estienne d'Orves class2
    1976BE Frigate Wielingen class4
    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 Type 22 (Batch 2) Boxer class4
    1983UK Frigate Towed Array Exocet Leander 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 Mar 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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    FR French Navy
    DE German Navy
    PK Pakistan Navy
    UK Royal Navy
    BG Bulgarian Navy
    BE Belgian Navy
    AR Argentine Navy
    EC Ecuadorian Navy
    CL Chilean Navy
    MA Royal Moroccan Navy





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