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  • JP Amatsukaze class


    Guided-Missile Destroyer


    Guided-Missile Destroyer Amatsukaze class

    A single ship class, Amatsukaze was the first Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer to have surface-to-air missiles (DDG) using the SAM Tartar first and changing to the Standard SM-1MR from 1978

        Derivatives / Succeeded by
    JP Tachikaze class 1976
                            JP Hatakaze class 1986


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    4000full load (tn)
    131length (m)
    13.40beam (m)
    4.20draught (m)
    33max speed (knots)
    60000power (shp)
    2Naval Engine boilers
    2Naval Engine steam turbines
    1Missile Launcher Mk 13
    2Naval Gun Mark 33 3/50 inch (twin 76 mm)
    2Rocket Launcher Hedgehog ASW
    1Torpedo Launchers Mk 16 8-cell ASROC
    2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm


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        Typical Max
    No Landing platform


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    JP Mitsubishi Nagasaki - 1

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    JPJMSDFDDG 163JDS Amatsukaze19651995
    JPJMSDFDDG 168Tachikaze class JDS Tachikaze19762007
    JPJMSDFDDG 169Tachikaze class JDS Asakaze19792008
    JPJMSDFDDG 170Tachikaze class JDS Sawakaze1983--
    JPJMSDFDDG 171Hatakaze class JDS Hatakaze711986--
    JPJMSDFDDG 172Hatakaze class JDS Shimakaze721988--

    6 units


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    1962-nov-29Laid downJP DDG 163 JDS Amatsukaze
    1963-oct-5LaunchedJP DDG 163 JDS Amatsukaze
    1965-feb-15CommissionedJP DDG 163 JDS Amatsukaze
    1995-nov-29DecommissionedJP DDG 163 JDS Amatsukaze

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