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  • JP Tachikaze class


    JP Amatsukaze class
    Guided-Missile Destroyer


    Guided-Missile Destroyer Tachikaze class

    Japanese second generation air defence destroyers. The aft 127mm (5-inch) gun was removed in order to make space for a fleet command area.

        Derivatives / Succeeded by
    JP Hatakaze class 1986


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    4800full load (tn)
    143length (m)
    14.30beam (m)
    4.60draught (m)
    32max speed (knots)
    70000power (shp)
    2Naval Engine steam turbines
    1Missile Launcher Mk 13
    2Naval Gun Mark 42 5/54 inch (127mm)
    2Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm
    1Torpedo Launchers Mk 16 8-cell ASROC


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        Typical Max
    No Landing platform


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    JP Mitsubishi Nagasaki - 3

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

    5 units


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    1973-jun-19Laid downJP DDG 168 JDS Tachikaze
    1974-dec-12LaunchedJP DDG 168 JDS Tachikaze
    1976-mar-26CommissionedJP DDG 168 JDS Tachikaze
    1976-may-27Laid downJP DDG 169 JDS Asakaze
    1977-oct-15LaunchedJP DDG 169 JDS Asakaze
    1979-mar-27CommissionedJP DDG 169 JDS Asakaze
    1979-sep-14Laid downJP DDG 170 JDS Sawakaze
    1981-jun-4LaunchedJP DDG 170 JDS Sawakaze
    1983-mar-30CommissionedJP DDG 170 JDS Sawakaze
    2007-jul-15DecommissionedJP DDG 168 JDS Tachikaze
    2008-mar-12DecommissionedJP DDG 169 JDS Asakaze

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