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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