D1 ARA Hercules

AR Argentine Navy

2004 to present - B52 ARA Hercules    



1977 to 1999    


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Flight Deck:
Call Sign: LOHE
See Also: LCC Hercules class B52


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History of AR D1 ARA Hercules

1970-may-18Ordered
1971-jun-16Laid down
1972-oct-24Launched
1976-jul-12Commissionedentered ARA service 19 Sept 1977
1999Fate: transferedconverted and re-classified

History of AR Hercules class B52 ARA Hercules

1999Refitwithdrawn from active service for major modification in Chile to become Fast Assault, Command ship

Specifications

   

    from Hercules class
270crew
4100full load (tn)
125length (m)
14.60beam (m)
5.20draught (m)
28max speed (knots)
2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Olympus
2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Tyne
2Naval Engine propulsion system: COGAG
4Missile Launcher MM38 Exocet single launcher
1Missile Launcher Sea Dart
1Naval Gun Mark 8 4.5 inch (114mm)
2Chaff and decoys Corvus chaff launcher
1Naval Radar air search radar Type 965
2Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 909
1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 992
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 162
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 184

Aircraft

   

    Typical Max
AR Argentine Navy SNIA Alouette III 11
AR Argentine Navy Westland Lynx mk23 11

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

Builder

   

UK BAE Systems (Vickers),



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