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- Jan 22, 2006
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Wow!pometablava said:Some projects from Le Bourget Naval 1992
Take a look at your email boxDo you have any larger scans of the Franco-British or the Italian F3000?
The French favored a single block superstructure from the beginning for the Horizon class.JohnR said:I think if anything the Franco British Frigate looks more like an early vestion of FREMM than Horizon.
The F3000 does resemble the comtemporary Minerva class corvettes in overall layout, and perhaps the smaller F1700 might have been a stretched Minerva?pometablava said:Frigate F3000
Highly automatization and stealthy features adopted. Standard Displacement: 3100 Tons. Lenght: 112,5 m. Width: 14,5 m. CODOG powerplant. Max speed: 34 knots. Max range: 5000 miles at 18 knots. Armament: 3x OTO Melara 76/62 Super rapido, 24x SeaWolf or Albatros (VLS), 8x OTOMAT Mk.2 and one helicopter (EH101 or NH90). A similar concept, the F1700 is mentioned but not fully described and no drawings are shown.
The light frigate F1700 would be armed in a modular basis to ensure a high degree of polyvalence.
Both designs are focused to the export market
The different sized LaFayettes is hardly a suprise. DCN made the sale to Singapore by promoting a 95m, 2200 ton ship....which ended up being the 3200 ton Formidable class.pometablava said:In late 1992, after the NFR-90 program cancellation the most important European Frigate progams, according to the text, were:
Spanish F100 (ASM) and F110 (AA)
German-Nedeerland Type 124
Export Frigate programs:
Italian F3000 and F1700
British Yarrow 2000 ton frigate for Malaysia
British type Loch (2540 ton, 107,8 x 13,52 m)
French "Flexible" La Fayette (1000, 2000, 3000 ton in multiple versions)
Well, it is all I have. More data and pics will be welcome
Around 1993, Jane's showed different drawing of the Horizon class for the UK and France. The French ship had a single block superstructure, and the British ship had a double superstructure and helicopter pad/hangar that was lowered one deck.RP1 said:Very interesting Pometablava.
DKB mentions the France-UK-Netherlands Frigate that arose from NFR-90, the "FUN". He also mentions that the Head of Concept in the UK developed his own ideas. The FF shown may be a french equivalent, as it shows the design ideas to emerge in the La Fayette and FREMM class. I think I've seem that image in an issue of Janes also.
This is a necroposting and I do beg for forgiveness, but do you still have that larger scans of Franco-British frigate?