Three pictures from November 1999 showing the early design concepts for the Type 45. Particularly note:
1) The flush-deck VLS Sylver missile silo
2) The original Sampson radar design.
3) Harpoon SSM launcher tubes in a superstructure break amidships
4) Phalanx CIWS mount on the hanger roof
(Source: BAE Systems)
Britain’s Type 45 destroyers – which have been plagued by engine problems – are “as noisy as hell”, a former director of operational capability for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) Rear Admiral Chris Parry told The Sunday Times
What was the intended armament of the Land Attack variant, and given its increased length was there an increase in beam and was an alteration to the engines needed?Possible future variants of the Royal Navy Type 45 ("D" or Daring Class) Destroyer include Type 45 Land Attack variant and Type 45 General Purpose variant.