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Hamina type Finnish rocket boats (familiarity in 50 photos)


Hamina type boats were built at the end of the 1990 and the beginning of the 2000. They represent the fourth generation of Finnish rocket boats. All boats are named after Finnish coastal cities.

The first boat was ordered in December 1996, and the fourth became part of the Finnish fleet June 2006 year.

The hull is made of aluminum, and the superstructure is made of reinforced composite carbon fiber. The shape of the vessel was designed specifically to reduce radar visibility. Metal parts are covered with absorbent material.

Fifty nozzles around the deck and superstructures are used to cool the ship to further reduce its visibility. In addition, nozzles can be used to clean a ship that has fallen into the zone of chemical or radioactive contamination.

The main power plant of the Hamina type missile boats consists of two 16V 538 TV93 diesel engines (total power 7550 hp) of the German company MTU, each of which works through a gearbox for two reversible jet propulsion. This allows the use of boats in shallow water, as well as maneuver in narrow straits.

The armament of these rocket boats is based on four container launchers of MTO-85M anti-ship missiles. This rocket was created by the Swedish company SAAB based on RBS-15 Mk2. The main difference from the prototype is an improved turbojet engine, thanks to which the maximum firing range is increased by 50 percent - to 150 km.

In addition, the boat is equipped with a Bofors 57-mm artillery unit, a vertical launch installation on eight Umkonto short-range anti-aircraft missiles of the South African company Denel, as well as two 12,7-mm machine guns. The solution of anti-sabotage tasks is provided by the Elma nine-barrel grenade launcher.

The radio-electronic equipment includes a TRS-3D / I6-ES three-coordinate detection and tracking system for airborne and surface targets (maximum detection range of air targets 90 km), as well as a Zeros 200 firing system with radar, television, thermal imaging stations and a laser rangefinder. The boat is also equipped with a podkilnaya and lowered hydroacoustic stations.

Processing data from the specified radio equipment or external sources, and issuing target designation systems weapons implemented using the automated control system ANCS-2000.

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  1. mirag2
    mirag2 18 March 2016 07: 03
    Is it also cooled? For stealth? It’s famously. The kit on board is very versatile.
    1. spravochnik
      spravochnik 18 March 2016 12: 41
      Actually, it was an irrigation system and was originally intended to protect ships from radioactive contamination. It has been used on warships since the 60s.
  2. kvs207
    kvs207 18 March 2016 07: 46
    Okay boats.
  3. kote119
    kote119 18 March 2016 07: 50
    an interesting ship, I especially liked the camouflage color, grades, author + smile
  4. Symarokov897
    Symarokov897 18 March 2016 07: 57
    Yes, the Finns "this northern people" is not as simple as it seems .......
  5. ICT
    ICT 18 March 2016 08: 57
    Quote: Symarokov897
    interesting ship

    the second time I’m looking, I’m not getting there, where does the RCC start, where and how does the launchers hide
    1. ICT
      ICT 18 March 2016 09: 04
      mother ......
      yes this is generally another pelvis
      The Rauma-type Naantali missile boat fires RBS-15 Mk3 anti-ship missiles.
      1. tlauicol
        tlauicol 18 March 2016 15: 09
        you are absolutely right - part of the photo is a completely different boat (Rauma)

        and on Hamina the quad PU is hidden inside the superstructure, shoots through the hatches on the starboard side
  6. aviator1913
    aviator1913 18 March 2016 09: 27
    Really good boats turned out. For the Baltic and coastal waters a very versatile and convenient solution.
  7. jetfors_84
    jetfors_84 18 March 2016 09: 30
    Nothing is said about weapons
    1. ICT
      ICT 18 March 2016 09: 42
      Quote: jetfors_84
      Nothing is said about weapons

      yes it says it all, just between lines a photo ,

      when a lot of text and no photo is bad

      when there is little text and a lot of photos, it doesn’t work out very well
  8. jetfors_84
    jetfors_84 18 March 2016 09: 36
    General characteristics of Hamina missile boats:
    Crew, pers .: 26;
    Displacement, t: 250;
    Length, m: 51;
    Width, m: 8,5;
    Draft, m: 1,7;
    Engine: 2 x Rolls Royce Kamewa;
    Speed, knot: 30;
    Cruising range, miles: 500;
    Armament: 1 x 57 mm Bofors Mk.3 gun, 2 x 12,7 mm NSV machine guns, 8 x Umkhonto-IR missiles, 4 x RBS-15 mk3 or SSM missiles, 1 x Merimiina 2000
  9. iouris
    iouris 18 March 2016 12: 17
    Interesting. Especially if you recall how in World War I, small high-speed torpedo boats of Italy (the English crap), which crossed over to the Entente, drowned the main forces of the powerful fleet of Austria-Hungary, which decided to go to sea. Seems to be commanded by none other than Admiral Horthy.
  10. vlavek
    vlavek 18 March 2016 17: 47
    Beauties! So I recall: "Njet, Molotoff"
  11. alexmach
    alexmach 19 March 2016 13: 21
    Beauty, but Russia will hardly be able to defend itself with such kids, except in the Caspian
    1. gregor6549
      gregor6549 19 March 2016 16: 35
      Russian babies performed very worthily during a recent military operation. Small ones, and they could reach Syria from the Caspian.
  12. gregor6549
    gregor6549 19 March 2016 16: 33
    The boat is Finnish and the main armament is Swedish, firms Beaufort and Ericsson. The gun is one of the best in its class, and RCC and electronics are quite at the level
  13. Gunther
    Gunther 19 March 2016 20: 52
    The camouflage is valid, but who can say where the boats end and the small ships start, we and they?