LANDING SHIP TANK (MEDIUM) NS 723 Type Drukuj

TYPE OF THE SHIP

Twin screw single deck ship with covered Main Battle Tank space, bow door, ramp for handling combat vehicles, equipped with stern ground tackle for pulling  her of the beach and the arrangements for combat equipment handling and transporting, securing, loading and unloading. Helicopter landing deck is conveniently located aft of the superstructure for easy operations and service of medium size helicopter.

 ROLE OF THE SHIP

  • Amphibious operations at sea;

  • Support of build-up of men and material after main landing;

  • Disaster relief;

 FUNCTION OF THE SHIP

  • Beach/transport combat equipment and personnel to the amphibious operations area;

  • Neutralize enemy forces on the beach-head prior to the assault;

  • Effect self defense against attacking aircraft and missiles as a part of composite force;

  • Provide protection to the personnel against chemical attacks;

  • Enable expeditious launch of the assault;

  • Enable aerial evacuation of the casualties with the help of a medium size helicopter.

MAIN CHARACTERISTICS

Crew 49
Length o.a. 88.70 m
Length b.p. 79,00 m
Moulded breadth 10,00 m
Moulded depth 5,35 m
Draught (at full load) 2,40 m
Displacement ( full load) 1410 T
Maximum  speed 17 knots
Cruising  speed 12 knots
Propulsion 2 x 2100 kW
Range at cruising speed 3600 Nm
Endurance 30 days
Diesel alternators 4 x 270 kVA

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MILITARY LIFT

The ship is designed for transportation  in the covered tank space of various kinds of combat equipment such as: Main Battle Tank (MBT) , Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC), Armoured Landing Vehicles (AVL) , self-propelled guns (SPG) , howitzers with tractors and lorries. For periods of 30 days the ship can carry 111 troops. The maximum lifting capacity is five MBT.

ARMAMENT

The following armament is fitted as required by the ship mission:

  • two twin 23 mm naval gun mounting installed on the   forward  superstructure deck;

  • two 20-barrelled 122 mm rocket launchers WM-122/20 type;

  • two quadruple launchers for short range SAM located on the second superstructure deck.

HELICOPTER

One medium 4,5 t takeoff weight helicopter may operate from helo landing deck aft.


 

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