For anti-ship missions, the ship carries four quadruple launchers for the large and supersonic D.D.N. missile behind the Leviathan Mk-3 launchers.
Flanking the ships funnel there are two quadruple 130mm gun turrets, a very powerful anti-ship and anti-aircraft armament.
Vertical Launch Systems (VLS) are fitted forward and aft for long-range Anti-Aircraft missiles like the SLAAD 1 or the Mega-STAD missiles. Amidships, two VLS fire the “Viper” AA missile, similar to the American RAM. The VLS can also launch the lighter D.D.B. anti-ship missile (similar to the Exocet missile, but supersonic) or the Leviathan Mk 1 (warhead: one short-range 460mm torpedo) and Mk 2 (warhead: one 800mm torpedo) anti-submarine missiles. Cruise missiles, like the ENA-200 “Machado” (with a 2000kg warhead) can also be operated.
Four anti-submarine helicopters are accommodated in hangars but the Iserlohn main combat system is the Leviathan Mk-3 anti-submarine missile, whose quadruple canister launchers flank the bridge structure. The large and impressive 2000km cruise missile may be configured either to release 4 Anti-submarine torpedos over a submerged target or fitted with a large warhead to counter surface targets, with mid-course correction.
Two, very large SNG-50 radars are used to guide the missiles to the target. The launchers can also operate the D.D.N. anti-ship missile (4 D.D.N.s for each Leviathan), the low afterdeck being occupied largely by an enclosed VDS, which is roofed over to full hull width by the helipad. The VDS is complemented by a large low frequency sonar at the forefoot. Short-range anti-submarine weapons comprise four rocket launchers and two quadruple banks of heavyweight 800mm torpedo tubes (reportedly able to launch a new Anti-submarine missile). Finally, these very capable ships can carry up to 40 mines.
The ship also carries six Walston Gun/missile CIWS (each with 2 90mm Gatling guns and two launchers for 30 Viper Air-to-air missiles) and four 90mm automatic short-range guns.
Four shafts are driven directly by reversible electric motors; power for them is generated by four MX-1000 gas turbines associated to two hydrogen reactors or, for ultra-quiet navigation, four vibration-isolated electric alternators.
Once again these handsome, purposeful-looking ships, with their multitude of sensors and systems created a major impression among the enemies of the LEGO Empire.
Fifty ships were completed and will be completely remodelled in the future into a new, Stealth Guided missile cruiser.
Iserlohn ASW Cruiser More info and images here, please click!
11 000 tons standard
13 500 tons full load
Speed (kts): 35 kts.
182 meters long
21.1 meters beam
4 MX-1000 gas turbines – 132 000 (shp)
4 vibration-isolated electric alternators
AA Missiles: 4 VLS (two for Mega-STAD/SLAAD 1 AA missiles and two for Viper AA missiles);
Anti-ship: 4 quadruple launchers for D.D.N. missiles (16 missiles);
Guns: Two quadruple 130mm gun turrets; Six Walston CIWS (2x90mm Gatling guns and 2x30 Viper AA missiles each); Four 90mm automatic AA guns;
Antisubmarine: Four quadruple launchers for the Leviathan Mk-3 missile (32 missiles); two quadruple 800mm torpedo tubes (16 torpedos). 40 mines
Aircraft:4 anti-submarine helicopters
Such attention to detail.
Matter of interest, how do you figure out how long to make the bow of these ships so that the sloping doesn't look too short/long?
It's something I've found difficult when trying to do navy builds.
Astounding! All the details really make this a great model, my favourite are the missile boxes and all the radar dishes - a great use of the grilled plates. The helicopters on the deck also add to the reality. This is really awesome!
Quoting Locutus 666
Awesome! Nice to see u increase your fleet. I think, the choppers could be improved a little bit but the ship itself is awesome. Lots of details. The design reminds me to some sowjet vessels.