The new flagship of the atlantic navy, the tripoli class is a medium sized helicopter carrier built to provide protection from submarines and incoming enemy aircraft. the ships standard complement of aircraft is 3 heavy lift helicopters and a squadron of 5 VTOL jet fighters, the lead ship of the class(Tripoli)was commissioned in august of 2020. she is named after the city of Tripoli, Iowa
About this creation
Although she is designated as a helicopter carrier the ship has the same armament as the Enterprise class destroyers which means the ship can also be designated/used as a destroyer
here you can see 3 type 1 naval helicopters ready for take-off the tripoli class has room for 8 helicopters 3 on deck and 5 below deck.
the island of the ship here you can see the MK 47 gun the overhanging bridge the various masts and navigational equipment and towards the back is the smokestack
the MK 47 gun is an upgrade of the MK 45 gun used by the U.S navy. this is the first Atlantic navy ship to have a gun as the main armament which reduces space for VLS missiles so instead of having 60+ VLS cells it only carries 14
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