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German Navy - Deutsche Marine
Type 123 Brandenburg class Frigate
 

type 123 brandenburg class frigate german navy fgs schleswig holstein bayern mecklenburg vorpommern 03x
  
 
Ships:
 
F 215
FGS Brandenburg (1994)
F 216
FGS Schleswig-Holstein
(1995)
F 217
FGS Bayern
(1996)
F 218
FGS Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (1996)
  
 
Specifications:

  Builder:
Blohm+Voss, Hamburg / HDW, Kiel / Nordseewerke, Emden / Bremer Vulkan AG, Bremen
 
Displacement:
4900 tons (full load)
Length:
138,85 meters (455.5 feet)
Beam: 16,7 meters (55 ft)
Draft: 4,35 meters (14.3 ft) / 6,3 meters (21 ft) over sonar
Speed: 29+ knots (54+ km/h)
Range: 4000 NM (7400 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h)
Complement: 236

Propulsion:
CODOG
(Combined Diesel or Gas)
2 x
General Electric LM2500 Gas Turbine (2 x 19 MW = 51000 hp)
2 x MTU 20V 956 TB92 Diesel Engines (2 x 3,82 MW = 10250 hp)
2 shafts, 2 controllable pitch propellers
 
Armament:
 
1 x Mk-41 Vertical Launching System / VLS (16 cells)
for
RIM-7 Sea Sparrow Missiles
or
RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles / ESSM (4 per cell)

- - - - -
 

1 x Oto-Melara 76/62 DP gun
(3 inches / 76mm / 62-caliber)

2 x twin missile launcher
for 4 x MM38 Exocet SSM
to be replaced by
2 x Mk-141 missile launcher for 8 x RGM-84 Harpoon SSM

2 x Mk-49 missile launching system for RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM)

2 x Rheinmetall Rh 202 20mm machine guns
replaced by
2 x MLG27 27mm machine gun systems

2 x
Mk-32 Mod.9 twin torpedo tubes (12,75" / 324mm) for Mk-46 torpedoes
 

Aviation:
flight deck & hangar for 2 x Westland Sea Lynx Mk.88A naval helicopters
 
Systems:
1 x Thales LW08 air search radar
1 x Thales SMART-S phased-array air and surface surveillance radar
2 x Thales STIR 180 fire-control radar
2 x Raytheon Redpath navigation radar
1 x STN Atlas DSQS-23BZ bow sonar
1 x STN Atlas TASS 6-3 (LFTASS) towed array sonar (Bayern only)
1 x EADS FL 1800S ECM suite
2 x Oto-Melara SCLAR chaff/flare launcher
4 x TKWA/MASS (multi-ammunition softkill system) decoy launcher
  
 
 

 

images


type 123 brandenburg class frigate german navy f-215 fgs 04
F 215 FGS Brandenburg

type 123 brandenburg class frigate german navy f-216 fgs schleswig-holstein 05
F 216 FGS Schleswig-Holstein

type 123 brandenburg class frigate german navy f-217 fgs bayern 07
F 217 FGS Bayern

type 123 brandenburg class frigate german navy f-218 fgs mecklenburg vorpommern 08
F 218 FGS Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

type 123 class frigate german navy fgs brandenburg schleswig holstein bayern mecklenburg vorpommern 03

all 4 in formation


armament & details

type 123 brandenburg class frigate german navy armament oto melara 76/62 gun mm38 exocet ssm missile rim-7 sea sparrow sam rim-116 ram mlg-27 rim-162 essm 02

type 123 brandenburg class frigate german navy armament mk-41 vls rim-116 ram oto-melara 76/62 gun 03
Mk-41 VLS 16 cells | Mk-49 RIM-116 RAM launcher | Oto-Melara 76/62 gun

type 123 brandenburg class frigate german navy f-216 line drawing 02
 
 
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