Italian Navy / Marina Militare Italiana

Audace class Guided Missile Destroyer

 

audace class guided missile destroyer ddg ardito italian navy marina militare italiana

 

 

Ships:

unit

in service

builder

status

D 550 ITS Ardito

1973

Italcantieri SpA, Castellammare di Stabia, Italy

decommissioned 2006

D 551 ITS Audace

1972

Cantieri Navali Riuniti del Tirreno SpA, Riva Trigoso, Italy

decommissioned 2006

 

 

Specifications:

 

Displacement:

3750 tons (normal) / 4500 tons (full load)

 

Length:

140,7 meters

 

Beam:

14,7 meters

 

Draft:

4,6 meters

 

Speed:

33 knots (61 km/h) maximal

 

Propulsion:

4 x Foster-Wheeler boilers
2 x geared steam turbines

73000 shp
2 shafts / 2 propellers

 

Range:

4000 Nm (7400 km) at 25 knots (46 km/h)

 

Crew:

394

 

Aviation:

flight deck & hangar for 2 helicopters (AB-212ASW)

 

Armament:

as built:

1 x Mk-13 single-arm missile launcher with 40 RIM-24 Tartar SAM

2 x Oto-Melara 127/54C compact guns

4 x Oto-Melara 76/62C compact guns

2 x B-515/ILAS-3 12,75 (324mm) triple torpedo tubes for A244 lightweight torpedos

2 x 21 (533mm) triple torpedo tubes

 

after modernization:

1 x Mk-13 single-arm missile launcher with 40 RIM-66 Standard SM-2MR SAM

1 x Albatros Mk-2 missile launching system for Selenia Aspide SAM (8 missiles + reload)

8 x Otomat/Teseo SSM

1 x Oto-Melara 127/54C compact gun

4 x Oto-Melara 76/62C caliber compact guns

2 x B-515/ILAS-3 12,75 (324mm) triple torpedo tubes for A244 lightweight torpedos

 

class images

 

audace class guided missile destroyer ddg ardito italian navy

 

audace class destroyer

 

 

audace class guided missile destroyer otomat teseo ssm launcher oto-melara 3"/62-caliber 76mm gun

1 single and 1 double Otomat/Teseo SSM launcher and the port Oto-Melara 76/62 compact gun

 

oto-melara 3"/62 caliber gun audace class ddg

Oto-Melara 76/62 compact gun

 

otomat teseo ssm missile launcher audace class destroyer

1 single and 1 double Otomat/Teseo SSM launcher

 

audace class mk-13 missile launcher rim-66 sm-2mr standard tartar sam

Mk-13 missile launcher for RIM-66 Standard SM-2MR missiles

 

audace class destroyer albatros launcher aspide sam oto-melara 5"/54 caliber gun

Albatros launcher for 8 Aspide SAM missiles and the Oto-Melara 127/54 compact gun

 

 

audace class guided missile destroyer d 550 551 ardito italian navy

after modernization

 

 

audace class destroyer ddg ardito italian navy marina militare italiana

as built

 

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