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To: Happy2BMe
I read this article several weeks ago, but the deal had also included two helicopters. I did not see this mentioned.

Lord only knows what they have up their sleeve.

31 posted on 01/29/2004 8:09:02 PM PST by calawah98
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To: calawah98
I do not understand the light heartedness in this debate. I think we, as Americans, are really spoiled and think wars and stuff just cannot happen to us here.

A properly lobbed missle in the direction of a laxly secured nuclear power station might make for a wee bit of a mess..huh?

And as for the price tag...hey, we bought those missles for part of the good neighbor plan. You know..dont ask, dont tell, illegals mailing their hard earned American dollars home.

There is going to be a rude awakening in this country .. and we only have ourselves to blame. Keep voting for the lesser of two evils like Allen Keyes said, and see where we are in another four years.
32 posted on 01/29/2004 8:24:07 PM PST by stillafreemind
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To: calawah98; ambrose; moehoward
"I read this article several weeks ago, but the deal had also included two helicopters."

"SAAR 4.5" - Missile / Gun Boat Helicopter Carrier

The smallest Helicopter Carrier of its kind in the world. Outstanding features of this class of missile boats include very high survivability, extensive power and weapon systems designed for the naval arena. The boat has the ability to detect and strike beyond the horizon.

Advanced weapon systems include improved Gabriel missiles, Harpoon missiles, anti-aircraft guns, a radar system and a command & control system.



General Characteristics:
Helicopter Carrier
Various missiles (Harpoon & Gabriel)
Long endurance at sea.
Maintenance and logistic support by the Israel Navy are available.

Overall length 61.7m
Maximum beam 7.62m
Full load mean draft 2.80m

Total displacement 488 ton
Light displacement 430 ton

Max. speed 33 knots
Cruising speed 19 knots

Operational Ranges:
Range at 19 knots 4800 NM
Range at 30 knots 2200 NM
Seakeeping Up to state 5

Radars: Neptune

Weapon Systems:
Missiles - Harpoon and Gabriel MK2.
Guns - 1X40mm and 2X20mm
Machine guns - 4X0.5"
AA missiles - Portable.

Gyro, Laz-17, Magnavox, Receiver, sal-Log, G.P.S

HF, VHF, HVHF, UHF Transceivers.

4x538 MTU Engines driving 4 propellers
Engine max. output 3380 HP. each.

Safety & Damage Control:
Fire extinguishing system and Hand -held extiguishers.
Fire Alarm system
Foam generator & gun.

Captain, officers, crew and air-crew have separate quarters.

Helicopter Facilities:
Landing platform
Fuel tanks (jet fuel)
Safety systems

33 posted on 01/29/2004 8:31:40 PM PST by Happy2BMe (U.S. borders - Controlled by CORRUPT Politicians and Slave-Labor Employers)
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