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WASP CLASS LHD

LHD USS Makin Island (LHD 8) LHD USS Makin Island (LHD 8) U.S. Navy
  • Ships in class:
    NAME NUMBER LAUNCHED COMMISSIONED
    Wasp LHD 1 4 August 1987 29 July 1989
    Essex LHD 2 23 February 1991 17 October 1992
    Kearsarge LHD 3 16 May 1992 16 October 1993
    Boxer LHD 4 28 August 1993 11 February 1995
    Bataan LHD 5 18 May 1996 20 September 1997
    Bonhomme Richard LHD 6 14 March 1997 15 August 1998
    Iwo Jima LHD 7 25 March 2000 30 June 2001
    Makin Island LHD 8 22 September 2006 24 October 2009
  • Length:
    • 257 meters (258 meters. LHD-8)
  • Beam:
    • 32.3 meters.
  • Draft:
    • 8.10 meters.
  • Displacement:
    • 41,302 tons. (LHD 1-4)
    • 41,005 tons. (LHD 5-7)
    • 42,442 tons. (LHD 8)
  • Propulsion:
    • 2 boilers with 2 geared steam turbines 70,000 HP (LHD 1-7)
    • 2 GE LM-2500+ geared gas turbines (LHD 8)
    • 2 variable pitch propellers.
  • Electric power:
    • 6 diesel generators of 4,000 kW each.(LHD 8)
  • Speed:
    • 22 knots (LHD 1-7)
    • 24 knots (LHD 8)
  • Range:
    • 9.500 nautical miles at 18 knots.
  • Complement:
    • Crew: 1,070 (1,059 - LHD 8)
    • Landing force: 1,687
  • Sensors:
    • Air radar 3D: ITT AN/SPS-48E
    • Air radar 2D: Raytheon AN/SPS-49(v)5
    • Surface radar: AN/SPS-67
    • Navigation radar: AN/SPS-73
    • Marshalling air traffic control radar: AN/SPN-43
    • Air Traffic Control Radar: AN/SPN-35B (LHD 1-7) AN/SPN-35C (LHD 8)
    • Surface search & fire control radar: AN/SPQ-9B
    • 2 Missile Directors Mk-95 for NATO Sea Sparrow
    • Target Acquisition System (TAS) Hughes Mk-23
  • ESM/ECM:
    • Raytheon AN/SLQ-32(V)3
  • Countermeasures:
    • Chaff Buoy Decoy System AN/SLQ-49
    • Launches chaff or infrared decoys SRBOC Mk 36.
    • Towed torpedo decoys SLQ-25A Nixie.
  • Systems:
    • Command-and-control system: ACDS Block 1 level 2 (LHD 1 y 7) y Block 0 (LHD 2-6).
    • Command-and-control system: SSDS Mk 2 (LHD 8).
    • Marine Tactical Command and Control: USMC MTACCS (Marine Tactical Command & Control System).
    • Data Link-4A/11/16
    • Communications UHF SATCOM, SHF SATCOM, INMARSAT, UHF, HF, VHF, GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress & Safety System), EHF.
    • Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) (LHD 6-8)
    • Integrated Automatic Detection and Tracking (IADT) AN/SYS-2
    • TACAN URN-25.
  • Weapons:
    • 2 Mk-29 NATO Sea Sparrow
    • 2 RIM-116 RAM (Rolling Airframe Missile)
    • 3 CIWS Mk-15 Mod. 2 Phalanx. (2 in LHD 5-7)
    • 4 BAE Mk-38 Mod. 2 of 25 mm.(3 in LHD 5-7)
  • Transport:
    • A Wasp-class vessel can transport up to 30,800 square feet, and another 20,000 square feet for vehicles.
    • Typical composition: 5 M-1 Abrams battle tanks, 25 AAV´s, 8 M-198 howitzers, 68 trucks and other support vehicles.
  • Aircraft carried:
    • Typical composition: 6 AV-8B Harrier II, 4 AH-1W SuperCobre, 12 CH-46 Sea Knight o 4 MV-22 Osprey, 4 CH-53 Sea Stallion, 3 UH-1N Huey
    • Flight deck: 259 x 34 meters.
    • 2 lifts of 34 tns.
    • The flight deck features 9 helicopter take-off spots.
  • Other:
    • Floodable well dock: 81 x 15,2 meters for 2 LCU (Landing Craft Utility) or 3 LCAC (Landing Craft Air Cushion) or 6 LCM-8 (Landing Craft Mechanized) or 40 AAV (Amphibious Assault Vehicle)
    • Monorail trains moving at up to 183 m per minute deliver cargo from the storage areas to the well deck
    • Hospital with 64 beds, 4 Un hospital con 64 camas, 4 principal operating rooms, 2 secundary operating rooms, 4 dentistry rooms, Radiology room, blood bank, laboratories.
    • 6 lifts load of 3.6 x 7.6 meters

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