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Mackensen-class Guided Missile Destroyer

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The Mackensen-class Guided Missile Destroyer is a recently developed class of stealth surface combatant utilitzed by the Bundesmarine. The first ship of the class entered service in 2005. There are six destroyers in this class. The Mackensen-class comparable in size to the JMSDF's Atago-class and the Royal Navy's Daring-class destroyers currently. The Mackensen-class is one of the largest destroyers to have stealth characteristics.


  • Type: Multirole Destroyer
  • Service: 2005-Present
  • Specifications
    • Length: 550 feet (167.64 meters)
    • Beam: 68 feet (20.73 meters)
    • Draft: 21 feet (6.40 meters)
    • Displacement: 7,738 tons (Standard); 10,150 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 320
  • Propulsion: CODAG propulsion, 4 x General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 108,000 shp (81 MW)
  • Range: 5,500 nautical miles (10,186 kilometers) at 18 knots (33.34 km/h)
  • Speed: 30+ knots (55.56+ km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • Thales Nederland SMART-L D-Band Long Range Air/Surface Search Radar
    • Thales Nederland APAR I-Band Air/Surface Search, Tracking/Guidance Radar
    • Thales Nederland Sirius IRST Long Range IRST x 1
    • STN Atlas 9600-M ARPA I/J-Band Navigation Radar x 2
    • STN Atlas MSP 500 Electro-Optical Fire Control System x 1
    • STN Atlas DSQS-24B Bo Sonar x 1
  • Countermeasures:
    • FL 1800 S II ECM suite x 1
    • Sippican Hycor SRBOC launcher x 6
  • Armament
    • 1 x Otobreda 127mm/64-caliber Lightweight naval gun (with guided VULCANO ammunition for land-attack missions (range: over 99.78 km))
    • 1 x Mk.41 mod 4 Vertical Launching System (2 x 48-cells) (fires RIM-67 SM-2ER, RUM-139 VL-ASROC, RIM-161 SM-3, RIM-162C ESSM, RIM-174 SM-6)
    • 2 x Mk.141 SSM Launchers (fires RGM-84 Harpoon AShMs)
    • 2 x Mauser MLG-27 27mm autocannons
    • 2 x Mk.49 RAM Launchers (fires RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missiles)
    • 2 x 12.75" Mk.32 triple torpedo tubes (fires Eurotorp MU90 Impact torpedoes)
  • Aviation Facilities: Facilities for two large helicopters, flight deck
  • Aircraft Carried: 2 x NHIndustries NH90 Sealion maritime helicopters

Unit Run[edit]

  • BMS Mackensen (D188)
  • BMS Derfflinger (D189)
  • BMS Hindenburg (D190)
  • BMS Moltke (D191)
  • BMS Von der Tann (D192)
  • BMS Goeben (D193)
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