Return to current Issue
Back Issues (1-04, 2-04, 3-04, 4-04)

 Topics & Features:

  Armored Fighting Vehicles
  C4ISR
  Combat Aircraft
  Electronic Warfare
  Fire Support
  Future Combat Systems
  Homeland Defense
  Infantry Warfare
  Logistics & support
  Naval Systems
  Net Centric Warfare
  Precision Strike
  Protection & Survivability
  Spec-Ops, Counter Terror
  Unmanned Systems
  Defense Exhibitions

  RSS News Feed
 

Relevant links:

  Fast Patrol Boats

 


Mangust Fast Patrol Boats
Developer: ALMAZ
Manufacturer: Vympel, Rybinsk Shipyards


Above: Mangust FPB, Below: Mirage FPB.

Two designs from Russia include the Mirage (Project 14310) and Mangust (Model 12150). The Mirage is designed with electrically controlled stabilizing fins which reduce the roll, pitch and vertical acceleration and enable the boat to remain operational in rough seas up to Sea State 7. It is equipped with two M520 diesel engines which provides a maximum speed of 48-50 knots. Mangust, a 19.45 meters patrol boat, has a fully loaded displacement of 26.2 tons. Powered by two Zveda M470 diesels, it develops a maximum speed of up to 50 knots. Mangust can endure missions of 1 2 days, manned with a crew of 6 men. Both types have similar weaponry including machine gun mounts that can accommodate 7.62mm, 14.5 mm machine guns, as well as AGS-17 automatic grenade launchers. Mirage, and the heavier version of the Mangust boat (Mangust-V) are also equipped with an AK-306 weapons mount comprising of an integrated, electrically driven six-barrel gun, four Vikhr medium range guided missiles, electro-optical guidance and fire control system, which can be used for precision attack of surface targets at sea, or land attack.


 


Search Defense Update:


ByGoogle

 

   Become a member
   Advertise on this page
   Send suggestions...

   Commentary

 



 

 

  Updated: 01/26/2005

 

 

 

2002-2005 All Rights Reserved

 Contact us - Advertise - Terms of use