-8 harpoons could be seen in the midship area.
-64 BARAK missiles(32, 32 VLS cells in raised front deck behind the main gun)
-8 Gabriels can anyone point their location??
-CIWS (location pls?)
-What is the radome like structure sometimes on the top sometimes over the deck??
Due to topweight issues, they usually carry only 8 Harpoon and 0 Gabriels, 32 Barak (rear VL often empty, often a SATCOM is located there) and a CIWS in front of the bridge (interchangeable with 76mm Oto DPG: either/or). Designed to have a remote controlled Sea Vulcan 25mm guns left an right of the main forward mast, these are also no longer carried. Six 324mm Mark 32 torpedo tubes for Alliant Techsystems Mark 46 torpedoes (active/passive homing, 44kg warhead, range 24km) mounted in the superstructure about halfway along the length of the ship. The ship's helicopter hangar can accommodate an H-665A Dalphin, Kaman SH-2F or Sikorsky S-76N helicopter.
Missiles; SSM. 8 McDonnell Douglas Harpoon (2 quad) launchers (1); active radar homing to 130 km (70 nm} at 0.9 Mach. warhead 227 kg
8 IAI Gabriel II (2); radar or optical guidance; semi-active homing to 36 km (19.4 nm} at 07 Mach; warhead 75 kg Probably carry a reduced load
SAM; 2 Israeli Industries Barak I (verticallaunch) (3); 2 x 32 cells; command line of sight radar or optical guidance to 10 km (5.5 nm} at 2 Mach; warhead 22 kg
Guns; OTO Melara 3 in (76 mmJ/62 compact (4); 85° elevation; 85 rds/min to 16 km (87 nm}; weight of shell 6 kg.
The main gun is interchangeable with a Bofors 57 mm gun or Vulcan Phalanx CIWS.
2 Sea Vulcan 25 mm CIWS (5); range 1 km.
Torpedoes; 6-324 mm Mk 32 (2 triple) tubes (6). Honewell Mk 46; anti-submarine. Mounted in the superstructure.
Countermeasures: Decoys: 4 chaff launchers (7); Nixie SLQ 25 towed torpedo decoy ESM/ECM: Elisra NS 9003/5 intercept and jammer.
Combat data systems: ELBIT NTCCS using Elta EL/S 9000computers. Data link
Weapons control: 3 Elop MSIS optronic directors (8).
Radars: Air search. Elta EL/M 2218s (9); E/F band.
Surface search. Cardion SPS 55 (10); I band.
Navigation: I band.
Fire control: 3 Elta EL/M 2221 GM STGR (11); I/K/J band. Only one fitted initially.
Sonars: EDO Type 796 Mod 1; hull-mounted; search and attack; medium frequency.
VDS or towed array (fitted for).
Helicopters: 1 Dauphin SA 366G (12)
Programmes: A design (QU-09-35) prepared by Israeli Ship-yards. Haifa in conjunction with Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Corporation which was authorised to act as main contractor using FMS funding Contract awarded 8 February 1989 An option for a fourth is unlikely to be taken up. First of class completed initial sea trials in October 1993 and was delivered to Israel in May 1994 for combat system installation All are expected to be operational by the end of 1995.
Structure: Steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Stealth features including resilient mounts for main machinery and Prairie Masker Bubbler system. A secondary operations room is fitted aft.
Operational: Endurance. 20 days The main role will be to cou.lter threats in main shipping routes. ICS-2 integrated comrnunications system.
Opinion. The Israeli Navy wanted eight in two batches of four. so updated versions of the Saar 4 class will replace some of the other FAC hulls. Ton for ton EILAT is described as the most heavily armed ship in the world. The traditional Israeli lack of concern for topweight problems may cause difficulties in rough weather, unless fuel tanks are kept topped up and the SSM capacity is reduced.
Displacement.tons: 1075standard: 1227 full load.
Dimensions. feet (metres); 283.5 oa; 251.3 wl x 39 x 10.5
(86.4: 76.6 x 11.9 x 3.2}
Main machinery; CODOG; 1 GE LM 2500 gas-turbine; 30 000 hp (22.38 MW} sustained; 2 MTU 12V 1163 TB82 diesels; 6600 hp(m) (4.86 MW) sustained; 2 shafts; KaMeWa cp props
Speed. knots: 33 gas; 20 diesels
Range. miles: 3500 at 17 kts
Complement; 64 (16 officers) plus 10 (4 officers) aircrew