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M55 Landing Craft Utility



Main Characteristics
Lenght Overall 55.00 metres
Beam 11.00 metres
Draught (hull)  1.72 metres
Fuel Capacity   33 cu.m.
Fresh Water Capacity 87  cu.m.
Max. Speed 12 knots
Range 2500+ n.m.
Deck Cargo Area 288 sq.m.
Deck Cargo Capacity 145  tons

 

Structure Steel

 

Main Machinery
Engine 2 x MAN 800bhp@1800rmp
Propulsion 2 x FPP

                                        

Auxiliary 2 x MAN 380V, 3Ph, 50Hz
  1 x 30kWe Emergency                

 

Complement
Crew             49 persons

 

Communication/Navigation

- HF/SSB

- HF/CB

- VLF-HF

- VHF/FM

- UHF AM/FM

- GMDSS

- Radar X-band 25kW

- GPS/DGPS

- Gyro Compass

- Speed Log

- Echo Sounder

- AIS

                                                     

Armament
4 x 20mm. Machine Gun
2 x .50 Caliber Machine Gun

 

Main Missions

- Used by amphibious forces to transport equipment and troops to the shore.

- Capable of transporting 2 x M60 Full Tracked Combat Tank or 5 x 5-ton Military Truck or 2 x 105mm M2A1(M101A1) Howitzer or 12 x 5-ton Humvee (HMMWV) or fresh water supply and troops from amphibious assault ships to beachheads or piers.

 

Features

- Supplying fuel oil and fresh water at sea or remote area.

- Ro-Ro operation by hydraulic controlled bow-aft ramp.

- Separated two engine rooms by watertight bulkhead, providing a redundancy in case of battle damage.