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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1976
Total Production: 3
Also Known As: DDG 168
Origin: Japan
Parent System: Tachikaze
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1976
Total Production: 3
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Description: The Japan Marine Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Tachikaze-class escort frigates, destroyers for MSDF, were designed primarily to provide area air defense for Japanese escort flotillas with secondary anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities. Its propulsion system consists of gas turbines developing 60,000-shp of power and enabling a top speed of 32 knots. Tachikaze-class frigates were not provided helicopter facilities. The weapon system consists of two 5-in (127mm) dual purpose guns, two 20mm Phalanx guns, 40 SM-1 MR surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) with MK-13 launching system, 16 ASROC rockets, and two triple 12.75-in torpedo tubes. The JMSDF commissioned three ships in 1976, 1979 and 1983.

Tachikaze Specifications

Crew: 250
Number of Weapons: 56
Torpedo Tubes: 6
Beam: 14.3 meter (47 foot)
Draft: 4.60 meter (15.1 foot)
Length: 143 meter (469 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 127 millimeter
Total Combined Power: 60,000 shp (45 MW)
Top Speed: 32 knot (16.4 mps)
Full Displacement: 3,850 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Operators & Related Equipment

Mar 20081
Mar 20072

Grand Total 31
Defensive Weapons
Standard SM-1 MRx40
Protection Systems
Mk 15 Phalanx Block 0x2

Tachikaze Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
DDG168 Tachikaze-1976Mar 2007
DDG169 Asakaze-1979Mar 2008
DDG170 Sawakaze-1983-

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