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Friday, December 11, 2015

This Gigantic Vessel Is the Largest Stealth Destroyer the U.S Navy Has Ever Built (11 pics)

This impressive machine uses electromagnetic energy that enables it to fire a rail gun shell weighing 10kg at a speed of 5,400 mph over the course of 100 miles.
USS Zumwalt, which weighs 15,000 tons, has taken four years to build at an estimated cost of $4.3 billion.

The 600-foot-long destroyer cruised along the Kennebec River to the Atlantic on its first voyage.

USS ZUMWALT: EQUIPPED TO DOMINATE THE SEAS FOR DECADES
Displacement: 14,564 long tons (14,798 t)
Length: 600 ft (180 m)
Beam: 80.7 ft (24.6 m)
Draft: 27.6 ft (8.4 m)
Propulsion: Two Rolls-Royce Marine Trent-30 gas turbines driving Curtiss-Wright generators and emergency diesel generators, 78 MW (105,000 shp); two propellers driven by electric motors
Speed: Over 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Weapons:
20 × MK 57 VLS modules, with a total of 80 launch cells
RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM), four per cell
Tactical Tomahawk, one per cell
Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rocket (ASROC), one per cell
Two × 155 mm/62 caliber Advanced Gun System
920 × 155 mm rounds total; 600 in automated store with Auxiliary store room with up to 320 rounds (non-automatic) as of April 2005
70–100 LRLAP rounds planned as of 2005 of total
Two × Mk 110 57 mm gun (CIGS)








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