|heuhen wrote: *||September 8th, 2017, 10:48 pm|
250 mil for those ships... I belive that when I see it, we used approx 400 mil * 5 for the Norwegians, and they was build in Spain, although we had everything new.
Fun fact one or several British shipyard was in the Norwegian frigate competition, the last round had, 1 British, 1 German, 1 Spanish and 1 US shipyard in the Finale round, with 1 Norwegian shipyard pre-qualified.
I have never managed to get hold of any of the drawings/illustration from that frigate competition.
Well the Norwegian frigates are substantially more capable then the Type 31s will be.
The T26s are so expensive because they morphed from what was essentially a newer hull for the T23 mission equipment, to a major surface warship on the same level as the T45s, just with an emphasis on sub-surface warfare.
They have extensive C3 facilities to allow them to lead and coordinate taskforces and expensive new combat and weapons systems, all of these things resulted in a larger more expensive ship. They're are essentially a T22 and T23 squished into a single hull.
The T31s need to at all costs avoid this kind of mission creep, what they need to be is a capable hull for the mission equipment taken from the GP fitted T23s, nothing more. By all means space should be set aside for new equipment, but it shouldn't be fitted or purchased upon initial entry to service.