GAZIANTEP (F-490) class FFG Weapon Systems // Ships // Frigates/Corvettes

Country of Origin: Turkey

These ships are part of the largest class of major surface warships built in the West since World War II. Only the former Soviet SKORYY destroyer class was larger. This class was originally conceived as low-cost convoy escorts for the U.S. Navy. As older first-line destroyers and frigates were retired without replacement, the class was integrated into the fleet as first-line combatants. The soundness of the design allowed the U.S. Navy to greatly expand the capabilities of these ships,...


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