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JS Hiei (DDH-142)


Guided-Missile Destroyer Warship (1974)


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JS Hiei DDH-142 proved a critical Cold War player for the nation of Japan - introduced in 1974 she was decommissioned in March of 2011.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 04/04/2020 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

Specifications



Service Year
1974

Origin
Japan national flag graphic
Japan

Status
DECOMMISSIONED
Destroyed, Scrapped.
Complement
360
PERSONNEL


Class
Haruna-class
Number-in-Class
2
VESSELS
Ships-in-Class


JS Haruna (DDH-141); JS Hiei (DDH-142)


National flag of modern Japan Japan
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Offshore Bombardment
Offshore bombardment / attack of surface targets / areas primarily through onboard ballistic weaponry.
Land-Attack
Offshore strike of surface targets primarily through onboard missile / rocket weaponry.
Maritime Patrol
Active patroling of vital waterways and maritime areas; can also serve as local deterrence against airborne and seaborne threats.
Airspace Denial / Deterrence
Neutralization or deterrence of airborne elements through onboard ballistic of missile weaponry.
Fleet Support
Serving in support (either firepower or material) of the main surface fleet in Blue Water environments.


Length
502.0 ft
153.01 m
Beam
57.4 ft
17.50 m
Draught
17.0 ft
5.18 m
Displacement
5,050
tons


Installed Power: 2 x Boiler units feeding 2 x Turbines developing 60,000 horsepower and driving 2 x Shafts astern.
Surface Speed
31.0 kts
(35.7 mph)


kts = knots | mph = miles-per-hour | nm = nautical miles | mi = miles | km = kilometers

1 kts = 1.15 mph | 1 nm = 1.15 mi | 1 nm = 1.85 km
2 x 5" /54 caliber Mk 42 (Type 73) turreted deck guns.
1 x Sea Sparrow Mk 29 Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) launcher.
2 x 20mm Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWSs)
2 x Mark 32 triple torpedo tubes


Supported Types


Graphical image of a modern warship turreted deck gun armament
Graphical image of an aircraft Gatling-style rotating gun
Graphical image of an air-to-air missile weapon
Graphical image of a medium-range air-to-air missile
Graphical image of an aircraft aerial torpedo


(Not all weapon types may be represented in the showcase above)
3 x Sikorsky SH-60J(K) Seahawk navalized helicopter equipped for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) role.


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