The First Turkish Amphibious Assault Ship TCG Anadolu

The First Turkish Amphibious Assault Ship TCG Anadolu
The First Turkish Amphibious Assault Ship TCG Anadolu

TCG Anadolu or TCG Anadolu L-400is the first ship of Turkey to be classified as an amphibious assault ship (LHD) in terms of its main configuration. It can also be used in amphibious operations in terms of its main formation. Work started in 2014 for the construction of the ship, which will become the flagship of the Turkish Naval Forces when its construction is completed. In the design of the ship, the design of the Spanish Navy ship Juan Carlos I (L61) was taken as an example. TCG Anadolu, built in line with the needs of the Turkish navy, will be able to hold 8 fully equipped helicopters. 1 battalion will be able to dispatch full-fledged soldiers to the desired region. It is thought that the ship, which is suitable for intercontinental missions, will actively continue its duties in the Black Sea, Aegean and Mediterranean Seas.

About TCG Anadolu

TCG Anadolu will facilitate the take-off of warplanes with its 12-degree inclination, thus providing convenience in the use of aircraft other than helicopters. It is also planned to order the Lockheed Martin F-35B model, which can make short take-off and vertical landing, to take charge on the TCG Anadolu ship. The ship, which will be used as a multi-purpose amphibious assault ship, has the capacity to carry 1400 people. 1 amphibious battalion will be able to land in the desired region without the need for communication, combat and support vehicles. TCG Anadolu ship, which can accommodate 700 sea landing craft, apart from its 8-person amphibious force, will have a military hospital with a capacity of at least 30 beds, including an operating room, dental treatment units, intensive care and infection rooms. It is planned to be launched in 2021 and start working at the Naval Forces Command.

Technical Specifications of TCG Anadolu Amphibious Assault Ship

  • Ship length and width: 232 × 32 m
  • Maximum height: 58 m
  • Maximum speed: 21 knots
  • Movement ground: 9000 miles
  • Heavy duty garage: 1410 m²
  • Light duty garage: 1880 m²
  • Ship pool: 1165 m²
  • Hangar: 900 m²
  • Flight deck: 5440 m²
  • Fighter aircraft capacity: 6 combat aircraft
  • Attack helicopter capacity: 4 T-129 Attack
  • Also: 8 transport, 2 Seahawk helicopters
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle capacity: 2

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