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by The Federated States of Domanania. . 24 reads.

Type 5 VLS System

Overview

The Type 5 VLS system was designed in 1981 to launch Javelin Missiles from naval vessels. Multiple variations were tested, with the Type 5 beating out its previous versions.


Design

While the tube system and material was up to standard, there were debates on how the system should be implemented. Early designs were built on a revolver design. One lid with a circular track holding 8 missiles that rotated with a new tube to reload. Soon after, the 2x4 grid system was adopted and became the preferred layout for vessels.


Variants

  • Type 5A: 1981- The original revolving design. This used a cold launch system.

  • Type 5B: 1981- The grid design with 2 rows of 4. Utilizes a hot launch system.

  • Type 5C: 1996- A carousel improvement. The system was expanded to hold newer and larger missiles such as the Spirit Cruise Missile.

  • Type 5D: 1997- A grid improvement to follow the Type 5C, allowing the grid to also fired larger missiles.

  • Type 5E: 2010- Improved canister storage for the grid design. Allows the storing of smaller missiles, such as the CISD SAM, in groups of four in a single cell.

  • Type 5F: 2011- Improved Canister design for the revolver style.

  • Type 5G: 2012- Updated venting system for hot launches on the grid design. Replaced water deluge system with a U shaped gas management system similar to the MK57.



Operators

Nation

Military

Usage

Domanania

Federation Navy

Glacier Class Cruiser Type 5F
Vengeance Class Frigate Type 5G
Type 5 Landing Ship Type 5E


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