Strand Craft 122
The first thing which comes to mind observing this new mega-yacht from Gray Design is fast attack craft. Navy SEALs might find using the V12 supercar which shoots out the stern doors useful, or some type of Marine raider vehicle, obviously an ATV type. From the company, here is the Strand Craft 122 specifications:
- Engines-2xMTU 16V4000 4610 Hp
- Drives-2xRolls Royce KaMeWa 71S3
- Optional-Booster 5100 Hp Vericor TF 50/R-R KaMeWa Boost Waterjet
- Top speed-43 Kts
- With booster-53 Kts
- Length-38 m
- Width-7.5 m
- Draft-1.4 m
- Weight-120 tons
- Fuel-20,000 L
- Water-3000 L
A couple things stand out to New Wars as far as military applications. One is its low profile which is a must attribute as far as stealth. The shallow draft also makes it an ideal littoral water streetfighter. The high speed could also come in handy to avoid anything larger which it can’t fight, for shoot and scoot strikes with missiles, and the Marine raider role I mentioned.
Feel free to post any of your own ideas for naval use of this interesting design.
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