Solgae-class LCAC

The Solgae-class LCAC (Hangul: 솔개급 고속상륙정, Hanja: 솔개級高速上陸艇), often called Solgae 631 class (Hangul: 솔개 631급, Hanja: 솔개631級) because of the name of lead ship, is an air-cushioned landing craft (LCAC) designed for the Republic of Korea Navy, by Hanjin Heavy Industries, to operate from ROKS Dokdo and future Dokdo-class amphibious assault ships. This project during development that known as the LSF-II or Landing Ship Fast - II. The craft can carry a maximum load of 55 tons, land on hostile beaches doing 40 knots and it can climb at up to 6 degrees. They have 20 mm cannons for self defense. The crew cockpit carry three crew and a landing-force commander. The LCAC can also carry, in addition to troops, a main battle tank or two amphibious assault vehicles. So far three of these units have been delivered, and more are likely to be ordered. It has been offered for export to foreign navies.

ROKS LSF 632 launched from the ROKS Dokdo (LPH 6111).jpg
ROKS Solgae
Class overview
NameSolgae class
BuildersHanjin Heavy Industries
Operators Republic of Korea Navy
In commission2007–present
Planned8
Building4
Completed4
Active2
General characteristics
TypeAir-cushioned landing craft
Displacement155 long tons (157 t) full load[1]
Length27.9 m (91 ft 6 in)
Beam14.6 m (47 ft 11 in)
Propulsion2 × gas turbines
Range185 km (115 mi) at 40 knots (74 km/h; 46 mph)
Capacity
  • Up to 55 tons
  • 1 main battle tank plus 24 troops
Armament20 mm autocannon

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ "South Korea speeds up delivery of new hovercraft to boost local industry". Navyrecognition.com.