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S69 HABICHT

Hi all,
here you can see two german patrolboats (Schnellboote) of the class 143 during an excercise in the North Sea. A Panavia 200 Tornado simulated an airraid, when the pic was taken. For more than 4 years, I've been a crew member of a class 143 Schnellboot. The maximum speed of S69 HABICHT was 43kn. These boats were powered by 4 Dieselengines a 4500PS, togehther 18000PS, which worked at 4 screws.

Also onboard:
2*76mm OTO Melara gun
4*Excocet anti-ship missile
2*Torpedos


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Nice photo! what would I give for a ride on a Fast Ptrol Boat at 43 knots! Bumpy, but no doubt a great buzz!
 

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Yeah,
43knots are Rock'n Roll!

S68 SEEADLER, S69 HABICHT and S71 GEPARD were my home for many years. Germany's Schnellboote were the real "ELITE"(Thumb). Here are somes videos of those vessels. Thanx to the comrades, who load them up:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQXPaSxSyXE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOYw6cwNrUw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFmyDRoOUSk&p=A06A977D1977A789&playnext=1&index=14

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz33t-AdaaY&p=A06A977D1977A789&index=16&playnext=2
 

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Thanks for the great links Seaconger! Great stuff
 

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Looks like those craft pack a nice punch, for their size, good sea-boats too.
 

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