Brasil wrote:Brazilian Navy to receive patrol vessel HMS Clyde in 2019
Depending on the future fishery requirement, Clyde might
be needed in UK. But if not, Brazil is a good place. Although this is not for export (just a lease), it shows a good future "possibility".
- River B1.5 has good commonality with Amazonas (and River B2). Although its outlooks differs a lot, the two designs' cross section is very similar (while the main engine differs). = might be easier for Brazil to use it.
- Brazil is a good export customer for UK for long. Good relation is very important.
- If Clyde is "good", when in future UK are to replace or reduce 3 River B1s, it will be a good export candidate.
ArmChairCivvy wrote:Can someone remind me of how the B2s are better than this B1.5 singleton?
- I remember the more warship-like construction std, and enlarged/more numerous mag's for weapons (including one for use on the helo deck)... not much more (there must be?)
River B2 has CMS, Clyde does not. (This is big difference)
River B2 top speed is 25knots, Clyde is 20knots.
River B2 has an optical FCS on the mast, Clyde does not. (Am I correct?)
River B2 has an EMF accommodation space for 50 soldiers (below flight deck), Clyde does not.
(But, Clyde does carry 50 or even more soldiers in short-period transport tasks in Falklands Islands).
River B2 can carry 2 20ft ISO containers not on flight-deck (up to 6 including flight deck), Clyde I have no info.