Is this how they insult the U.S.?
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IPS-16 “ Peykaap-II ” Fast Attack Torpedo Craft
Quantity in Service: 10
Displacement: 13.75 tons
Dimensions: L 16.3m, W 3.75m, Dr 0.67m H 1.93m
Powerplant: 2 x 1200hp
Armament: 2 x 324mm (12.75”) torpedo tubes, small-arms
Delivered from North Korea though often claimed as indigenous, the Paykaap is easily perceived as the little brother to the Tir class (see above) because it has similar origin and overall characteristics but is smaller and lighter armed.
It appears to have stealth characteristics although little attention has been paid to the IR spectrum. The torpedo tubes are mounted on either side of the cabin in a stealthy fairing. The slight bulge on top of the torpedo tubes is probably the compressed air cylinder used to eject the torpedo from the tube, and its position makes it very possible that the torpedo tubes are exactly the same as those on the Taedong-B (illustrated above).
The small size, high speed and low radar signature make this type a potent adversary, but it lacks any meaningful self-defence weaponry should an enemy attempt to engage it. Its lightweight torpedoes are probably inadequate to sink most warships.
* Much less emphasis on stealth - numerous small hatches and hand rails relative to Peykaap-I. Rear missile assemblies and new mast much less stealthy.
Slight changes to hull lines visible below torpedo tubes
Redesigned (simplified?) torpedo assemblies
stern with platforms for two C-701 (Kowsar) short range anti-ship missiles
IAMI Saeqeh @ Saegheh (Thunderbolt)
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