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RJN 113 Spearhead T-EFP-1

Rhenania Junior

RJN 113 Spearhead T-EFP-1

$ 52.00 $ 65.00

New 1/1250 scale model of the US Navy expeditionary fast transport USNS Spearhead T-EFP-1 by Rhenania Junior (RJN 113).

Spearhead is the lead ship of the Spearhead-class. Seven ships of the class are in service, three are building, two more are on order.

The Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) is a United States Navy-led shipbuilding program to provide a platform intended to support users in the Department of the Navy and Department of the Army. The Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) program is a cooperative effort for a high-speed, shallow draft vessel intended for rapid intratheater transport of medium-sized cargo payloads. The EPF will reach speeds of 35–45 knots (65–83 km/h; 40–52 mph) and will allow for the rapid transit and deployment of conventional or special forces as well as equipment and supplies. The class was previously designated as Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV), but was changed to (EPF) in September 2015.

Name: USNS Spearhead
Operator: Military Sealift Command
Builder: Austal USA
Laid down: 22 July 2010
Launched: 12 September 2011
Christened: 17 September 2011
In service: 5 December 2012
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type:  Spearhead class expeditionary fast transport
Length: 103.0 m (337 ft 11 in)
Beam: 28.5 m (93 ft 6 in)
Draft: 3.83 m (12 ft 7 in)
Propulsion:
  • 4 × MTU 20V8000 M71L diesel engines
  • 4 × ZF 60000NR2H reduction gears
Speed: 43 knots (80 km/h; 49 mph)
Troops: 312
Crew: Capacity of 41, 22 in normal service
Aviation facilities: Landing pad for medium helicopter

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