This file represents the Absalom Class support Ship of the Royal Danish Navy, an innovative design that allows a multipurpose command and support ship with the firepower of a frigate.
The Absalon class are support ships of the Royal Danish Navy, commissioned in 2005. The two ships in the class may be described as an hybrid between a Frigate and military transport ship with multi role capabilities, with the capacity for being transformed from a combat ship with the firepower of a traditional frigate to a hospital ship within a day
The class is based on a frigate-like design, but built with an internal multipurpose deck (flex deck) and a stern vehicle ramp. The ships can serve as command platforms for a staff of 75 persons (naval or joint staff) with a containerized command and control centre, transport and base of operations for a company-sized landing force of some 200 men with vehicles. Alternatively, the flex deck can be used for mine-laying operations with a capacity of some 300 mines, or be fitted out for mine-clearing operations and launch and recover mine detecting and clearing equipment via a retractable gantry crane, adjacent to the stern vehicle ramp, which also is used for launching and recovering the fast landing craft. Furthermore the flex deck can support a containerized hospital or simply transport a number of ISO standard containers or some 55 vehicles including, up to 7 MBTs. The ships can carry two LCPs (Storebro SB90E), two rigid hull inflatable boats and two EH101 helicopters.
The standard weapons of the Absalon class can be supplemented through the use of StanFlex mission modules. A special weapons deck (nicknamed the 'Bathtub') is designed with five StanFlex module slots. Because of the Bathtub's position, only missile-firing weapons modules can be installed
Both ship have seen action in counter-piracy operations in the Horn of Africa, as part of the international effort to fight the piracy in the region, one of the most active maritime routes of the world.
This version includes a new sound for the Millenium CIWS, so you need to add this lines in the SOUNDLIST.INI file, located in the Flight folder
Under the [soundList] section add
where XXX is the next number in your list. Go to the botton of the file and add these lines at the end.
Model: WhiteBoySamurai, angelp
Skins and textures: WhiteBoySamurai
Ini files: WhiteBoySamurai, angelp