The PC-60 is really a huge downgrade from the KCR-60. Maybe the PC-60 will not need anti-ship missiles during peace time, but also the maingun at the front is downgraded from 57 mm to 40 mm, the two M71/08 20 mm to 12,7 mm machineguns and even the maximum speed is decreased from 28 to 24 kts.Some Shipyards call this design PC-60 or OPV-60. It's basically KCR-60 design without SSM and tone down armament also in speed (28 knt in KRC-60 vs 24 knt in PC/OPV-60). It will be used by TNI-AL 1st fleet for Patrol duties mostly in Riau Islands - Malaca Strait.
|"The boat is armed with a 40mm Oto Melara naval gun, and two 12.7mm FN Herstal heavy machine guns."|
Does this means that the boats will get the Oto Melara DARDO twin 40 mm gun?
More photos from KRI R.E.Martadinata 331 during MILAN 2022.