Recently Iran is sending navy ships on a goodwill voyage to the Atlantic Ocean and along the US coast. The vessels chosen are rather small for such a venture, so I volunteered preliminary design consultations on something more suitable.
Iranian naval history and philosophy, indigenous/legacy technology and the effects of embargoes make an interesting exercise when trying to put together a credible Iranian expeditionary cruiser design.
EDIT: specs changed to reflect latest image (not this one)
IRIN Moravid (CG)
Displacement: 16,000 tonnes
Length overall: 210 m
Draft: Clearance: 7.6m, displacement draft 5.3m
Beam: 30m at helideck, 23m at waterline
Crew 300 (50 Officers)
64x 3M54/YJ-18 Klub VLS Chinese pattern with multipack and S-300PMU with navalised 30N6E2 Aquisition radar
6x AK630 CIWS
3x HQ-7 Shahab Thaqeb (FM-80/Crotale) ADS launcher, 24 missiles, 2 fire directors
Crane and large central storage for special duties, Intermodal container x50 framespace x40 capacity
Torpedo decoy launcher (WASS-C310)
Soft kill chaff/flare decoy system
Satcom dish in central dome, EO/IR.
4x 9.6m RIB on davits
2x Harbin Z9 helicopters for AWACs/strike/ASW/C3, provision for SH-3
Bavar-2 WIG reconnaissance
2x Wartsila 16v38 11,600kw/15,555hp cruise diesels through shared gearbox
2x Zorya DN80/QC280 turbines 24MW/32,200hp
2 shafts fixed, total 90,000hp
8000 tonnes light oil or aviation fuel
Copyright - I find it difficult and annoying to carry prior credit over on drawings. My aim has been to remove residual copyright through the "transformative derivative" fair use path. At this point there should not be, but, if someone sees something they think is not transformed enough speak up and I'll rework it some more. While I have originally drawn from other ships most parts have obviously been rescaled and retouched, and ALL have been through colour degradation. At the moment the drawing is not up to shipbucket standard partly for this reason - WIP.
Regarding WIP, priority is to develop a top view, weights and internal studies, estimate speeds, engine fitting and stores, which is different from shipbucket's general direction. So WIP might be for a long time and other slightly off-topic drawings may turn up. Has anyone got a top view drawing of a Dauphin/Z9?
Edited details that changed (or were wrong - HJ-8 was interesting but - nope)