And they looked from Sim to Real Life and Couldn’t tell the Difference

Check out the bridge of the new Paolo Thaon di Revel-class multipurpose offshore ships (Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura, PPA) built by Fincantieri for the Italian Navy, which is currently undergoing trials and qualifications. 

The 16 planned Revels are set to replace four Soldati-class light patrol frigates and eight Minerva-class corvettes. They will clock in at 6,270 tons full load, run 469-feet overall, are designed to make 31.6 knots on a CODAG plant. The crew is 170ish, slightly less than an FFG-7 from back in the day.

It should also be pointed out that, in its heavy version, the PPAs will be pretty heavily armed, at least in comparison to American frigates, with a 5″/64 main Vulcano gun, a 76mm/62 Strales gun, 16 CAMM-ER missiles, 8 Otomat strike missiles, a pair of remote-controlled 25mm stabilized deck guns, ASW torpedo tubes, and two SH90-sized helicopters in a double hangar.

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