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Height (with mating skirt and 15º wedge): 3.5m
Height (without skirt):2.75m
Weight (with skirt and wedge fitted): 21.3 tonnes
Maximum operating depth: 457m (1500ft)
|Air Transport||Whole system is capable of being loaded onto large aircraft
for delivery to port of embarkation. One An 124 plus 2 or 3
C130; One C17 plus 6 C130 or 2 C17 are required.
NB system comprises Vehicle plus A Frame and numerous containerised offices, workshops and stores.
Pressure Hull: Glass reinforced plastic
Diver Lock out compartment: Steel
120v and 24v 504 AH at 5 hour rate.
Endurance highly dependent on battery usage
likely range: In excess of 12 hours
|Life Support:||Endurance 75 man days CO2 absorption material and Oxygen|
Nominally, the payload is stated at 680 kg.
Additional buoyancy can be carried externally
|Speed:||Maximum speed is 2.5 knots|
|Through water communications:||
Underwater telephones SUBCOM-10KHz (compatible with 2008 and 2056) and 27KHz
2056- Voice and pinger, 10KHz, 27KHz and 45KHz
Also pinger only, 27.5kHz
VHF Radio channels 15, 16, 33
UHF Radio channel 1 - 444.55 MHz
Channel 2 - 444.60MHz
Manipulator Slingsby TA 9 7-function master slave.
Claw 2-function ejectable claw with 12" and 21" diameter options.
'Secatuer' Cutter Capacity to cut 25mm diameter soft rope.
'Guillotine' Cutter Capacity to 50mm and 89mm wire rope
Disc cutter 305mm discs
Eight qualified people in support
One pilot and one Diver Lock Out Chamber operator when submerged
Can operate up to sea state 6 and/or gale force 7.
Surface visibility is not to be less than 1nm.
Mating can be achieved up to 10º heel on LR5 or at up to 60º bow up.
A skirt wedge is available to assist with mating
At internal pressure of one Bar LR5's cram capacity is sixteen rescuees. It was outfitted with a basic transfer under pressure (TUP) capability using a deck transfer lock, type "A" and Type "B" chambers.
Is all fully contained within two standard containers and includes battery charging, HP air and oxygen charging and workshop facilities.