The Navy’s 13 Cyclone-Class Patrol Boats Would Be the First to Fight Iran in a War

    Each packing two 25-millimeter cannons plus machine guns, grenade-launchers and two quadruple mounts for short-range Griffin anti-ship missiles, the Cyclones arguably are the most heavily-armed American warships relative to their size. If the United States and Iran go to war in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. Navy’s smallest warships could be the first to see combat. The Navy’s 13 Cyclone -class patrol boats — also known as “PCs” for “patrol, coastal” — each displace […]

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