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In pictures: Visby corvette
The Visby at sea
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The Visby, seen here during trials in the Baltic, has a top speed of 35 knots
Visby cross section
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The Visby is designed to accommodate a helicopter
The Visby
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The Visby, seen here in dry dock in Kockums' yard in Karlskrona, comes into service in January
The Visby at sea
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The Visby's designers admit it looks like a "lunchbox"
The Visby
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The Visby, the pride of the Swedish Navy, will seek out enemy submarines in the Baltic
The Visby
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The Visby corvettes are built almost entirely out of carbon fibre
The Visby
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The Visby is so designed as to maintain a low "radar signature"




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