Slava class cruiser


Moskva
Soviet Union
Builders:61 Kommunara
Operators:

Preceding class:Kynda, Kirov
Ships in Class
Ships in class:4
Ships in active service:Moskva
Marshal Ustinov
Varyag
Ships fitting out:Ukrayina
Ships planned but not completed:Admiral Gorshkov
Oktyabr'skaya Ryevolyutsiya
General Characteristics
Displacement:11,490 tons
Length:186.4 m
Beam:20.8 m
Draught:8.4 m
Speed:32 knots
Range:7,500 miles
Armament:16 P-500 Bazalt (SS-N-12 Sandbox) anti-ship missiles
64 S-300PMU Favorit (SA-N-6 Grumble) long-range surface-to-air missiles
44 OSA-MA (SA-N-4 Gecko) SR SAM
1 twin AK-130 130mm/L70 dual purpose guns
6 AK-630 close-in weapons systems
2 RBU-6000 anti-submarine mortars
10 (2 quin) 533mm torpedo tubes
Armor:Splinter plating
Aircraft complement:1 helicopter
Aircraft facilities:


The Slava class cruiser, Soviet designation Project 1164 Atlant, is a large conventionally-powered warship, currently operated by Russia and Ukraine.

The design started in the late 1960s and was based around the SS-N-12 Bazalt missile, as a less expensive alternative to the Kirov class battlecruiser. There was a long delay in the programme, while the problems with this weapon were resolved. These ships acted as flagships for numerous task forces. All ships were built at the 61 Kommunar yard, in Mykolaiv, Ukraine (Nikolaev).

General characteristics

  • Displacement: 10,000 tonnes standard, 12,500 tonnes full load
  • Length: 187 m
  • Beam: 20.8 m
  • Draught: 7.5 m
  • Machinery: COGOG gas turbines, 125,000 hp
  • Speed: 34 knots
  • Range: 9,000 nm at 15 kn
  • Armament:
  • 16 × SS-N-12 Sandbox SSM,
  • 8 × SA-N-6 Grumble SAM (with SSM mode) VLS (64 missiles),
  • 2 × Improved SA-N-4 Gecko SR SAM (two twin-arm launchers) (44 missiles),
  • 2 × 9K331 Tor (SA-N-9 Gauntlet) SR SAM (two groups of 4 VLS, 64 missiles, in Admiral Lobov only),
  • 1 × 2 130 mm DP guns,
  • 6 × 30 mm AK-630 gatling guns (4× CADS-N-1 Kashtan in Varyag),
  • 2 × 5 553 mm torpedo tubes,
  • 1 Ka-25 or Ka-27 Helicopter
  • Complement: 600

Ships

  • Moskva, Москва, ("Moscow", ex-Slava, "Glory") hull number 121 — Laid down 1976, launched 1979, completed 1982, renamed in 1995. Based in the Black Sea Fleet. Had been refitting from 1990 to 2002.
  • Marshal Ustinov , Маршал Устинов , hull number 055 — Laid down 1978, launched in 1982, completed in 1986. In service with the Russian Navy, Northern Fleet.
  • Varyag , Варяг , ("Varangian", ex-Chervona Ukrayina, "Red Ukraine") hull number 011 — laid down 1979, launched 1983, completed 1989. In service with the Russian Pacific Fleet, listed as under reduced manning since 2002. Operating with a caretaker crew at reduced readiness since arrival with Russian Pacific Fleet in 1990.[1]
  • Ukrayina ("Ukraine", ex-Admiral Flota Lobov)—laid down 1984, launched 1990, slowly being completed for the Ukrainian Navy. Current status uncertain, but public data suggests the ship has reverted to Russian control and has re-assumed the name Admiral Lobov. Construction of the ship has resumed by both Ukraine and Russia recently, for sale to a potential buyer, most likely China or India.[2]
  • Admiral Gorshkov -was cancelled at the end of the Cold War.
  • Oktyabr'skaya Ryevolyutsiya ("October Revolution") -was cancelled at the end of the Cold War.

References

1. ^ Krasina/Slava class. GlobalSecurity.org. Retrieved on 2007-02-27.
2. ^ Russia, Ukraine to Sell Soviet Missile Cruiser. Kommersant. Retrieved on 2007-02-27.



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Soviet naval ship classes of the Cold War
Aircraft Carriers
Moskva | Orel |Kiev | Ulyanovsk | Kuznetsov
Battlecruisers
Stalingrad | Kirov
Cruisers
Sverdlov | Kynda | Kresta I | Kresta II | Kara | Slava
Destroyers
Skoryy | Neustrashimy | Kotlin | Kildin | Krupny/Kanin | Kashin | Sovremenny | Udaloy
Frigates
Kola | Riga | Petya | Mirka | Koni | Krivak | Neustrashimy
Corvettes
Pauk | Parchim | Nanuchka | Tarantul | Grisha
Mykolaiv
Миколаї?
Mykolayiv, view of Namyv microdistrict.

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Project 58 Missile cruisers, known to NATO as the Kynda class were the first Soviet missile cruisers and a considerable advance for the Soviet Navy. Their main role was anti-surface warfare using the SS-N-3b 'Shaddock' missile.
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Kirov class battlecruisers are some of the largest and most powerful surface warships of the Russian Navy and world. Originally built for the Soviet Navy, in Russia they are usually known by the designation Project 1144 Orlan (meaning Sea eagle).
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The RFS Marshal Ustinov , Маршал Устинов, is a Slava class cruiser of the Russian Navy.
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Anti-ship missiles are a missile designed for use against ships. Most anti-ship missiles are of the sea-skimming type and use a combination of inertial guidance and radar homing.
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surface-to-air missile (SAM) or ground-to-air missile (GAM) is a missile designed to be launched from the ground to destroy aircraft. It is a type of anti-aircraft system.

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dual purpose gun is a naval artillery mounting designed to engage both surface and air targets.

Description

Dual purpose guns are designed as a compromise between the heavy main armament of a surface combatant and dedicated anti-aircraft guns.
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AK-630 is a Russian fully automatic naval six-barreled 30 mm Gatling gun. It is mounted in an enclosed automatic turret and directed by radar and television detection and tracking.
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A Close-in weapon system (CIWS) is a naval shipboard weapon system for detecting and destroying incoming anti-ship missiles and enemy aircraft at short range (the threat(s) having penetrated the ship's available outer defences).
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Anti-submarine mortars are artillery pieces deployed on ships for the purpose of sinking submarines by a direct hit with a small explosive charge. They are often larger versions of the mortar used by infantry and fire a projectile in relatively the same manner.
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The torpedo, historically called a locomotive torpedo, is a self-propelled explosive projectile weapon, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater toward a target, and designed to detonate on contact or in proximity to a target.
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Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (abbreviated USSR, Russian: ; tr.
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Anthem
Hymn of the Russian Federation


Capital
(and largest city) Moscow

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Anthem
Ще не вмерла України ні слава, ні воля  
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Kirov class battlecruisers are some of the largest and most powerful surface warships of the Russian Navy and world. Originally built for the Soviet Navy, in Russia they are usually known by the designation Project 1144 Orlan (meaning Sea eagle).
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Mykolaiv
Миколаї?
Mykolayiv, view of Namyv microdistrict.

Coat of arms
Location
Map of Ukraine with Mykolaiv highlighted.
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gas turbine extracts energy from a flow of hot gas produced by combustion of gas or fuel oil in a stream of compressed air. It has an upstream air compressor (radial or axial flow) mechanically coupled to a downstream turbine and a combustion chamber in between.
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S-300 is a series of Russian long range surface-to-air missile systems by the Almaz Scientific Industrial Corporation all based on the initial S-300P version. It was developed as a system against aircraft and cruise missiles for the Soviet Anti-Air Defence branch of the military,
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VLS may refer to:
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  • Vertical Launching System
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  • The language code for West-Vlaams

See also

  • VLS-1, the Brazilian Space Agency satellite launcher

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9K33 Osa (Russian: Оса; English: wasp) is a highly mobile, low-altitude, short-range tactical surface-to-air missile system. "9K33" is its GRAU designation.
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Tor Missile System (Russian: "Тор"; English: torus [1]
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AK-630 is a Russian fully automatic naval six-barreled 30 mm Gatling gun. It is mounted in an enclosed automatic turret and directed by radar and television detection and tracking.
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The torpedo, historically called a locomotive torpedo, is a self-propelled explosive projectile weapon, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater toward a target, and designed to detonate on contact or in proximity to a target.
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Kamov Ka-25 (NATO reporting name Hormone) is a Russian naval helicopter, designed by Nikolai Il'yich Kamov or V.A. Glushenkov.

Design and development

Ka-25 first flew in 1961. It was produced by the Kamov company.
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Type ASW helicopter
Manufacturer Kamov
Maiden flight December, 1974
Primary user Soviet Navy

The Kamov Ka-27 (NATO reporting name 'Helix
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The Black Sea Fleet (Russian: Черноморский Флот, Ukrainian:
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The RFS Marshal Ustinov , Маршал Устинов, is a Slava class cruiser of the Russian Navy.
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"Northern Fleet" may refer to:
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