Friday, January 16, 2009

Kashin class destroyers Soviet Navy

line drawing of Kashin class destroyers type 61

The Soviet Navy Kashin class Project 61 guided missile destroyers ddg were built in the 1960s and early 1970s.during cold war era, Kashin class ships were often assigned to shadow large NATO units,As of 2007, one ship Smetlivy is in service with the Russian Navy Black Sea Fleet , and five modified ships are in service with the Indian Navy as Rajput class destroyers.

In the USSR they were officially classified as "guard ships" SKR then "large ASW ships" (BPK) or "large missile ships" (BRK), They were the first Soviet purpose-built anti-air warfare ships and the first to carry an ASW helicopter. They were also probably the first large ships in the world of that size to be powered by gas turbine engines

Displacement: 4390 tons full load
Length: 144 m
Beam: 15.8 m
Draught: 4.6 m
Propulsion: 2 shaft COGAG, 4 M8E gas turbines, 72,000 hp
Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h)
Range: 3,500 nautical miles at 18 knots
Complement: 266 to 320
Armament: 2 double barrelled 76 mm AK-726 naval gun
SAM: 2 twin launchers (NATO SA-N-1 Volna), navalised version of the Isayev S-125 (SA-3 Goa) system, 32 missiles
1×5 533 mm Torpedo Tubes
2 twelve barrel RBU-6000 ASW rocket launchers, 2 six barrel RBU-1000 ASW rocket launchers


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