Wednesday, January 21, 2009
profile line drawing of rfs peter the great
The Heavy Missile Cruise Ship, peter the great Project 1144.2 was is the fourth Kirov class nuclear powered battlecruiser of the Russian Navy, originally named Yuri Andropov. It is the flagship of the Northern Fleet.
The ship is armed with the Granit (Nato designation SS-N-19 Shipwreck) long-range anti-ship missile system.
and S-300F Air Defence Missile with twelve launchers and 96 vertical launch air defence missiles. The Kirov Class provides the capability to engage large surface ships and to defend the fleet against air and submarine attack.
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