Monday, August 24, 2009

russian cruiser kara class pictures

The big anti-submarine ship on fighting service in Mediterranean sea, 1986

Kerch 08 May 2008 - Sevastopol;
the soviet navy build kara class cruiser to destroy US aircraft carriers and submarines.the kara class were build in the cold war
Nikolayev was transferred to the Ukraine after the fall of the USSR, and was scrapped in India in 1994. Petropavlovsk, Tashkent and Vladivostok were sold for scrap between 1994 - 1996. Ochakov went into reserve in the Pacific in the late 1990s. Kerch went into refit in the late 1990s, and is the only member of the class still nominally in commission, serving as flagship of the Black Sea Fleet.

Azov guided missile cruiser
was the trials ship for the new generation SA-N-6 vertical-launch SAM and its associated 'Top Dome' fire control radar. She remained in the Black Sea after one Shtorm and 'Headlight' fire control radar combination had been replaced by the new systems.

soviet Large Anti submarine cruiser "Kerch"; Flag - Russia;
Project 1134B 'Berkut', NATO Codename 'Kara' class;
Builder: 61 Kommunara SY 445, Nikolayev, USSR; Year: 1974;
Displacement: 8,825 tons full load;
Speed: 30 knots; Crew: 400;
Dimensions: 173.4 x 18.5 x 6.4 m;
Propulsion: 3 cruise gas turbines, 12,000 shp, 18 knots;
4 boost gas turbines, 80,000 shp; 30 knots;
Missiles: 2 x 4 URK-5/SS-N-14 Rastrub/Silex SSM/ASW missiles
2 Shtorm SAM system
2 Osa-M SAM systems
Guns: 2 x 2 76.2mm/59cal AK-726 DP
4 x 6 30 mm AK-630 AA
Aviation: Aft helicopter deck and hangar for 1 Ka-25/26/27 series helicopter


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