Saturday, 30 November 2019

Seen at Kronstadt: The Project 1241 Tarantul-class corvette R-47

The Project 1241 Tarantul-class missile corvettes were built in large numbers and several variants from 1977 until the early 2000s. They have been operated by fifteen countries, and still remain in service with up to ten of them.

The class characteristics are:
  • Displacement: 540 tons
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 56.0m
    • Beam: 10.5m
    • Draught: 2.5m
  • Propulsion: 2 x 11,000 hp COGAG turbines plus 2 x 4,000 hp cruising engines driving 2 propellers
  • Speed: 42 knots
  • Range: 1650 nautical miles at 14 knots
  • Complement: 50
  • Armament: 4 x P-15 Termit/SS-N-2 Styx or 4 x P-270 Moskit/SS-N-22 Sunburn or 16 x Kh-35 Uran/SS-N-25 Switchblade anti-ship missiles; 1 x 76mm AK-176 dual purpose main gun; 2 x 6 30mm AK-630 multi-barrelled automatic cannons or 1 x CADS-N-1 Kashtan Close In Weapon System; she can also carry lightweight, hand-held anti-aircraft missiles

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