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    Re: Project 21631: Buyan-M corvette

    Post  GarryB on Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:24 am

    The red paint is a traditional paint used on Soviet and Russian vessels and it has a non slip component to it to make standing on the deck easier and safer.

    It also has a visibility aspect too as a lighter colour reflects light better so you can see better where you are putting your feet in adverse conditions.

    I rather suspect if there is a new grey paint that it has non slip properties as well.


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    Re: Project 21631: Buyan-M corvette

    Post  TheArmenian on Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:57 pm

    A new Project 21631 BUYAN-M class missile ship will be laid down at Zelenodolsk on the 24th of April.

    http://www.zdship.ru/press-center/news-events/2290/

    This will be the 10th ship of the class.
    The name will be "GRAD".
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    Re: Project 21631: Buyan-M corvette

    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:21 pm

    TheArmenian wrote:A new Project 21631 BUYAN-M class missile ship will be laid down at Zelenodolsk on the 24th of April.

    http://www.zdship.ru/press-center/news-events/2290/

    This will be the 10th ship of the class.
    The name will be "GRAD".

    Grad is ''hale'' in Russian (among others). This is new trend, so far they have been naming them after cities and towns.

    Then again they stopped naming Karakurts after meteorological terms and switched to adjectives for the newest one.

    So it looks like Zelenodolsk will be sticking with Buyan class. Makes sense if they solved engine issues. They are more than good enough for Black Sea, Caspian and Baltic fleets.
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    Re: Project 21631: Buyan-M corvette

    Post  TheArmenian on Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:09 am

    And as expected:

    Missile ship GRAD has been laid down today at Zelenodolsk....with possible NAVAL PANTSIR.

    http://www.tatar-inform.ru/news/2017/04/24/550008/


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    Re: Project 21631: Buyan-M corvette

    Post  chicken on Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:45 pm

    TheArmenian wrote:And as expected:

    Missile ship GRAD has been laid down today at Zelenodolsk....with possible NAVAL PANTSIR.

    http://www.tatar-inform.ru/news/2017/04/24/550008/


    No main gun?

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    Re: Project 21631: Buyan-M corvette

    Post  ult on Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:08 pm

    chicken wrote:
    No main gun?

    Just not pictured for some reason. The previous plate didn't have it either. Maybe they'll replace it with a new АК-176МА.



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    Re: Project 21631: Buyan-M corvette

    Post  ult on Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:14 pm

    6th ship, Vyshniy Volochek:



    7th, Orekhovo-Zuyevo:



    8th, Ingushetiya:


    22160 behind them:

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    Re: Project 21631: Buyan-M corvette

    Post  medo on Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:24 pm

    ult wrote:6th ship, Vyshniy Volochek:



    7th, Orekhovo-Zuyevo:



    8th, Ingushetiya:


    22160 behind them:


    Behind Buyan-M ships is also 22160 class ship, which is painted and have the main gun installed. It looks like it is ready to be launched.
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    Re: Project 21631: Buyan-M corvette

    Post  hoom on Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:48 am

    with possible NAVAL PANTSIR.
    I think just the radar post

    Kinda odd they don't put the weapons on the plate but it looks like maybe a manual drawing/etching rather than the laser cut style seen on some other ships so perhaps not too surprising to have a simplified profile?

    The 22160 was supposed to be launching in March.

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    Re: Project 21631: Buyan-M corvette

    Post  ult on Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:34 pm

    Bigger picture.

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    Re: Project 21631: Buyan-M corvette

    Post  PapaDragon on Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:36 pm


    Visniy Volochek being moved to Azov:




    https://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/96155/
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    Re: Project 21631: Buyan-M corvette

    Post  hoom on Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:48 pm

    Interesting that the mast/radar is on in the earlier pic at Zenelodolsk

    So maybe that is actually fairly easily dismounted after-all? Suspect (and therefore the possibility of regular relocation via the river/canal system Very Happy )
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    Re: Project 21631: Buyan-M corvette

    Post  TheArmenian on Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:28 pm

    The Vishny Volchek is now in Novorossisk to complete the state trails before acceptance into service.
    Apparently, it will be assigned to the Black Sea Fleet.
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    Re: Project 21631: Buyan-M corvette

    Post  SeigSoloyvov on Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:01 am

    TheArmenian wrote:The Vishny Volchek is now in Novorossisk to complete the state trails before acceptance into service.
    Apparently, it will be assigned to the Black Sea Fleet.

    So will the Orekhovo-Zuevo, Ingushetia and the Graivoron. Aka the next three Buyan ships.

    No word yet on where the next three are going but honestly I'd assume either the Baltic fleet or the black sea fleet.

    Buyan's don't belong in the Pacific or Nothern Fleets.
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    Re: Project 21631: Buyan-M corvette

    Post  PapaDragon on Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:07 am

    SeigSoloyvov wrote:
    TheArmenian wrote:The Vishny Volchek is now in Novorossisk to complete the state trails before acceptance into service.
    Apparently, it will be assigned to the Black Sea Fleet.

    So will the Orekhovo-Zuevo, Ingushetia and the Graivoron. Aka the next three Buyan ships.

    No word yet on where the next three are going but honestly I'd assume either the Baltic fleet or the black sea fleet.

    Buyan's don't belong in the Pacific or Nothern Fleets.

    I'm surprised that they transferred two of them to Baltic Fleet, not exactly their usual environment.

    They probably wanted to give Baltic Fleet something fresh to ride around. I can't see them sticking around too long up there, especially once Karakurts start arriving.

    Tartus has plenty of space now so they might be heading south down the road.
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    Re: Project 21631: Buyan-M corvette

    Post  medo on Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:42 am

    I think those two Buyans in Baltic will return to Black Sea, when Baltic fleet receive their Karakurts. For the last three of them I think they will go to Caspian fleet as it was planed before to increase Caspian LACM capabilities. After all, cruise missiles from Caspian sea reach very deep in Asian continent.

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    Project 21630: Buyan-class corvette

    Post  T-47 on Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:13 pm

    There is no thread for Project 21630: Buyan-class corvette I guess. So I'm asking it here.

    Is there any plan to build further Buyan ships? Those are some cute tiny little devils with 40 Grad rockets. Pretty effective within its range and fire support during amphibious landing. I think the payload can be increased from 40 to 60-80 Grads. With the elimination of 100mm main gun, it can be replaced with 57mm single or twin barreled gun. Or maybe even just an AK-630! Because the main fire support will come from Grads. Also these are shallow draft ships so it can go to rivers with ease. USC could offer it for export as well.
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    Re: Project 21631: Buyan-M corvette

    Post  franco on Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:35 pm

    medo wrote:I think those two Buyans in Baltic will return to Black Sea, when Baltic fleet receive their Karakurts. For the last three of them I think they will go to Caspian fleet as it was planed before to increase Caspian LACM capabilities. After all, cruise missiles from Caspian sea reach very deep in Asian continent.

    Hard to say. It does appear there will only be 9 of them not 12 as some had reported. Perhaps 3 each, time will tell but in my opinion the Baltic needs some Kalibar launchers. And the 22800 from construction sites appears to be 8 for the Black Sea / Caspian, 4 for the Baltic and 6 for the Pacific.

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    Re: Project 21631: Buyan-M corvette

    Post  ult on Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:53 am

    franco wrote:
    Hard to say. It does appear there will only be 9 of them not 12 as some had reported.

    There are already 10. Grad has been laid down and is under construction.



    And they were purchased in a batch of 3. The contract has been signed. They definitely will be completed.
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    Re: Project 21631: Buyan-M corvette

    Post  hoom on Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:18 am

    Is there any plan to build further Buyan ships?
    Not likely.
    The Grad armament is kinda cool but very much a quirky situational weapon.
    Buyan-M with its UKSK has a much broader applicability.
    If anything I'd have thought there is a possibility of selling the Buyans & fill in the Caspian flotilla to 6* -Ms.

    I wonder if they'll gradually concentrate the -Ms to the Caspian to maximise the potential strategic throw-weight there as other UKSK ships come online.
    Might need to limit numbers if the other Caspian countries aren't too keen though.
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    Re: Project 21631: Buyan-M corvette

    Post  Isos on Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:00 pm

    hoom wrote:
    Is there any plan to build further Buyan ships?
    Not likely.
    The Grad armament is kinda cool but very much a quirky situational weapon.
    Buyan-M with its UKSK has a much broader applicability.
    If anything I'd have thought there is a possibility of selling the Buyans & fill in the Caspian flotilla to 6* -Ms.

    I wonder if they'll gradually concentrate the -Ms to the Caspian to maximise the potential strategic throw-weight there as other UKSK ships come online.
    Might need to limit numbers if the other Caspian countries aren't too keen though.

    Buyan are river boat. Grad is what they need. Buyan m have a different role.

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