Firebird wrote:The pics we've seen associated with the new destroyer look a lot like a larger version of the Gorshkov class frigate ie modern, but not "unconventional".
I notice the US Zummwalt and the ships like the Swedish Visby class corvette seem radically different.
Would a state of the art Leader class destroyer/cruiser look more like the Zummwalt or Visby?
Or is there a lot of unnecessary gimmickry in the design/styling of those two stealth ships
RUSSIA'S LEADER CLASS
This isn't a criticism of the Leader btw. I am sure that with its missile systems unparalleled anywhere in the World, it will set the standard for all rivals for the next couple of decades, atleast.
Just a query about the look of it, and how that might pertain to function.
Perhaps stealth is a bit overhyped by some rivals?
The Visby class is primarly not an ocean going warship, its custom made for operating along the Swedish coast and in the baltic. Its main advantage is stealth, and its concentrating on that.
For examaple the ship havent got AA missiles. Fast hit then hide behind an island, like old time torpedo boats.
The Zummmvalt i see as an prototype, maybe an expensive failure. If iam not wrong, main task is bombarding, gun support in landing operations.
The Leader is not to be a new "lada" test prototyp, but a top of the line Destroyer. Therefore it will be more of an evolution of Gorshkov i think, not a revolutionary new design.