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    saynow

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    caliber missile why named so ?

    Post  saynow on Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:31 am

    is it standard for all new missiles
    or some meaning else
    first time i heard about the name
    it is English word i know it i heard before
    but i couldnt get the meaning why russian named it so
    thank you
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    Re: Kalibr missile system

    Post  GarryB on Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:42 am

    AFAIK the name calibr is for the missile family whose export name is Klub.

    It is a land attack subsonic missile and a subsonic and subsonic/supersonic anti ship missile that evolved from the grannat nuclear armed cruise missile from the 1980s.

    It is not a standard name for all new missiles... the existing Onyx missile has the export model Yakhont, which was developed with India to create Brahmos. The replacement Zircon is also being worked on with India in an export version too.

    Note the domestic names relate to geological names... ie Granit, Amethist, Vulcan, etc etc.

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    Re: Kalibr missile system

    Post  hoom on Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:02 am

    In normal use Calibre = the diameter of a gun barrel.

    For the missile its a family name including multiple quite different missiles.

    Think of it like how US navy has Standard (Standard = military flag) as a family name for a bunch of SAMs.
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    Re: Kalibr missile system

    Post  George1 on Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:47 am

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    Re: Kalibr missile system

    Post  George1 on Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:46 am

    100 "Calibers": chronology of 3M14 combat launches



    https://navy-korabel.livejournal.com/174996.html

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    Re: Kalibr missile system

    Post  George1 on Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:27 pm

    Club (Kalibr)-K visuals by JSC Rosoboronexport. Note Project 21820 landing craft render - armed with 2x Club-K with 4 missiles each

    http://roe.ru/eng/catalog/naval-systems/klab-k/
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    Re: Kalibr missile system

    Post  Big_Gazza on Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:06 am

    Nice! A 21820 LCT clearly lacks endurance and open-ocean sea-worthiness, but extend the concept to RoRo container vessels and you have a nice "arsenal ship". No smarts and reliant on external C&C and targetting info, but provides a big boost to taskforce ordnance in operations such as wiping up terrorists in Syria. Use 'em up early and send the civvie home.



    It would be prudent to place an order for significant quantities of such containerised systems, and stockpile them at military ports as a rapid response contingency.
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    Re: Kalibr missile system

    Post  George1 on Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:19 pm

    Kalibr Cruise Missile loaded in torpedo tube of Improved Kilo submarine

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    Re: Kalibr missile system

    Post  JohninMK on Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:15 pm

    George1 wrote:Club (Kalibr)-K visuals by JSC Rosoboronexport. Note Project 21820 landing craft render - armed with 2x Club-K with 4 missiles each

    http://roe.ru/eng/catalog/naval-systems/klab-k/
    Love the phrase "transportation reticence" used to describe the components housed in standard marine containers. Whoever came up with that knew his English.
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    Re: Kalibr missile system

    Post  George1 on Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:50 pm

    Russian Navy takes delivery of 49 Kalibr cruise missiles

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