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    Post  SeigSoloyvov on Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:06 pm

    Isos wrote:
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    Isos wrote:Karakurt are however nice ships if they manage to put pantsir on it. You can't really make a small ship multi role that's why I proposed different sub classes for anti ship, anti air and ASW.

    Karakurts and Buyan-M are amazing little boats, but for such assets to matter, they need to operate harmoniously with larger ASW and AAW assets. Otherwise such boats are in great peril. The three Grigorovich class and the single Slava in the BS fleet can somewhat plug that hole, but more needs to be done.

    Well if you want a strong navy you need to choose one class of frigates or destroyer and build lot of them not just 2 or 4 per class. Arleigh Burkes are not the best ships on the orld but when you have 70 of them you can do a lot. Kirov and slava are amazing but they have 4 of them and Nothing else to really support them.

    It's time to build lot of gorshkov or even grigorovich or project 21956. That doesn't matter just build them.

    Slava's are long past their prime so unless those things start getting some VLS they are in trouble the Russian navy would love to get rid of them but cannot since nothing new is on the horizon, the Soviets themselves never intended for the Slava to be active after all this time.

    And it depends on which block of AG's you are even talking about AG's are among the best ships period sure they aren't the best in the world but no ship is the best in the world nothing like that exists.

    There is nothing wrong with building frigates and DD's but you are right they need to start building alot of 5k plus ships now, corvettes no matter how well armed in the end are just corvettes
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    Post  PapaDragon on Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:46 pm

    GunshipDemocracy wrote:
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    GunshipDemocracy wrote:I still dream about more anti sub stuff on 22800 though Smile
    Well you can start by giving it a Sonar then, so it can actually see the subs. But as it is it's packed to the gills already (same as the Buyan-M) - don't bother.
    These are missile boats. Leave them be.
    Russia does have multirole ships in this size range that are suited for ASW operations; the Project 22160 for example.. not to mention the larger 20380/20385 vessels.

    Actually on 800t ship you can put all this stuff

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuo_Chiang-class_corvette

    22160 has no ASW stuff yet. Id be happy if she has full corvette's  equipment. ASW, ASchM, AAD maybe drone/light helo  helipad?

    Tiny gun, tiny missiles, tiny endurance, tiny range and no helicopter (pad is just for resupply)

    22160 is patrol ship, it's job is to take the irrelevant workload off proper warships

    As for ASW that's what 20380/20385/20386 are for

    You could do more with Karakurt but only if you enlarge it, no going around it
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    Post  Peŕrier on Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:50 pm

    KiloGolf wrote:
    Peŕrier wrote:Still nothing was wrong with the general concept, and if there is something that was wrong in the past, and will always prove to be wrong, is any credit given to the 'jeune ecole" Philosophy, i.e. the hope a large bunch of small and simple ships could put a fight against a few, large and fully equipped ships

    What went wrong for them was their idea not to integrate Shtil to all > 3,500 t frigates/destroyers. Udaloy lacks that very missile capability and yet it doesn't have the horrendous boilers of the Sov class. Either way both classes are severely lacking somewhere.

    In any case the Russian Navy command appreciated so much the Udaloy, that they scrapped the last two vessels of the class while in construction during the 90s.
    Yes about an effective SHORAD system, they were wrong not having implemented it onboard of destroyers (i.e, "large ASW ship" and similar per soviet
    and russian definition), and they were wrong not having implemented at least a token antiship capability in the Udaloys.

    The second mistake actually being amended with the so called "Udaloy II".

    Nobody is perfect, and most leading navies have done and will do similar mistakes.

    About value given to Udaloys, they scrapped two vessels amid the 90's economical and political turmoils, but charged them in the 2000s with almost all of long range missions, a testament to what value, from the 2000s up to now, Russian Navy gives to them.

    Maybe RN changed its mind over time, still Udaloys proved to be fine and dependable ships.

    If somebody prefers to send a Buyan 1K miles away from her homeport for whatever mission, he is in its own right.

    But sending an Udaloy could prove itself a better choice, maybe?

    About the Russian Navy being aimed to fight in home waters only, that could be the case.

    But in the last 40 years most of all naval ships in the world didn't fight a single naval battle, while in the same time they performed hundreds if not thousands of other missions, often very far from their bases.

    Just looking at the long voyage the two 20380s are performing in these very days, it could be questioned the lack of need for large and long endurance ships within Russian Navy and Russian diplomacy.
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    Post  PapaDragon on Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:58 pm


    Speaking of universal launcher for anti-sea/air/land missiles, look what I just found:

    Russia's UKSK VLS to be Replaced with Upgraded UKSK-M Systems

    https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2017/november-2017-navy-naval-forces-defense-industry-technology-maritime-security-global-news/5738-russia-s-uksk-vls-to-be-replaced-with-upgraded-uksk-m-systems.html
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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:03 am

    PapaDragon wrote:
    Speaking of universal launcher for anti-sea/air/land missiles, look what I just found:

    Russia's UKSK VLS to be Replaced with Upgraded UKSK-M Systems

    https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2017/november-2017-navy-naval-forces-defense-industry-technology-maritime-security-global-news/5738-russia-s-uksk-vls-to-be-replaced-with-upgraded-uksk-m-systems.html

    That woud be interesting if sort range Redut, S-400/S-300 missiles and Buk ones will fit there...alternatively this will be death for Shtil-1 launchers
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    Post  GarryB on Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:43 am

    You didn't get it. I don't say its a weak ship, I just think that a anti air version deployed near the shores could a great job to stop cruose missile which are the first weapons used in a war and every country will have larger and larger stockes of them in the future.

    Compared with the price of a small ship you could have bought an S-350 battery that could offer rather better performance with rather more ready to fire missiles and remain on station with no other potential jobs it could be doing, while a corvette would be and expensive waste just sitting a few kms off the coast waiting for cruise missiles to fly past.

    Like I said you would be better off having a communications channel between the navy and the other branches of the Russian military where a corvette performing other duties might detect a few cruise missiles can pass that information on to the Russian Air Force and the Aerospace defence force as early warning tools.

    As I mentioned the best way to coordinate a defence is with early warning and the combination of aircraft and ground based assets...

    Ships have generally got other tasks they are involved with.

    Aerospace defence works on the ground and their radars are limited by the environment.

    The ADF includes ground based SAMs and radars but also very long range radars and satellite based sensors as well as aircraft at airfields... the A-50U and A-100s work with the ADF and Flankers and Foxhounds...

    Not just Tor but also shtill. Yes it is their role.

    TOR and Shtil are Army weapons.... not used by the ADF or Air Force.

    The role of the SAMs on a ship are to defend the ship and the ships that ship operates with.

    I didn't meant to stop using karakurt. Its a cheap corvette so you can have both versions. The karakurt with uksk can attack the ships that fired them but a line of defence of 20 anti air versions will enable you shot lot of missile.

    Having only one type of vessel makes the most sense economically and having specialised versions is the opposite of what they are trying to do...

    Mig 31 and su 35 won t stop a massive attack of 200 cruise missile by their own. It s just impossible. Aerospace def will also use tor and buk to destroy them but in an environment where the cruise missile have much more chances to go through...

    Of course they could... that is what they are designed to do...

    That is why they have the big powerful radars that can track and engage lots of targets at one time.. a group of 4 Foxhounds should be able to take on at least 20 cruise missiles, with 16 R-33s and 16 R-73s or R-77s. A single group of 4 Su-35s should be able to engage more than 30 at medium range.

    They will launch more than 8 planes against a 200 missile strike... one A-50U could manage the defence directing all fighters in the area to intercept and alerting ground based SAMs as they approach for the best chance of interception.

    Shtil is not a bad system but I think S-350/Redut make rather more sense in a more effective and compact system... once it is fully working... especially if it includes a short range IIR guided lock on after launch missile called Morfei that we used to hear about occasionally...
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    Post  Isos on Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:09 pm

    I agree the price would be a little high but the price of the S-350 will be high too. S-400 is almost 500 millions (price of a big frigate).

    You can make the corvette cheaper by taking of the guns and the armour by building it to civilian standards.

    Of course they could... that is what they are designed to do...

    That is why they have the big powerful radars that can track and engage lots of targets at one time.. a group of 4 Foxhounds should be able to take on at least 20 cruise missiles, with 16 R-33s and 16 R-73s or R-77s. A single group of 4 Su-35s should be able to engage more than 30 at medium range.

    They will launch more than 8 planes against a 200 missile strike... one A-50U could manage the defence directing all fighters in the area to intercept and alerting ground based SAMs as they approach for the best chance of interception.

    Shtil is not a bad system but I think S-350/Redut make rather more sense in a more effective and compact system... once it is fully working... especially if it includes a short range IIR guided lock on after launch missile called Morfei that we used to hear about occasionally...

    In therory they could. In reality 200 missiles will be flying to their targets and you will have to refuel and rearm all of your fighter before lunching them. Then they have to detect the missiles and shot all of them (they won't be flying togather you will have to look for each one).

    While with 20 corvettes, you can make a line where every flying target will must go through and your radars which are more powerfull than fighter radars will detect all of them. Like I said you can keep S-300/400 onthe coast for f-35/ but for cruise missile cheap Tor and Shtill are enough.

    If you let the enemy go in your backyard hoping that you will shoot him down when he is there is non-sense.
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    Post  Peŕrier on Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:49 pm

    Isos wrote:
    While with 20 corvettes, you can make a line where every flying target will must go through and your radars which are more powerfull than fighter radars will detect all of them. Like I said you can keep S-300/400 onthe coast for f-35/ but for cruise missile cheap Tor and Shtill are enough.

    If you let the enemy go in your backyard hoping that you will shoot him down when he is there is non-sense.

    There are several problems with such approach.

    First, in the best case, any shipborne sensor would not see anything flying low at more than 40 Km.

    That assuming the ship has a Mast high enough, otherwise max detection range would decrease according to the relative radar horizon.

    Second, having 20 corvettes deployed would mean having another 30 or more in inventories, so costs would become huge anyway even if the single ship is quite cheap.

    Third, for such ships to effectively at as forward AAW defense they would have to be integrated in a more comprehensive naval force, otherwise an enemy could just take down some of them selectively at start of hostilities, opening gaps in that forward line of defense.

    Personally, I see such ships really useful to improve local area defense around key infrastructures like harbours, naval bases and any other high value target located on the seaside or very close to the sea.

    But for a wide area defense, ground based SAMs and radar, A-50/100s and interceptors are likely the best if not only viable approach.

    In case a need to bolster defenses in remote areas would arise, some serious ship, able to deploy Ka-31s and maybe UAVs would be a better choice, think of them as highly mobile and self-sustaining AAW infrastructures, with SAMs, ground (shipborne) and aerial sensors, and autonomous defense capabilities against any possible threat coming from air, surface or under the surface.
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    Post  GarryB on Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:54 am

    I agree the price would be a little high but the price of the S-350 will be high too. S-400 is almost 500 millions (price of a big frigate).

    S-350 batteries would be less obvious and could stretch across the entire border... not just areas where there is water...

    And you could move them around your territory as needed.

    You can make the corvette cheaper by taking of the guns and the armour by building it to civilian standards.

    You can make it cheaper by making it useless for anything but SAM picket, but why waste money on a ship that sits and waits for someone to attack Russia with lots of cruise missiles?

    If they were fitted only with SAMs then a torpedo to sink them all just before NATO launches its cruise missile attack is probably what I would do and all that time and money is wasted.

    In reality 200 missiles will be flying to their targets and you will have to refuel and rearm all of your fighter before lunching them.

    NATO forces are watched 24/7... if they started moving cruise missile platforms close to Russia the Russians would likely notice.

    There are ADF aircraft sitting ready armed and fuelled in case they are needed ready to take off... that is what the old PVO did.

    The new ADF will be doing the same with long range radars looking for low flying threats...

    Then they have to detect the missiles and shot all of them (they won't be flying togather you will have to look for each one).

    Unless they use 200 separate platforms to launch the 200 missiles they wont actually be that far apart. They wont just fly directly to their targets either, which means they will route them the way they think will allow the most of them to get to their targets unseen, which will channel their flight paths considerably. Firing one and then firing one a half hour later would not be very effective... most targets will need several missiles to get any chance of a hit so these 200 missiles will all be on the move at the same time and most will be going to targets other missiles are attacking too.

    As I said before a single group of 4 MiG-31s will each have 4 x R-33s and likely 4 R-73s all of which would be very effective against low flying cruise missiles and if attacked by 200 missiles it is more likely they will send 50 MiG-31s and not 4...

    The likely targets those cruise missiles are flying towards will likely have their own ground based air defence forces too, and the sheer number of major SAM platforms in Russia means the odds of flying near one is very very high.

    The time needed to get an AWACS aircraft airborne and light up all the aircraft and launch AF aircraft... I think you will find 200 cruise missiles is not nearly enough.


    While with 20 corvettes, you can make a line where every flying target will must go through and your radars which are more powerfull than fighter radars will detect all of them. Like I said you can keep S-300/400 onthe coast for f-35/ but for cruise missile cheap Tor and Shtill are enough.

    For cruise missiles even Igla-S is enough...

    If you let the enemy go in your backyard hoping that you will shoot him down when he is there is non-sense.

    Building 20 dedicated SAM picket corvettes to defend the very few cruise missiles that might actually come via a sea border is a bit silly.

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    Post  Isos on Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:11 am

    Again I disagree. Cruise missiles are proliferating. Ohio class can come close to your shore and lunch volleys of them and you won't notice when they move those missiles.

    Again ground based radar are limited by their environment and the radar horizon. On the see you have much more chances to see them than on the ground.

    Igla has a small range.

    Normal karakurts have nothing against subs also so you can destroy them also with torpedos ... those ship will have to work in a network and must be protected by other frigates because if not they will be easy targets for aviation or sub or antiship missiles.
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    Post  Azi on Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:50 pm

    Karakurt corvette have a displacement of around 800 t. They are really small ships! Despite being so small, they are really overpowered. Take a look at similar western corvettes...the displacement begins from 1200 t, under this value you find hardly a capable ship.

    For their displacements Karakurts are great! Against air threats and subs something bigger is needed, frigate or destroyer, not a corvette. But with their missiles they are a really threat for other ships or land targets.
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    Post  Peŕrier on Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:35 pm

    Converted Ohios are only four, and even if they are almost certainly pure conventional cruise's platforms, sending a former SSBN close to the shores of another nuclear power is not without risks of nuclear escalation even before they lauch a single, conventionally tipped cruise missile.

    Anybody could imagine what could happen if just the other nuclear power suspects only that an opponent SSBN is approaching its coastline.

    The risk such a move could be aimed to launch SLBMs as close as possible to their intended targets  reducing time of flight would mean putting strategic forces on the highest level of alert.

    If somebody is willing to take such a dangerous approach, it's more than likely that will launch a nuclear attack at the very same time he launches conventional cruise missiles.

    Anyway, shipborne radars are limited to <40 km detection range against low flying targets, so any number of cheap corvettes, with small displacement and in turn lower mast and shorter radar horizon, wouldn't be able to plug any gap.

    The main weapon against cruise missiles are AWACS, and naval assets would be useful only if able to deploy AEW platforms like Ka-31 and having long range ARH SAM able to get mid course targeting data from the AEW until the SAM's own sensor can lock on the target.
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    Post  Peŕrier on Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:43 pm

    Azi wrote:Karakurt corvette have a displacement of around 800 t. They are really small ships! Despite being so small, they are really overpowered. Take a look at similar western corvettes...the displacement begins from 1200 t, under this value you find hardly a capable ship.

    For their displacements Karakurts are great! Against air threats and subs something bigger is needed, frigate or destroyer, not a corvette. But with their missiles they are a really threat for other ships or land targets.

    Actually, Karakurt are in line with most of the world's corvettes in the ratio weapon/displacement.

    They have no hangar and no helicopter support facilities, no ASW weapons and sensors, almost no AAW weapons.

    They are mostly FAC, with cruise missiles taking the place of ASh missiles.
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    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:09 pm

    Peŕrier wrote:...............

    Actually, Karakurt are in line with most of the world's corvettes in the ratio weapon/displacement.

    They have no hangar and no helicopter support facilities, no ASW weapons and sensors, almost no AAW weapons.

    They are mostly FAC, with cruise missiles taking the place of ASh missiles.

    Karakurts ARE NOT corvettes and never will be. They don't have ASW and AAW sensors and weapons because they ARE NOT corvettes.

    They are MISSILE SHIPS.

    Corvettes in Russian Navy start with Steregushi class and above.
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    Post  Peŕrier on Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:09 pm

    I agree. As a matter of fact, on the same post I added that a Karakurt is mainly a FAC (missile boat), not a corvette.

    The reasoning about weapon/displacement was because some forumers made a comparison to other kind of vessels,stating that Karakurt are armed to the teeth.

    Well, they are not, they simply have the displacement required to embark UKSK and related systems.
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    Post  Big_Gazza on Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:47 am

    PapaDragon wrote:Karakurts ARE NOT corvettes and never will be. They don't have ASW and AAW sensors and weapons because they ARE NOT corvettes.

    They are MISSILE SHIPS.

    Corvettes in Russian Navy start with Steregushi class and above.

    Easiest to simply consider them to be modernised equivalents of the Soviet-era Nanuchka and Tarantul class missile boats. Heavy AShM, artillery, short-range SAM, CIWS, limited endurance. Difference is that the new boats now have long range surface strike capabilities.
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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:56 am

    Big_Gazza wrote:
    Easiest to simply consider them to be modernised equivalents of the Soviet-era Nanuchka and Tarantul class missile boats.  Heavy AShM, artillery, short-range SAM, CIWS, limited endurance.  Difference is that the new boats now have long range surface strike capabilities.

    Karakurt vs Nanuchka
    8 vs 6/4 missiles
    1000 vs 110 km range
    4000 vs 2500 miles autonomy

    8Ma vs 0.9 Ma missiles' speed


    Something changed tho.



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    Post  BM-21 on Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:24 am

    Karakurt is a perfect ship for the needs of the Russian Navy. The Russian Navy needs cruise missile launch platforms and instead of waiting a decade or two for the construction of a whole series of destroyers they can fill the gaps with small and cheap boats that can be built very quickly.
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    Post  Azi on Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:42 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    Karakurts ARE NOT corvettes and never will be. They don't have ASW and AAW sensors and weapons because they ARE NOT corvettes.

    They are MISSILE SHIPS.

    Corvettes in Russian Navy start with Steregushi class and above.
    In western classification Karakurt is a corvette. Everything above speed and patrol boat is a corvette. After that frigate, destroyer etc. Ok, in russian classification Karakurt is missile ship, that's right ^^

    It's funny that Steregushchiy class is in western classification a corvette on border to frigate Very Happy
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    Post  Azi on Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:55 pm

    Peŕrier wrote:The reasoning about weapon/displacement was because some forumers made a comparison to other kind of vessels,stating that Karakurt are armed to the teeth.

    Well, they are not, they simply  have the displacement required to embark UKSK and related systems.
    Compare the Karakurt with western pendants! A small ship with the armament of Kalibr (UKSK system) and the ability to attack high value targets is not bad. In US Navy you have the same attack capability with Burkes (ok, a few cruise missile more...). The german K 130 corvette has a attack range of around 280 km with AGM-84 Harpoon, the russian 3M54 missile has a range of 530 km.
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    Post  Isos on Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:36 pm

    Azi wrote:
    Peŕrier wrote:The reasoning about weapon/displacement was because some forumers made a comparison to other kind of vessels,stating that Karakurt are armed to the teeth.

    Well, they are not, they simply  have the displacement required to embark UKSK and related systems.
    Compare the Karakurt with western pendants! A small ship with the armament of Kalibr (UKSK system) and the ability to attack high value targets is not bad. In US Navy you have the same attack capability with Burkes (ok, a few cruise missile more...). The german K 130 corvette has a attack range of around 280 km with AGM-84 Harpoon, the russian 3M54 missile has a range of 530 km.

    That's not because of western capabilities to do so. It's because of their naval philosophy. They want blue navies with big ships.

    US had mk-41 VLS able to fire Tomahawks in the 70s. They could have designed a smal corvette armed with it like 50 years ago ...

    Stop this argument of "missile boat armed like a destroyer". That's pathetic. The reality is that any Admiral would want destroyer instead of Karakurts even Russians. They have only 8 missiles and are easy target for aviation if they are not covered by other assests like fighter or bigger ship.

    They just have to replace their light ships and can't build enough big ships. That's why they build them even if it is a nice ship.

    In US Navy you have the same attack capability with Burkes (ok, a few cruise missile more...).

    No they don't. Burkes can go from US to Syria and lunch an Attack that would recquire 7 Karakurts and be protected by their own AEGIS.

    How would you lunch a cruise missile Attack so far with karakurts they would be destroyed before reaching the lunch position.

    That's reality
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    Post  Peŕrier on Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:13 pm

    Azi wrote:
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    Karakurts ARE NOT corvettes and never will be. They don't have ASW and AAW sensors and weapons because they ARE NOT corvettes.

    They are MISSILE SHIPS.

    Corvettes in Russian Navy start with Steregushi class and above.
    In western classification Karakurt is a corvette. Everything above speed and patrol boat is a corvette. After that frigate, destroyer etc. Ok, in russian classification Karakurt is missile ship, that's right ^^

    It's funny that Steregushchiy class is in western classification a corvette on border to frigate Very Happy

    Not at all.

    Main definition of a corvette, in Western Navies, is of a ship NOT able to follow a Task Force (max speed not enough to keep pace with frigates and destroyers), mainly tasked with ASW, patrol and (or) ASh missions.

    So Karakurt is not a corvette in the western meaning.

    Its most close relative, in western navies, would be the Braunschweig Class, and that class superceded the Gepard class, a Fast attack Boat class.

    Stereguschy, in turn, are corvettes on steroids, very close to a 70's western frigate with the exeption of a full Diesel power plant aimed to endurance.
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    Post  Peŕrier on Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:27 pm

    Isos wrote:
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    Peŕrier wrote:The reasoning about weapon/displacement was because some forumers made a comparison to other kind of vessels,stating that Karakurt are armed to the teeth.

    Well, they are not, they simply  have the displacement required to embark UKSK and related systems.
    Compare the Karakurt with western pendants! A small ship with the armament of Kalibr (UKSK system) and the ability to attack high value targets is not bad. In US Navy you have the same attack capability with Burkes (ok, a few cruise missile more...). The german K 130 corvette has a attack range of around 280 km with AGM-84 Harpoon, the russian 3M54 missile has a range of 530 km.

    That's not because of western capabilities to do so. It's because of their naval philosophy. They want blue navies with big ships.

    US had mk-41 VLS able to fire Tomahawks in the 70s. They could have designed a smal corvette armed with it like 50 years ago ...

    Stop this argument of "missile boat armed like a destroyer". That's pathetic. The reality is that any Admiral would want destroyer instead of Karakurts even Russians. They have only 8 missiles and are easy target for aviation if they are not covered by other assests like fighter or bigger ship.

    They just have to replace their light ships and can't build enough big ships. That's why they build them even if it is a nice ship.

    In US Navy you have the same attack capability with Burkes (ok, a few cruise missile more...).

    No they don't. Burkes can go from US to Syria and lunch an Attack that would recquire 7 Karakurts and be protected by their own AEGIS.

    How would you lunch a cruise missile Attack so far with karakurts they would be destroyed before reaching the lunch position.

    That's reality

    They wouldn't, because its not their mission.

    Karakurt are short range (in the meaning of ship's own endurance) land attack boats, able to perform Ash mission as well.

    They play two roles, first they provide a dispersed land attack capabilty, so that Russia have an attack platform at hand in any theater close to its borders without have to deploy its main ships, second they could provide a backup retaliation tool, if armed with long range nuclear tipped cruise missiles.

    They are not meant to cruise far from home waters, but to deploy and keep moving inside home waters.

    If I had to give them a bad note, it would be to the lack of any landing pad.

    At least a basic landing pad without any hangar (meaning of course a larger and longer hull) could be a real asset if any unusual task should be performed.
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    Post  PapaDragon on Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:17 pm

    Peŕrier wrote:
    Azi wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:
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    Not at all.

    Main definition of a corvette, in Western Navies, is of a ship NOT able to follow a Task Force (max speed not enough to keep pace with frigates and destroyers), mainly tasked with ASW, patrol and (or) ASh missions.

    So Karakurt is not a corvette in the western meaning.

    Its most close relative, in western navies, would be the Braunschweig Class, and that class superceded the Gepard class, a Fast attack Boat class.

    Stereguschy, in turn, are corvettes on steroids, very close to a 70's western frigate with the exeption of a full Diesel power plant aimed to endurance.

    Actually Karakurt is fast enough to follow other Naval units, for example it's one knot faster than Gorshkov frigate (30 vs 29)

    Karakurts are supposed to either stay close to coast and do local patrols or, should need arise, tag along with larger ships and act as fire support (mini missile farms) 

    In both cases they would stay under air cover of either coastal assets or larger ships

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