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    Project 2038.0: Steregushchy Corvette

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    Post  Isos on Sat May 30, 2020 6:54 pm

    Hole wrote:The proposed Tsirkon light, which will come in a transport and launch container, can replace the Uran-M missiles midships. Could be a close relative to the Su-57 hypersonic missile.

    They still don't have the small brahmos ready that is supposed to have the same caracteristics as the big brahmos. I wouldn't expect a miniaturized Zirkon soon.

    They can always make a new better kh-35M with more range and better stealth. They could add another meter of lenght filled with fuel because angled launchers are not limited in lenght and they woukd reach 400km range pretty easily.
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    Post  GarryB on Sun May 31, 2020 9:21 am

    They could go another way too.... Kh-31 uses a ramjet engine to fly at about mach 3... an upgraded version with scramjet propulsion and improved fuel and you could probably easily double or triple that speed and perhaps double the range too without needing to make it much bigger.

    The change from propeller led to the choice of speed over range because although jet engines offered increased speeds they were not very efficient to start with, but the transition from ramjet to scramjet is actually different... once the supersonic combustion of fuel is mastered a scramjet is a much more efficient and effective engine than a ramjet while maintaining its simplicity.

    When using airflow for thrust the limitation of the ramjet is that to operate and burn the fuel to create thrust the airflow needs to be subsonic so at high speeds you need to reduce airflow into the engine so the fuel can burn and create thrust. With a scramjet no need to restrict inflow of air so it is easier to fly much much faster... in fact the compression in the hot section with mach 6 plus air going in to it combustion section where fuel is added might lead to spontaneous combustion anyway due to the heat and presence of O2 and fuel...

    A mix of Kh-35s and Kh-31s would be rather interesting... for light vessels... and even secondary armament for bigger vessels too.
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    Post  hoom on Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:23 pm

    Some more pics, closeups confirm the radars aren't actually mounted, just temp covers over the holes so its going to have a bunch of time pier-side completing.

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    Post  hoom on Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:27 pm

    Good views in this vid
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    Post  hoom on Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:12 am

    Ka-27 testing on Gremy
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    Post  Hole on Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:51 pm

    Nice job by Charly015.

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    Post  PapaDragon on Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:06 pm


    Aldar arrived in Vladivostok
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    Post  ultimatewarrior on Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:48 am

    PapaDragon wrote:
    Aldar arrived in Vladivostok
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    It appears to have the ugly Kh-35 box launchers removed and VLS installed.
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    Post  George1 on Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:20 pm

    ultimatewarrior wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:
    Aldar arrived in Vladivostok
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    It appears to have the ugly Kh-35 box launchers removed and VLS installed.

    Thats the difference of Poroject 20385 with 20380. It will have UKSK instead of Kh-35 launchers
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    Post  Rodion_Romanovic on Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:25 pm

    Is that ship "Hero of the Russian Federation Aldar Tsydenzhapov"? If so it is a 20380 and should have uran launchers, not UKSK... the only VLS should be 12 result VLS cells
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    Post  Big_Gazza on Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:37 pm

    The Uran launchers are concealed behind bulkheads.  You need a well elevated line of sight to see them clearly.  Like in this great view of the (very dirty) Gromkiy taken while still fitting out:

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    Post  Big_Gazza on Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:05 pm

    Here's another (of the Aldar Tsydenzhapov itself). You can see the Uran bays as usual (but missile packs are yet to be fitted).

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    Post  ultimatewarrior on Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:16 pm

    George1 wrote:
    ultimatewarrior wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:
    Aldar arrived in Vladivostok
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    It appears to have the ugly Kh-35 box launchers removed and VLS installed.

    Thats the difference of Poroject 20385 with 20380. It will have UKSK instead of Kh-35 launchers

    Wrong. It's 20381, not 20385. 20385 is Gremyashchiy class. 20381 is improved Steregushchiy.
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    Post  ultimatewarrior on Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:19 pm

    Rodion_Romanovic wrote:Is that ship "Hero of the Russian Federation Aldar Tsydenzhapov"?  If so it is a 20380 and should have uran launchers, not UKSK... the only VLS should be 12 result VLS cells

    It is 20381 not 20380.
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    Post  hoom on Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:01 pm

    There is no 20381 designation.
    These are 20380 improved.

    Some more pics:
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    That mast isn't quite as sleek as it may have at first seemed, a bit excessively vertical, compare with 20385
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    Ppl at Balancer suggest the difference is 20385 had redesigned internal structure to support the wider mast vs this is re-using the original 20380 structure, seems a reasonable explanation.

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