Kimppis wrote:Gorshkov: light destroyer
Super-Gorshkov: medium destroyer
Lider: heavy destroyer
So atleast 4 + 10 + 8 = 22. Looks good!
But I really think they need to order more Grigorovich sized vessels. Proper frigates, just like the Chinese Type 054A-class. Atleast 20 of those. Although I noticed many of their heavier (mostly upcoming) "corvettes" are basically light frigates. 24 VLS, that's not a corvette, that's almost a frigate (a good thing, obviously).
Well, Gorshkovs are not much bigger (both in size and weight) than Neustrashimiy-class frigates, but their weaponry is not equivalent to a destroyer's armament, so they are good as guided missile frigates (FFG).
Super Gorshkovs would be great for destroyer duties, so they could be classified as guided missile missile destroyers (DDG).
Liders on the other hand should be classified as nuclear guided missile cruisers (CGN) as they would fall in the bracket between Kirovs and Slavas in terms of weaponry, size and weight