heavy missile cruiser




 
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December 11th, 2004  
jimmyboy
 

Topic: heavy missile cruiser


i was just looking around and i found this, its crazy why does it have so many missiles! ( and yes i do know that its a heavy missile cruiser )

http://www.naval-technology.com/projects/kirov/

and do any other countrys have something similar?
December 11th, 2004  
c/Commander
 
 
I think the most comparable vessel would be our Ticonderoga-class cruisers, although those are geared more towards long-range land attack than ship-to-ship battles.
December 12th, 2004  
Trevor
 
That SAM site looks pretty sweet. Like from the not-too-distant future.
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December 12th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
The SAM is "The OSA-MA autonomous shipborne Air Defence Missile System." LOL Osama...
December 12th, 2004  
egoz
 
Interesting use of nuclear reactors and steam engines. It doubles the endurance of their missile cruiser over that of its American counterpart. As far as I know it's the only surface vessel of the Russian fleet to use that. Actually with the Virginia and California Class missile cruisers all decommisioned the Kirov Class Cruisers are the last surface ships other than American carriers to use nuclear propulsion, at least as far as I know.