Kirov Class Project 1144.2 Heavy Missile Cruiser.




 
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July 7th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 

Topic: Kirov Class Project 1144.2 Heavy Missile Cruiser.


Maybe it is very interesting to know something about the current status of the world's largest cruiser?

(Peter the Great) Kirov Class Project 1144.2 Heavy Missile Cruiser.





http://www.naval-technology.com/proj...ov/kirov4.html
July 7th, 2004  
BmrSooner451
 
If i were the Russians, I'd scrap the Kirov, it's gotta be costing them a fortune
July 7th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
There is indeed a big problem of funding.

Budget cuts at the end of the Cold War led to discontinuing the construction of a fifth unit of the Kirov class. At the end of 1997 only the Admiral Nakhimov remained operational and the Admiral Lazarev was said to be slated for disposal because of insufficient funding for needed repairs. The Admiral Ushakov, which had been inoperable since 1989-1990, was stricken in October 1998 to provide material for a refit of the other active unit of the Kirov class, the Admiral Nakhimov. However, on 14 January 1999 the Russian Duma voted the Admiral Ushakov be repaired and restored to service, using funding allocated for other construction and repair projects. The much-delayed Petr Velikiy, which arrived in the Northern Fleet in November 1996 for acceptance trials, was finally commissioned on 18 April 1998, but in the Northern Fleet rather than in the originally planned Pacific Fleet. However, she was subsequently laid up at Severomorsk awaiting completion and repairs.
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July 7th, 2004  
BmrSooner451
 
So there's only what, 2 Kirov's in active service (or will be in active servoce)? Man the operational cost of one could probably pay for 3 Kresta II or Kara, or even 2 Slava's
July 7th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BmrSooner451
So there's only what, 2 Kirov's in active service (or will be in active servoce)? Man the operational cost of one could probably pay for 3 Kresta II or Kara, or even 2 Slava's
There is max. 2 Kirov's in active service.

Slava is indeed a much better choice in current Russian navy, it is only 1/2 weight of Kirov, should be much more cheaper than maitaining Kirov in a "peaceful" period.

Slava:

July 7th, 2004  
Uncle_Sam
 
 
They'll maybe ahve two Peters, but than they would have to scrap or sell the whole navy to finance their maintenance...
July 7th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
What's really wrong with Russian Defence?

Seems they can make quite good stuff but cannot afford for themselves but to sell to other countries.

Maybe after 10 years they will have some money to equip themselves, but then other countries have developed too.
July 8th, 2004  
silent driller
 
 
They got in a nuke/ space race with the US and lost. They're still trying to recover.
July 8th, 2004  
Uncle_Sam
 
 
8) Yup! They were, like, done!
July 8th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
So man you should NEVER be a loser!!