Sovremenny Class Guided Missile Destroyer of the Russian Navy - also operated by China. Many more linked sets available from ES3DStudios in a range of formats. Click 'ES3DStudios' for full range.
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The Sovremenny class destroyer is the principal anti surface ship of the Russian Navy. Soviet designation for the class was Project 956 Sarych (Buzzard).
Primary role is to attack enemy warships while also providing sea and air defense for warships and transports under escort. It complements the Udaloy class destroyers in the anti-submarine role.
The project began in late 1960s when it was becoming obvious in the Soviet Navy that naval guns still had an important role particularly in support of amphibious landings, but existing gun cruisers and destroyers were showing their age. A new design was started, employing a new 130 mm automatic gun turret. Single- and twin mounts were developed, and the twin mount chosen for its superior rate of fire. In 1971 a go-ahead was given for the Severnaya design bureau to design 'a ship capable of supporting amphibious landings'.
At the same time, the US Navy was constructing new large Spruance class multirole destroyers. To respond to this new threat, Project 956 was updated with new air defence suite and new, powerful 3M80 anti-ship missiles.
There are a total of three versions of this class: the original Project 956 armed with 3M80 version of Moskit anti-ship missile, and its successor, the Project 956A, which is armed with improved 3M80M version of Moskit anti-ship missile with longer range. The main difference between the two is that the missile launching tubes on Project 956A are longer than that of Project 956 to accommodate the increased size of the newer missile, and these launching tubes can be used to fire / store the original 3M80 as well. A third version, Project 956EM, later developed for People's Liberation Army Navy was the latest development of this class.
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