The Admiral Gorshkov class is a multi-role frigate capable of anti-ship, anti-submarine, and anti-aircraft warfare. The ships are armed with a variety of weapons, including Kalibr and Klub cruise missiles, naval S400 anti-aircraft missiles, and Paket anti-submarine missiles. The ships also have a helicopter deck and can operate Ka-27 or Ka-31 helicopters.
This is a opposite what were the designers thinking thread. The Russians built a 5,000 tonne frigate that has more missiles than several larger contemporaries. It has 16 AShMs VLS (2 3S14 8 cell UKSK modules) and 32 Redut SAM VLS for 9M96E 40 km and 9M96E2 120 km missiles. #εpsilon
My very scientific metric 115 tonne per missile (I know it is not scientific, just a fun metric). For eg. Indian Kolkata class is 154 tonne per missile, British Daring class is 168 tonne per missile. But, those are destroyers and have larger stores for longer deployments
It is funny that these frigates have the same peer armament as Indian Navy MF-STAR destroyers with equally potent AD & AShMs at 2/3rds the displacement which limits endurance for this Russian ship. The Gorkys are based on elongated Krivak/Talwar class/Admiral Grigorovich hulls.
These suffered from massive delays due to their guns and advanced radars. The 2014 Crimean crisis limited Ukrainian engines to first two ships and follow on will get Russian engines. Ukraine War further limited production due to sanctions.
It is to be seen how these are succeeded, some sources say it will be a minor update with 32 AShMs vs 16 on the current one. Whereas, this model above shows far larger loadout with 120 AShMs VLS plus 32 smaller VLS modules (not cells) forward, 32 unknown VLS aft.
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