Accession Number : AD0853397

Title :   Surface Missile-Firing Vessels of the Soviet Union.

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Report Date : 24 JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The article reports that the Soviet Navy is relying more heavily on missile carrying-surface vessels, and to this end is constructing a number of such ships or it is re-equipping older vessels for missile-carrier duty. The 'Varyag' class is a new type of missile-cruiser unique in its armament and electronic equipment. It has two missile launchers for surface-to-surface missiles, and one antiaircraft missile launcher, as well as antiaircraft artillery and antisubmarine armament. These ships are especially well suited for defense against aerial attack. Illustrations are included of a Sverdlov class missile cruiser, a Varyag class missile cruiser, a missile carrier with 2 antiaircraft missile launchers, a missile carrier with one antiaircraft missile launcher, and of two missile-equipped speedboats. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FRIGATES, USSR), CRUISERS, PATROL CRAFT, GUIDED MISSILE LAUNCHERS, SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, COMBAT READINESS, ANTIAIRCRAFT DEFENSE SYSTEMS, PROPAGANDA, EAST GERMANY.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE