The ships of the project 1234 are intended for protection of sea
communications, protection of escorts, struggle against the surface ships in coastal
areas. For struggle against the surface ships there were six PU rockets "Malakhit".
For distribution target orders to a rocket complex there was a system of passive
detection of the surface targets. The ships were armed PU ZUR "Osa"
with ammunition of 20 rockets, six-guns 30-mm antiaircraft automatic device AK-630
(project 1234.1), 76-mm artillery installation AK-176 (project 1234.1) or 57-mm
artillery installation AK-725 (project 1234). The power-plant of the ship consists
of three diesel engines the common capacity 30 000 hp. which rotate three screws.
The maximal speed is 34 units. Range of navigation with speed of 18 units makes
3500 miles. Despite of rather small displacement, the ship has high seaworthy
qualities and ability to use the weapon at a condition of the sea of 5 points
and speeds 24 units.
The heavily armed Small Missile corvette features
more gun and zenith defense capabilities compared to previous missile ships. The
remarkable amount of fire power and electronics mounted on such a small platform
apparently was purchased at the price of poor sea-keeping characteristics. From
1969 there were built about 40 corvettes. Some of them were sold to Algeria, India,
SSZ , Leningrad|
||730 tons full load|
59.3 x 11.8 x 3.08 meters/194.5 x 38.7 x 10.1 feet|
3 M-521 diesels, 3 shafts, 30,000 shp
and Band Stand|
Baza/Pop Group SA-N-4 control, 1 Titanit/Band Stand SSM targeting|
suite with Foot Ball-A intercept, Half Hat-B intercept, 2 PK-16 decoy RL, 4 PK-10
P-120/SS-N-9 Malakhit/Siren SSM|
1 Osa-M SAM system (20 9M-33/SA-N-4 Gecko
AK-176 76.2mm/59cal DP full autom.
1 AK-630 gattl. AA (6 x 30 mm; r: 6'000