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   Guided Missile Corvette "Samum"
Project 1239 / Bora class
 
 
Samum - Bora Class
 
Samum - Bora Class
 
Samum - Bora Class
 
Samum - Bora Class
 
Samum - Bora Class
 
Samum - Bora Class
 
Samum - Bora Class
 
Samum - Bora Class
 
Samum - Bora Class
 
Samum - Bora Class
 
 
 

The Project 1239 Sivuch small missile air cushion ship is primary intended for coast defense operations. Two ships in service now.

The new Russian missile carrying hovercraft is meant to carry out missile attacks on ships. It is the largest military hovercraft unmatched anywhere in the world. With the displacement of 1000 tons, the craft has a cruising speed of 100 kilometers an hour. It is armed with 8 Mosquito missiles which can strike targets on the sea and on land. The hovercraft has 20 anti-aircraft missiles, an artillery complex, a machine-gun and an interference creating device. The hovercraft has an aluminium hull. Though it's a light craft, its seaworthiness is very high. The hovercraft can be on an autonomous voyage for 10 days. One refueling is enough for 2,500 miles. The complement is 68 men.

As the chairman of the state commission overseeing the tests, the first deputy commander of the Russian Baltic Fleet, Vice-Admiral Alexander Brazhnik, says the hovercraft showed excellent performance in stormy conditions and carried out the first missile launches and artillery fire practice.

Specifications
Builder: Zelenodolsk, Kazan
Year: 1991
Displacement: 1,050 tons full load
Speed:55 knots
Dimensions: 65.6 x 17.2 x 3.05 meters/215.2 x 56.4 x 10 feet
Propulsion:

Propulsion: 2 M10-1 gas turbines, 2 fans, 40,000 shp, 45 knots on cushion; 2 M-511A diesels, 20,000 bhp, 2 shafts
Lift: 2 M-504 diesels, 6,600 bhp
Air-cashion ship take advantage of air generated between the 2 floats for decreasing D. tonnage 3m >1.

Crew: 68
Radar:MR-352 Pozitiv/Cross Dome 2-D air search
Fire Control:MPZ-301 Baza/Pop Group SA-N-4 control
EW:Vympel-R2 suite with Foot Ball-A intercept, Half Hat-B intercept, 2 PK-10 decoy RL, 2 PK-16 decoy RL
Missiles: 2 x 4 3M-80 / SS-N-22 Moskit / Sunburn SSM
1 Osa-MA SAM system (20 9M-33 / SA-N-4 Gecko SAM)
Guns: 1 AK-176 76.2mm/59cal DP full autom.
2 AK-630 gattl. AA (6 x 30 mm; r: 6'000 rds/m/mount)
 
       
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