The Project 1239 Sivuch small missile air cushion ship is primary
intended for coast defense operations. Two ships in service now.
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
tons full load|
65.6 x 17.2 x 3.05 meters/215.2 x 56.4 x 10 feet |
Propulsion: 2 M10-1 gas turbines, 2 fans,
40,000 shp, 45 knots on cushion; 2 M-511A diesels, 20,000 bhp, 2 shafts
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.
Pozitiv/Cross Dome 2-D air search|
Control:||MPZ-301 Baza/Pop Group SA-N-4 control|
suite with Foot Ball-A intercept, Half Hat-B intercept, 2 PK-10 decoy RL, 2 PK-16
decoy RL |
x 4 3M-80 / SS-N-22 Moskit / Sunburn SSM|
1 Osa-MA SAM system (20 9M-33 / SA-N-4
AK-176 76.2mm/59cal DP full autom.|
2 AK-630 gattl. AA (6 x 30 mm; r: 6'000