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  ASW Corvette MPK-292
Project 12412PE / Pauk Class

The Pauk class is the NATO reporting name for a class of small patrol corvettes built for the Soviet Navy and export customers between 1977 and 1989. The Russian designation is Project 12412 Molniya-2. These ships are designed for coastal patrol and inshore anti-submarine warfare. The design is the patrol version of the Tarantul class which is designated Project 12411, but is slightly longer and has diesel engines. The export version of this ship was project 12412PE.

The hull is built of special low-alloy, high-strength steel, and the superstructure is constructed of marine-grade aluminum alloy. The semi-planing hull has been designed with emphasis on good seagoing capabilities for those water areas that are its primary mission focus. Employment of the weapon system is promised in conditions up to and including Sea State 4, and safe navigation is guaranteed up to and including Sea State 8.

The ship are armed with single AK-176 76mm gun at the bow (controlled by the MR-123 radar), and single AK-630M 30mm Gatling gun are installed at the rear end of the superstructure, normally controlled by the optical backup system, designated Kolonka. For firing at underwater and surface targets on a small anti-submarine ship pr.12412PE, the SET-65E and 53-65KE torpedoes are used, which are marching in a torpedo launcher located in the middle part of the ship and consisting of two two-pipe torpedo tubes with a manual angle-turning drive firing 16 degrees from the diametrical plane. Fire control - remote, from the main command post and backup - directly on the torpedo tubes. To destroy underwater targets with depth charges, the ship has a RBU-1200 rocket launcher, consisting of two launchers with ammunition of 30 RGB-12 bombs, in the bow.

ASW corvette MPK-292 laid down 16 May 1990 at the Yaroslavl Shipyard (yard No.907) for Iraqi NAVY, launched 23 April 1991, commissioned 27 November 1991.

25 February 1994 due to international economic sanctions imposed against Iraq, excluded from the lists of the Black Sea Fleet and 24 August 1996 and transferred to the Russian Coast Guard, reclassified to PSKR. From 10.09.1997 - Kuban.

Displacement (tons):
Full load: 495
Dimensions (m):
Draft:2,1 (max 3,58)
Speed (knots):30,53
Range:1940 nmi (12,2 knots), 1600 nmi (14 knots)
Autonomy (days):10
Propulsion:2x9000 hp M-521-TM5 diesels, 2 fixed pitch propellers, 2x200 kW diesel generators, 1x100 kW diesel generator

1x1 76 mm AK-176M - 252 rounds - MR-123 Vympel-A fire control system
1x6 30 mm AK-630M - 3000 rounds
2x2 533 mm DTA-53 torpedo tubes - 4 torpedoes
2x5 RBU-1200M Uragan (30 RGB-12)
Igla-1M SAM system - 16 missiles
12 BB-1 depth charges
1x7 55 mm MRG-1 «Ogonyok» grenade launcher (RG-55, GRS-55 grenades)


Pozitiv-E air/surface search radar, Liman navigation radar, MG-345 Bronza sonar , MG-329 Sheksna sonar, MG-7 Braslet anti-saboteur sonar, MGS-407K sonar
PK-16 decoy RL (2 KL-101 launchers)

Complement: 43 (5 officers)
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