frigate is recognized by international specialists as a best ship in its class
(frigate). The specialists notes next indices: design, power-to-weight ratio,
speed, armament. The Krivak was designed as a “2 nd-rate” counter part to the
“1 st-rate” Kresta-II and Kara classes, with which it initially shared the same
BPK classification. In the late 1970s the designation changed to SKR (Storozhevoy
Koabl'), a more accurate indication of their actual capabilities.
the class followed on from the Kashin in terms of construction dates, the Krivak
is smaller, has an altogether more sophisticated ASW outfit, lacks an area defence
SAM system arguably the main armament of the Kashin and is easier to build the
latter factor made it possible to allocate construction to the smaller Baltic
and Black Sea shipyards, leaving the slipways of the traditional naval yards free
for the construction of larger units.
The major ASW system is the Rastrub-B
(SS-N-14) missiles, fired from a bulky quadruple launcher forward. This is backed
up by RBU-6000 mortars immediately forward of the bridge and torpedo tubes amidships.
Only close range air defence is provided, pair of anti-aircraft missile systems
of Osa (SA-N-4 Gecko) on the bow and stern of the ship and a pair of 76mm guns
at the stern of the ship. The Krivak is unusual in its generation in having no
“last ditch” anti missile system such as the 30mm Gatting; ECM provision is also
minimal compared with the “1st rate” BPKs. The Krivak`s are fitted with four gas
turbines, two for cruising (24,000shp) and two for boost (48,000shp). The ships
thus have rapid acceleration from a cold start, coupled with good endurance (4,000
miles at 14kt).
The eleven Krivak-IIs differ from the earlier vessels in
having two 100mm guns in single mounts and the break to the quarterdeck further
Guided Missile Frigate Ladny laid down on 25 May 1979 at Zaliv Shipyard,
Kerch (yard No.16), launched on 07 May 1980, completed on 25 Feb 1981 and was
assigned to the Black Sea Fleet.
Now in service.
| Displacement (tons):|
nmi (14 knots), 3515 nmi (18 knots), 3155 nmi (24 knots), 1240 nmi (32 knots)|
|Propulsion:||1x46000 hp M7K
gas-turbine (2x6000 hp M62 gas-turbines, 2x17000 hp M8K forsage gas-turbines),
2 fixed pitch propellers, 5x500 kW DGAG-500/G-MSH diesel-generators|
URK-5 Rastrub-B launcher (4 85RU anti-submarine guided missiles) - SU-85KS-I Musson-U
fire control system |
2x2 76 mm AK-726 (2000 rounds) – MR-105 Turel fire control
2x2 ZIF-122 SAM 4K33 Osa-M launchers (40 9M33 missiles) – 4R-33 fire
2x4 533 mm ChTA-53-1135 (4 SET-65 torpedoes, 4 53-65K torpedoes)
– SU-504A Drakon-1135 fire control system
2x12 RBU-6000 Smerch-2 (96 RGB-60)
|Electronics:|| MR-310A Angara-A
air/surface search radar, Volga navigation radar, Don navigation radar, MP-401S
Start-S ESM radar system, Nickel-KM and Khrom-KM IFF, ARP-50R radio direction
finder, MG-332 Titan-2 sonar, MG-325 Vega sonar, MG-26 Hosta underwater communication
system, 2 MG-7 Braslet anti-saboteur sonars, MGS-400K sonar, KMG-12 Kassandra
, MI-110R, MI-110K, KPF-2-2, R-785 Tayfun communication complex|
decoy dispenser system (4 KL-101 launcher)