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DECEMBER 2021

Russian Warships Launch Anti-Ship Missiles During Drills In Barents Sea (Video)

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Russian Warships Launch Anti-Ship Missiles During Drills In Barents Sea (Video)

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The Russian Northern Fleet’s nuclear-powered Kirov-class battlecruiser Pyotr Veliky and Slava-class cruiser Marshal Ustinov supported by Tu-22M3 strategic bombers of the Russian Aerospace Forces delivered a missile strike supposed enemy naval targets during drills in the Barents Sea. The warships employed Granit and Vulcan anti-ship missiles.

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Laurent Parodi

The P-700 Granit is a beast.

HiaNd

Yeah, I have always wandered whey they call it “Shipwreck”… till I saw it in action…

Laurent Parodi

The P-700 is armed weights 7000 kg and is armed with a 750 kk HE warhead.
In war time the P-700 can be armed with a 500 kt thermonuclear warhead. 1 missile can destroy a fleet

HiaNd

as far as I know they were built to destroy air- carriers, not a whole fleet….But I suppose you are right that they can destroy even whole a fleet with little bit of luck.

Laurent Parodi

You are right the missile is designed to destroy a carrier with 1 hit. But with a nuclear warhead I am sure one missile can destroy more than a ship.
The missiles are very heavy and only big ships can carry them. Only a few ships which are armed with P-700 granit are in active service in the russian navy:
1 orlan class heavy cruiser (20 missiles)
5 Antey class submarines (24 missiles each)

HiaNd

Antey’s are switching to Kalibr’s (Zircon’s ) aren’t they?
Peter the Great soon also.

They are phasing out P-700 to simplify weapons arsenal and maintenance costs and make room for new generations of precise and even faster missiles ( through new launchers ).

Icarus Tanović

Thermonuclear warheads are measured only in mg Megatons, not kt. Thousand killotons makes a megaton. So no 500 Megaton. Biggest was Tsar bomb with 50 Megatons.

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Shoot it on China, thanks.

Dick Von Dast'Ard
occupybacon

So will they make it an aircraft carrier?

Dick Von Dast'Ard

The narration says it is a multi purpose vehicle that will patrol NSR, Black and Caspian Seas, participate in SAR missions and fire unspecified missiles. (I read that as big missiles… Maybe 3M51 P-900A Alpha!)

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