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Top secret-Romanian Naval Forces (Now in OTAN=NATO) hidden in a natural estuary-photo taken in a beautiful autumn day

The Project 1241 are a class of Soviet missile corvettes. They have the NATO reporting name Tarantul (not to be confused with the Stenka class patrol boat, whose official Soviet name is also "Tarantul"). These ships were designed to replace the Project 205 Tsunami (NATO: "Osa") missile boats. Type: Missile corvette Displacement: 480 long tons (488 t) standard, 540 long tons (549 t) full load Length: 56.0 m (183.7 ft) Beam: 10.5 m (34.4 ft) Draught: 2.5 m (8.2 ft) Propulsion: 2 shaft COGAG turbines at 11000 hp each, plus 2 cruising engines at 4000 hp each (there were diesel and turbine versions of the cruising engines), Speed: 42 knots (78 km/h) Range: 1650 at 14 knots (26 km/h), operational autonomy for 10 days Complement: 50 Sensors and processing systems: Radar: Spin trough, Bass Tilt, Peel pair,Pop group Armament:
4 x P-15 Termit/SS-N-2 Styx or 4 x P-270 Moskit/SS-N-22 Sunburn or 8 x Kh-35 Uran/SS-N-25 Switchblade anti-ship missiles. 1 SA-N-5 SAM (1x4) MANPAD air defence missiles 1 x 76 mm AK-176 dual purpose main gun 2 x AK-630 30 mm gun or 1 x CADS-N-1 Kashtan CIWS (Close-in weapon system) for air defence

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  • Uploaded on March 31, 2013
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    by Laurentiu Mitu
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S1800
    • Taken on 2012/09/08 13:55:12
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/120)
    • Focal Length: 37.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash