* I never remember, was the forward SA-N-9 ever fitted on Velikyi? There is of course no missile shown there.
Nope, actually I realised that after I posted these, but somehow despite I updated the drawing, it shows the orginal one...
The secondary-color shading (eg on the front of the bridge superstructure) seems excessively and distractingly dark on Velikyi.
I know, but when working on with MS Paint, sometimes the coloring fails simply becouse its hard to get correct contrasts in place. This scheme should present the current Russian dark scheme, but its not the same color...but more like, the best I've found to correspond it. I wouldn't mind if someone with better programs would get into that color scheme issue...
Could you explain all the strange hull protuberances? I recognize a higher-frequency sonar forward and active stabilization amidships, but there are several other lumps that are completely foreign to me.
Prototuberances`? Bit alien word to me I afraid. But I think there is anti-swimmer sonar on the stern and the Bulbs in the midship are some sort of stabilizasers akin to fins. The proplem with Russian text over the ship is that most common martime terms tend to be unique in Russian language and the translators I use don't make much out of them to be understandable. All reference pictures of them still showed them, So I couldn't leave them out.
The sonar Is drawn in the way the Reference showed. I haven't seen any actuall photograph of Kirov's sonar, so I had little room to "improvise" there.
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