This is one of my vefy favorite warship design of all time, the Project 12441 Grom SKR, one of the first never-where Soviet/Russian warships I've encountered and one of the main reason for all this madness that brought me into Shipbucket. I've drawn it dozen or so times already for various incarnations of my AU projects but for real life never-where version I've done it back in the days of the old bucket.
While I was doing it for my latest AU version, I decided to include it here also.
The ship itself is rahter interesting. It orginates from the 80's as a replacement for the pr.1234 (Nanuchka) class MRK with the typical fate of so many other soviet naval projects expanding into totaly different kind of ship. As the size grew it was decided to give it powerfull ASW and AAW armament as well the result was one of the most heavily armed Frigate-size shipdesigns. One hull was laid down in 1997 but was never finished. Reports told back while ago that the hull would be completed as a training ship but nothing have been done for the hull to the date after it was launched to free up the slips few years ago.
Here it is, prepesented in one of the more known asumed design.
Coming next: L/M Moskva, some research ships, pr.26bis, Pr.1144 remakes and Project 1143 complete redux.
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