TinWing said:Angel said:
This is from the Never Were Warships forum - the original scanned source is unknown to me.
In any event, the pseudo-Aegis proposal was brought up again in the mid to late 90s and perhaps some of the techology was applied to China's current Type 052C - although some claim that China directly copied the SPY-1 Aegis through espionage?
Later (1965) projects of ocean air defense (top) and anti-submarine (bottom) cruisers with "Korshun" VLS-capable SAM:
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The "Kvant" missile (derivative of "Korshun") was supposed to be another "universal" missile:
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It was supposed, that on the same base would be designed the multi-purpose missile with SAM/ASM functions, and anti-submarine missile with the same engine and guidance system. Those missiles were supposed to be launched from semi-VLS launchers (they were cell-based design, but "Kvant" cells were angled at roughly 15 degrees). In late 1960s, "Kvant" project was proposed for the 1134-B and 1144 missile cruisers, but since it was only in design stage, Party decided to use naval version of S-300 instead.
the sketches for the abortive soviet AAW cruiser project 1126 from the early 1960s say it was originally intended to arm the cruiser with naval versions of SA-1/S-25 surface to air missiles. Does anyone know any sketches and designs show how that was to be done?
S-25/SA-1 was a huge missile almost 40 feet long, nearly the length of trident SLBM. the land based version sits on its tail while on the ground and launched vertically like the V-2, so it would seem to be very ill suited to naval use, unless it is lunched vertically from silos, in which case the silos would need to extend the full depth of hull to hold the huge missile.
Also the land based version seem to use no dedicated fire control director. instead it uses a large number of spinning search radar antenna to generate very high data rates so as to be able to control the missiles using the search radar. this wouldn’t work with high speed or maneuvering aircraft. what would the fire control arrangement for navalised SA-1 look like?
Awkward-looking booster arrangement . . . or is it better described as a tractor arrangement?
with the cluster of boosters around the nose, how does the missile slide up the launch rails during the reload process? or is the missile backed onto the launch rails?