For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

"OUR COLD WAR OPPONENTS"

SOVIET NAVY ORDER OF BATTLE 1980

 

Source: Understanding Soviet Naval Developments - 4th Edition Jan 1981

 

This page is to give readers an idea of the Soviet naval forces that the West faced during the Cold War.

 

"Our Navy is a focal point for the most recent achievements of science and technology. Nuclear missiles, powerful propulsion plants, and radar and electronic equipment have given it new qualities and advanced the Navy into the rank of forces of strategic significance." - Fleet Admiral N.I. Smirnov, first Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Soviet Navy

 

 SUBMARINES - Nuclear Powered

ALFA attack submarine

 

CHARLIE I cruise missile submarine

 

CHARLIE II cruise missile submarine

 

DELTA I ballistic missile submarine

 

DELTA II ballistic missile submarine

 

DELTA III ballistic missile submarine

ECHO attach submarine

 

ECHO II cruise missile submarine

 

HOTEL II/III ballistic missile submarine

 

NOVEMBER attack submarine

 

OSCAR cruise missile submarine

 

PAPA cruise missile submarine

 

TYPHOON ballistic missile submarine

 

VICTOR I attack submarine

 

VICTOR II attack submarine

 

YANKEE ballistic missile submarine

 

SUBMARINES - Diesel-Electric Powered

FOXTROT attack submarine

 

GOLF command and control submarine

 

GOLF ballistic missile submarine

GOLF III ballistic missile submarine

 

JULIETT cruise missile submarine

 

ROMEO attack submarine

TANGO attack submarine

 

WHISKEY attack submarine

 

ZULU attack submarine

SUBMARINES - Auxiliary

BRAVO training submarine

INDIA class SSAG (search and rescue submarine)

LIMA class SSAG (research submarine)

 

MAJOR SURFACE COMBATANTS 

Aircraft Carriers

 

KIEV class  (CVHG) guided missile aircraft carrier

 

 

Aviation /Missile Cruisers

 

KIROV class (CHG) nuclear powered guided missile cruiser

 

MOSKVA class (CHG) guided missile aviation cruiser

 

 

Missile Cruisers

 

KARA class guided missile cruiser

 

KRESTA I guided missile cruiser

 

KRESTA II guided missile cruiser

 

KYNDA guided missile cruiser

Light Cruisers

 

SVERDLOV class light cruiser

 

 

Guided Missile Destroyers

 

SOVREMENNYY class guided missile destroyer

 

KANIN class guided missile destoyer

 

KASHIN / MOD KASHIN guided missile destroyer

 

KOTLIN class guided missile destroyer

 

 

Destroyers

 

MOD KILDEN class destroyer

 

KOTLIN class destroyer

 

SKORYY class destroyer

Missile Frigates

 

KRIVAK I/II class missile frigate

 

 

Frigates

 

KONI class frigate

 

RIGA class frigate

 

 

Light Frigates

 

GRISHA class light frigate

 

MIRKA II class light frigate

 

PETYA I / II class light frigate

 

 

AIRCRAFT - The combat capabilities of Naval Aviation are one of the main indicators of the striking power of our modern Navy. Naval Aviation has become truly oceanic in nature, and it has been transformed into a most important naval warfare resource. Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union S.G. Gorshkov

BACKFIRE strike bomber

 

BADGER TU-16

 

BEAR D TU-95

 

BEAR F TU-95

BLINDER TU-22

 

FORGER YAK-36

 

HAZE A MI-14

 

HORMONE B KA-25

HOUND MI-4

 

MAIL BE-12

 

MAY IL-38

 

 

INTELLIGENCE COLLECTOR

Balzma

 

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