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    Kidd Class vs Sovremmeney Class

    I was reading an interesting article about the KIDD class on FAS, I was wandering how it stacks up to the Sovremmeny Class?

    I think Taiwan aquired the KIDDs, and the Chinese have a few Sovremmenys.

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    The Kidd(NTU) is a superior warship in nearly every possible way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M21Sniper
    The Kidd(NTU) is a superior warship in nearly every possible way.
    Except it's very dead against 8 Sunburns

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    Can someone post the specs on both ships? I tried finding them online and couldn't
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigross86
    Can someone post the specs on both ships? I tried finding them online and couldn't
    there is an info about Sovremenny (project 956) class:

    Power plant: 2 turbines 50,000 hp each, two shafts
    Length: 156.5 m
    Beam: 17.2 m
    Draft: 5.99 m

    Displacement: standard - 6500 t, full - 7940 t, max - 8480 t.
    Speed: max - 32.7 knots
    Range: 1345 nm with max speed, 3920 nm with 18 knots, 4500 nm with 18 kn. and max fuel load

    Armament:
    2 x 2 - 130 mm multipurpose gun (type AK-130), 2000 shells
    4 x 6 - 30 mm AA guns (type AK-630), 16000 shells

    2 x 4 SS-N-22/Sunburn ("Moskit") missile launchers
    2 x 1 AA SS-N-7/Gadfly missile ("Hurricane"/"Uyragan") launchers, 48 missiles

    2 x 2 - 533 mm torpedo tubes
    2 x 6 - anti-submarine rocket-propelled dc launchers (type RBU-1000), 48 dc

    2 decoy dispensers with 200 rocket-propelled decoys

    Aircraft:
    1 Ka-27/Ka-28 or similar.

    Combat systems:
    Radar (Air search): Top Plate 3D, D/E-band
    Radar (Surface search): 3 Palm Frond, I-band
    Radar (Fire-control): 6 Front Dome, F-band (for SA-N-7 control); Kite Screach, H/I/K-band (for 130 mm gun control); 2 Bass Tilt, H/I-band (for 30 mm gun)
    Weapons Control: Band Stand, datalink for SS-N-22; Bell Nest, 2 Light Bulb, and 2 Tee Pump datalinks
    Sonars: Bull Horn ("Platina" or "Platina-S") and Whale Tongue, hull-mounted, active search and attack, medium frequency


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    Thankx. do you know where I can find that stuff about the Kidd?
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    here for example http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ship/ddg-993.htm

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    Thankx dude. Appreciate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigross86
    Thankx dude. Appreciate it.
    np :D

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    There kinda old right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisF202
    There kinda old right?
    Which ones? Chineese ships are very new. Taiwaneese Kidd's - I don't know

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    According to that Link u sent me before, the Kidd's were built before/during the Iranian revolution in 1979
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigross86
    According to that Link u sent me before, the Kidd's were built before/during the Iranian revolution in 1979
    Oh, I see. I thought that they will be buying a newly built ones or something.

    After your post I've found that they are buying Kidd, Callaghan, Scott and Chandler.

    Those are very old. Maybe not very, but old.

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    According to FAS, they have all been decommissioned already.
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    The Kidd's were designed as multirole warships and have MUCH better AAW capability than the Sovremney after the NTU update.

    Given the Kidd's capacity of 68 SM-2MR(70 mile range) missiles, and inner defenses of 2 Phalanx and 5" guns, a Kidd is far more likely to survive an attack against 8 Sunburns than a Sovremney is against 68 SM-2MR's and 8 Harpoons...

    Kidd has vastly better ECM/ECCM and much, much better sonar.

    Even today Kidd's are among the most powerful warships afloat. The Chinese have no counter for them in the Strait.

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