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Project 1241.1RZ  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1987
Total Production: 55
Also Known As: Ahmed Fadel, Gornik, Kremenchuk, Molnaya, Molnaya-M, Project 1241.1, Project 1241.2, Project 1241RE, Tarantul I, Tarantul II, Tarantul III, Veer and Zborul
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Almaz Shipbuilding and Baltiysky Zavod
Parent System: Project 1241
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1980
Total Production: 55
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Description: The Project 1241 Molnaya or Tarantul is a class of missile boats designed to operate in the littoral environment conducting anti-surface warfare (ASuW) operations. The original 450-ton class Project 1241.1 Tarantul I was produced in 1980 by the Soviet Union for the export market equipped with four P-15M (SS-N-2C Styx NATO designation) anti-ship missiles and a COmbined Gas And Gas (COGAG) propulsion system developing a top speed of 42 knots. The Tarantul I missile boat also features a 76.2mm naval gun, one Igla/SA-N-8 Grouse short-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system and two 30mm anti-aircraft (AA) guns. Only one or two boats were produced. The Project 1241.2 Tarantul II missile boats were produced between 1981 and 1986 with the Soviet Union commissioning five hulls. Tarantul II boats have a maximum displacement of 469 tons compared with 455 tons in previous models. All these missile boats were decommissioned in the early 2000s.

The Project 1241.1RZ Molnaya-M, also referred to as Tarantul III, class of fast missile boats was introduced in 1987 by the former Soviet Union. Approximately 28 ships were commissioned between 1987 and the first half of the 1990s, with at least one boat being delivered to Ukraine after the dismissal of the Soviet Union. The Tarantul III missile boats features four 3M80 (SS-N-22 Sunburn NATO designation) supersonic anti-ship missiles replacing the P-15M missiles on Tarantul I/II boats while retaining the 76.2mm naval gun, Igla SAM system and two 30mm anti-aircraft (AA) guns. The propulsion was replaced with a COmbined Diesel And Gas (CODAG) developing a top speed of 38 knots compared with 42 knots with the previous COGAG propulsion. The CODAG propulsion includes two M510 cruise diesels yielding 8,000-bhp and two M70 boost gas turbines delivering 24,000-shp. As of May 2013, several missiles boats are still in the active duty with the Russian Navy who plans to replace them with large numbers of Project 20380 and 20385 class corvettes.

The Project 1241RE Tarantul I designed for the export market features a full displacement of 455 tons and a top speed of 43 knots therefore they are lighter and faster compared to the Soviet Navy boats. The weapon system differs by the fact that the 3M80 supersonic anti-ship missiles have been replaced by four SS-N-2C Styx missiles. Their propulsion system keeps the COGAG layout as the other Tarantul I boats.

Project 1241.1RZ Specifications

Crew: 41
Number of Weapons: 4
Beam: 10.2 meter (33.5 foot)
Draft: 4.36 meter (14.3 foot)
Length: 56 meter (184 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 76 millimeter
Boost Power: 24,000 shp (17.9 MW)
Cruise Power: 8,000 bhp (5.97 MW)
Total Combined Power: 34,000 shp (25.4 MW)
Top Speed: 38 knot (19.5 mps)
Full Displacement: 493 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Project 1241.1RZ News

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on 25 Jun 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016Egyptian Navy Takes Delivery of ex-Russian Navy Tarantul Corvette

Operators & Related Equipment

Ex-Russian Navy R-32 corvette transferred in June 2016
Tarantul I
Project 1241RE
Project 1241E Tarantul I
201526Black Sea fleet (5), Pacific fleet (11), Baltic fleet (7) and Caspian Sea fleet (3)
201426Black Sea fleet (5), Pacific fleet (11), Baltic fleet (7) and Caspian Sea fleet (3)
201328Black Sea fleet (5), Pacific fleet (11), Baltic fleet (7) and Caspian Sea fleet (5)
200222Tarantul III
Tarantul III (1) and Tarantul II (1)
Mar 20140
Project 1241RE
Project 1241RE Tarantul I

Grand Total 579
Cannons & Gear
Defensive Weapons
Offensive Weapons

Project 1241.1RZ Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
101 Malniya-1983-
832 Ahmed Fadel-4 Aug 2016-
700 R-32 -4 Aug 2010-
K40 Veer-26 Mar 1987-
K41 Nirbhik-21 Dec 1987-
K42 Nipat-5 Dec 1988-
K43 Nishank-12 Sep 1989-
K44 Nirghat-15 Dec 1989-
K45 Vibhuti-3 Jun 1991-
K46 Vipul-16 Mar 1992-
K47 Vinash-20 Nov 1993-
K48 Vidyut-16 Jan 1995-
K83 Nashak-29 Dec 1996-
K84 Vishal-1996-
K98 Prahaar-1997-
K92 Prabal-11 Apr 2002-
K91 Pralaya-18 Dec 2002-
HQ-371 -1994-
HQ-372 -1994-
HQ-373 -2000-
HQ-374 -2000-
434 Gornik-1983-
435 Hutnik-1984-
436 Metalowiec-1988-
437 Rolnik-1989-
188 Zborul-1990-
189 Pescarusul-1991-
190 Lastunul-1991-
995 R-79-1984-
705 Stupinets-1985-
852 R-129-1985-
833 R-257-1986-
819 R-47-1987-
955 R-60-1987-
054 MAK-160-1988-
991 R-261-1988-
855 Zarechnyy-1989-
953 R-239-1989-
954 Ivanovets-1989-
951 R-297-1990-
952 R-109-1990-
971 R-298-1990-
825 Dimitrovgrad-1991-
940 R-11-1991-
924 R-14-1991-
874 Morshansk-1992-
937 R-18-1992-
978 R-19-1992-
921 R-20-1993-
946 R-24-1994-
870 R-2-2001-
916 R-29-2003-
962 R-71-1985-
124 -1990-
U156 Kremenchuk-1997-
U155 Nikopol-1997-

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