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Pauk-class corvette
Bulgarian Navy Pauk class corvette Bodri
Class overview
Operators:  Soviet Navy
 Russian Navy
 Indian Navy
 Bulgarian Navy
 Cuban Navy
 Vietnamese People's Navy
 Ukrainian Navy
Preceded by: Poti class corvette
General characteristics
Type: Anti-submarine corvette
Displacement: 500 long tons (508 t) standard, 580 long tons (589 t) full load
Length: 57 m (187 ft)
Beam: 9.4 m (30 ft 10 in)
Draught: 2.4 m (7 ft 10 in)
Propulsion: 2 shaft M504 diesels, 20,000 shp (14,914 kW)
Speed: 28–34 knots (51.9 km/h/32.2 mph – 63 km/h/39.1 mph)
Range: 1,650 nautical miles (3,056 km; 1,899 mi) at 14 kn (25.9 km/h; 16.1 mph)
Complement: 40
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Radar: Spin Trough, Bass Tilt, Air surface search
  • Sonar: Medium frequency hull mounted and Bronza dipping sonar
  • 1 SA-N-5 SAM (1x4)
  • 1 x 76 mm (3.0 in) gun
  • 1 x 30 mm (1.2 in) gun (AK-630)
  • 2 x RBU 1200 anti submarine rocket launchers
  • 4 x 406 mm (16 in) anti submarine torpedo tubes; some ships have 2 x 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes)
  • The Pauk class is the NATO reporting name for a class of small patrol corvettes built for the Soviet Navy and export customers between 1977 and 1989. The Russian designation is Project 1241.2 Molniya-2. These ships are designed for coastal patrol and inshore anti-submarine warfare. The design is the patrol version of the Tarantul class corvette which is designated Project 1241.1 by the Russians, but is slightly longer and has diesel engines. The Ships are fitted with a dipping sonar which is also used in Soviet helicopters.


    Soviet Navy[]

    45 boats were built for the Soviets, of which 18 remain in Russian Navy service (including those operated by the Maritime border guard). Four ships are operated by the Ukrainian Navy or Ukrainian Coast Guard (sources vary)


    Bulgarian Navy[]

    Two ships transferred in 1989/90 - Bodri (Brisk) and Reshitelni (Decisive)

    Cuban Navy[]

    One ship in service.

    Indian Navy[]

    Four ships transferred in the late 1980s and are known as the Abhay class. A plan to license-produce more units in India was abandoned in favor of the indigenous Kamorta class. Ships named INS Abhay (Fearless) INS Ajay (Unconquerable) INS Akshay (Indestructible) INS Agray (Aggressive)

    Ukrainian Navy[]

    Two ships transferred, the U207 Uzghorod (now decommissioned) and the U208 Khmelnytskyi (in service).

    Ukrainian Sea Guard[]

    BG-51 Poltava is in service with the Ukrainian Sea Guard.



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