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Tarantul class corvette by megalobo Tarantul class corvette by megalobo
The Project 1241.1 Molniya (Lightning) are a class of Soviet missile corvettes. The NATO designation is Tarantul. These ships were designed to replace the Osa class missile boats. In the late 1970s, the Soviets realised the need for a larger, more seaworthy craft with better gun armament and higher positioned air search radars. The need for these improvements was underscored by the First Gulf War, when 12 Iraqi 'Osa-I's' were destroyed or damaged by short ranged Sea Skua anti-ship missiles. They were attacked by British Lynx helicopters, but the Osa crews didn't notice them because they flew below their radar horizon. In the Tarantul, both the single 76 mm main gun and the two 30 mm Gatling-type guns are used for air defence, together with a comprehensive electronic warfare suite. The boats are built by the Petrovsky yard (Leningrad), Rybinsk and Ulis yard (Vladivostok). A version of these ships for coastal anti submarine warfare and patrol was developed as the Pauk class corvette or Project 1241.2. The Indian navy paid approximately $30 million each to license-produce Tarantul-I in the early nineties. With over 30 sales on the export market the Tarantul has been a relative success for the Russian shipbuilding industry. Tarantul class vessels operate with the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) but exact figures are disputed. Some sources credit the PLAN with at least one Tarantul presently in use and more than 30 planned (licensed indigenous production), while other sources reject this estimate, mostly because of the availability of indigenous 'Houijan' missile corvettes (also with some Russian content).

I hope you enjoy!
Добро пожаловать на борт, приятель!

(eu sempre achei essas letrinhas russas bem legais XD)
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:iconzippy5:
zippy5 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
small and nimble
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:iconmegalobo:
megalobo Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are the great advantages of this class of warship, indeed.
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colliewolf2010 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
if its one thing about the Russians, that like to build big! lol i like there Carrier's BIIG!
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:iconmegalobo:
megalobo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is true, the Russian giantism is unprecedented. hehehe
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:iconcolliewolf2010:
colliewolf2010 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
but that is what makes the Russian navy intimidating lol I've seen high speed boats carrying missiles twice the size of the ship itself.
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:iconmegalobo:
megalobo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do not know why that story reminded me of that "Soviet Russia jokes" so famous on the internet. It seems that the joke has a grain of truth.
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colliewolf2010 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ha ha yep well i think bigger is better.
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:iconmegalobo:
megalobo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lolly:
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:iconcolliewolf2010:
colliewolf2010 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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:iconlanhudie:
Lanhudie Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Hmm, why do i think this pic is too simple :(
Maybe just my personal feeling, nice art though! ;)
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:iconmegalobo:
megalobo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In fact this work seems an anticlimax after the "trem das sete" full of details, it was a quick job, I took a little over half an hour to complete, maybe this is the reason for your feeling. The ship itself does not have many details to be explored ... But, stay connected, for sure you'll like the next ship I'll post! :D
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Darkaiz Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
tl;dr.
Is that a bofors cannon at the front or an italian gun?
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:iconmegalobo:
megalobo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I believe that is the main anti air gun of 76 mm, standard in this type of vessel. Along with two 30 mm Gatling-type weapons are the anti air equipament or the Tarantul corvette. Bofors cannon in general is 40 mm then I believe it is not that model.
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Darkaiz Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Okay. It's sometimes hard to distinquish them from another (those that I'm thinking of).

Anyways, it's a nice ship :D Well done.
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:iconmegalobo:
megalobo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, my friend!
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Darkaiz Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome ^^
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:iconart-e86:
Art-e86 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
:icongreatjobplz: - nice bit of info as well megalobo. :highfive:
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:iconmegalobo:
megalobo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot my friend! :horns:
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:iconart-e86:
Art-e86 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
...and thank you Megalobo
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:iconmegalobo:
megalobo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lolly:
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:iconpactosh:
Pactosh Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect!
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:iconmegalobo:
megalobo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconpactosh:
Pactosh Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome!
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TreborNehoc Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011   Photographer
nice work
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:iconmegalobo:
megalobo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconfabio-mikk:
Fabio-mikk Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Muito bom, Marco, um dos meus sonhos é viajar de navio hehe.
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:iconmegalobo:
megalobo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mt obrigado Fábio! Então são dois! O mar sempre me atraiu, e é um dos meus sonhos tb. Mas infelizmente a viagem de barco mais longa q fiz foi do Rio a Ilha de Paquetá hehe e foi numa traineira pequena, mas foi bem divertido, o mar tava encrespado e o barco jogava mt, a unica parte chata foi q minha namorada na época passou mal e fez uma lambança no chão do barco hahahaha
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Fabio-mikk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, eu só atravessei a barca de Santos pro Guarujá, Vixi, logo no barco...
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:iconmegalobo:
megalobo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehehe pra vc ver! Ainda bem q não foi em cima de mim :D
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:iconfabio-mikk:
Fabio-mikk Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, pois é, se bem que estando no mar você poderia se lavar, zueira, seria péssimo...
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:iconmegalobo:
megalobo Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huahahaha!
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tarpalsfan Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
I always love your drawings, the details are always so well rendered. Another thing, you always provide a great information-that isn't just another ship. I wouldn't know it from any other military style vessel without the above-thank you! :hug: from tarp
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:iconmegalobo:
megalobo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks, my friend! I always like to pass some information about what I draw, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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tarpalsfan Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
I always read the info. that goes along with your illustrations. You put alot of effort into researching, writing, as well as drawing. I appriciate that.:hug:
Happy Valentines Day too! :wave: from tarp
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:iconmegalobo:
megalobo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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tarpalsfan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
;)
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CrazySammo19 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
totally! what this person said!
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tarpalsfan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
:)
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zkfanart Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Muito bom mesmo, gosto destas embarcações de deslocamento relativamente modesto (menos de 1000 toneladas) mas com um pusta poder de fogo. Comparável a elas são as da classe Esmeraldas do Equador :icongreatjobplz:
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megalobo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mt obrigado! Vc tem razão, as Esmeraldas foram a principal ponta de lança da Marinha do Equador na recente crise com a Colombia, com deslocamento rápido e vasto poder de fogo são armas de valor tático q não podemos desprezar.
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zkfanart Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
De nada! Não é para menos, e ao sul tem o Peru, com aquelas Lupo mais seis submarinos U-209...
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:iconmegalobo:
megalobo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pois é, e ainda tem gente que critica os recentes (e tímidos) investimentos bélicos do Brasil, a verdade é q estamos ficando para trás até mesmo em relação aos nossos instáveis vizinhos, é como diz o famoso axioma "se queres a paz, prepara-te para guerra".
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:iconzkfanart:
zkfanart Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Concordo contigo total e absolutamente, em genero numero e grau e assino em baixo :thumbsup:
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:iconmegalobo:
megalobo Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehehe vlw!
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:iconzkfanart:
zkfanart Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
De nada! ^^
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P-edr0 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Tambem gosto dessas letrinhas russas hahaha, belo desenho =].
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megalobo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Obrigado kra! É, essas letrinhas são bem simpáticas. Eu imagino q alguem tentou escrever cheio de vodka e as letras sairam assim, e no dia seguinte acharam q ficou bonito e resolveram adotar como alfabeto Hehehehehe
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P-edr0 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
UHasuhusah genial sua explicação, certeza que foi isso.
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:iconmegalobo:
megalobo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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