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AK-223


A Project 1204 Shmel Border patrol boat. fotki.yandex.ru

AK-223 is a Project 1204 Shmel heavily-armoured riverine patrol boat, designed for patrol duties on rivers and lakes, vessels and boats combat sweep, artillery shooting assistance for ground forces; troops with with armament carrying during crossing and acting in river basins; largely unsuitable for open seas operations, but can be used for protecting harbors and acting littoral and shallow-water seas areas.

REGISTRATION

Caspian Flotilla

CONSTRUCTION, NAME

AK-223 was laid down at Shipyard named after 61 Communards in Nikolaev. Commissioned on June 22, 1969.

PERFORMANCE

Speed: 24 knots
Range: 320 nautical miles (10 knots), 240 nautical miles (20 knots)
Autonomy: 7 days
Crew: 14 men (1 officer)

DIMENSIONS

Displacement: full load - 71 tonnes
Length: 27,4 meters
Beam: 4,32 meters
Draft: 0,85 meter

PROPULSION

2x1200 hp, diesels M-50F, 2 diesel generators DGA-25-9 x25 kW

ARMAMENT

1x1 76 mm D-56TS 150 rounds
1x2 25 mm 2M-3M (on 698-700, 301-347)
1x2 14,5 mm 2M-6 (on 651-694, on 695 - 2M-6T, later replaced on 2M-3M)
1x1 7,62 mm SGMT with D-56TS
1x17 140 mm rocket launcher BM-14-17 34 rounds OF-949
4x1 30 mm grenade launchers BP-30 Plamya
4 mines UGDM or 10 mines YaM