27 February 2022

Timely! Russia’s Navy: The Soviet and Russian Navy, 1955 – Present Day

A comprehensive compendium of Moscow’s naval ships and associated missiles/weapons & sensors from seven decades ago to right now, as you’ve never seen them before… Consult this unparalleled unclassified reference for analysis or war gaming today! 

Larry Bond, Chris Carlson, and Peter Grining, eds., Russia’s Navy: The Soviet and Russian Navy, 1955 – Present Day (Admiralty Trilogy Group, June 2021).

Russia’s Navy lists all Soviet and Russian warships in service between 1955 and the present day, as well as some Border Patrol ships and other vessels. It is designed as a sourcebook for Harpoon, fifth edition, but it can also be used as a general reference. Organized as a collection of annexes, Annex A provides statistics on ships as built, and any modifications and refits over time, sometimes many times. Annexes C and on give detailed weapons and sensors characteristics, including guns, missiles, ASW weapons, radars, sonars, with all the information needed to use them in a Harpoon scenario.

In addition to real-world platforms, many canceled or proposed ships and their systems are also described. The book also provides information on land-based radars, coastal antiship and surface-to-air missile specifications and battery organization. Supplemental annexes list ship classifications and factors used to convert weapons and sensor information into game data.

This June 2021 second printing has been updated with all errata and changes since the first printing in July 2020.