The Kirov class started out as Project 26. The Kirov class was the first to be built by the new Soviet government.
Kirov and Maxim Gorkiy were to be built for the Baltic Fleet. The Voroshilov and Molotov were to be built for the Black Sea.
In 1933 the Soviet Union obtained the designs to the Italian Raimondo Montecuccoli class and was the basis for the Kirov class.
There was one catapult for the KOR-1 floatplanes.
||Weight of Shell
|7.1" / 18.1 cm
|3.9" L/56 B34
Their were diesel engines for cruising.