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[It used to be the best (only?) way to sink a ship of the line was cannon fire and/or torpedoes.

Nowadays all it takes is a rowboat and a couple of R-360 Neptune anti-ship missiles.]


The Moskva's last moments: Audio recording reveals crew frantically calling for help from Putin's sinking flagship and saying 'communication with bridge is cut' as sirens blare

Ukraine said it hit the Moskva with two R-360 Neptune anti-ship missiles

Russia had claimed flagship of Russia's Black Sea Fleet sank after fire onboard

Audio has now emerged of a crew member saying the ship was hit twice.



R-360 Neptune (Ukrainian: ?-360 «??????», romanized: R-360 "Neptun") is a Ukrainian anti-ship cruise missile developed by the Luch Design Bureau.

Neptune's design is based on the Soviet Kh-35 anti-ship missile, with substantially improved range and electronics.[2]

The system requirement was for a single missile to defeat surface warships and transport vessels with a displacement of up to 5,000 tons, either in convoys or moving individually.

The system entered service with the Ukrainian Navy in March 2021.[3]
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