A view of SS-N-12 Shaddock missile launch tubes and an SA-N-3 missile launcher mounted on the bow of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG). Two 30mm close-in weapons systems guns are mounted on the forward part of the island and two more are mounted at the forward edge of the flight deck. A Bass Tilt fire control radar is mounted next to the deck edge guns
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED)
Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Bishop
Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files
Cold War era aerial photographs of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carriers made by US Navy pilots.