Well it seems that i have to improve my entry...............;;;
1) On this ship refitted in 1958 You've got bow-located RBU-6000 launcher, that entered service in 1960-1961. Leaving aside why anyone would put it on a cruiser, particularly one that has no sonar and therefore no effective means of aiming them, it has to be noted that these launchers demand quite sizeable belowdeck installations
The RBU-6000 is really a distinctive part of russian ships so i really wished to have it.
To me the system don't seem so hard to set up.
I've chosen to keep the hull unchanged, but i should add a sonar.
2) P-15 launchers miss one important thing - rocket blast deflectors of some sorts (Osa 1 class had small ones behind hangars, Tarantul class had specially shaped superstructure etc.) - especially the forward-most launchers, due to their higher location, when launching missiles would nicely fry the launchers behind them. And definitely You'd have to shield somehow the doors and portholes visible in the background.
I should look for how to design deflectors.
3) I see another RBU-6000 amidships. Besides everything from point 1), I'm also bit curious about how all of it - the radar mast, launchers, superstructure and P-15 launchers - fit together on width (and it's also strange place to locate RBU's at all. Actually I don't remember any other ship than Pr.1155 to have them located in similar place). And finally, the AAA emplacements next to it, when missiles are fired will be a very unpleasant place.
I have to confess that i've simply used the structure from the Gollevainen Pr.57A Kanin.
4) And last but not least - the SAM launcher. Let's leave aside the fact that China never (at least officialy) got M-1 Volna complex (SA-N-1 in NATO code), as in this timeline it could. Problem is, that this ship is supposedly refitted in 1958, so taking whole process of refit into account (both the preliminary design and actual re-construction) they should be available even earlier. Problem is, that in 1958 even Soviet's didn't had M-1's available - actually in 1958 they didn't even had S-125 Neva (land-based SAM from which M-1 was derived) available yet. First S-125's were delivered to operational units only in 1961, while first M-1's were trialled in 1962 on destroyer Bravyi (Pr.56K).
So what kind of SAM can i use?
I see twoo solution:
- Move the time line to 1963.
the chinese were very slow to rebuild it (that fits with the state of China after the war)or used it a few years with it's original british systems.
- Remove the RBU-6000 and the SA-N-1