The Nanuchka class was the NATO reporting name for a series of corvettes or small missile ships built for the Soviet Navy and export customers between 1969 and 1981. The Soviet designation was Project 1234 Ovod (Gadfly) Small Missile Ship. These ships were designed around the P-120 Malakhit anti ship missile. Export versions used the P-15 Termit Styx missile. Reportedly, it was the Mirazh, a Project 1234 corvette, that sank a Georgian vessel during an attempted attack on Russian ships near Abkhazia’s coast on August 10, 2008.

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