The Drive: Russia should abandon the cursed aircraft carrier


Repair of the Russian aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov" has practically stopped in recent months, writes The Drive magazine. At the same time, according to Russian media reports, the two new landing ships under construction for the Russian Navy will be even larger than previously assumed. Ultimately, these new vessels will become a much more flexible, affordable and useful alternative to the Admiral Kuznetsov.


At the end of 2016, the aircraft carrier took part in its only combat operation in the Eastern Mediterranean, during which the MiG-29 and Su-33 on board were lost due to accidents. In 2017, the ship arrived at the shipyard in Murmansk for refitting. But the work is progressing extremely slowly. In October 2018, a floating drydock containing the ship sank, causing a crane to crash into the deck of the ship and cause significant damage. In December 2019, there was a serious fire aboard the aircraft carrier.

According to a source cited by TASS, the ship must return to sea to undergo relevant tests in 2022. However, there is no official data on the completion of work on the "Admiral Kuznetsov". Meanwhile, the displacement of the new Project 23900 landing ships will be about 44 tons. For comparison: the standard displacement of the "Admiral Kuznetsov" is about 000 tons.

Under the leadership of Russian President Vladimir Putin, two universal amphibious assault ships of a new design with a displacement of 40 tons each were laid

- noted the Deputy Minister of Defense of Russia Alexey Krivoruchko.

Another reason why the Russian Federation should abandon the "damned" aircraft carrier in favor of two modern amphibious assault ships is the too limited ability to take off from its deck of combat aircraft. Without a launch catapult, aircraft can operate on board the Admiral Kuznetsov only with a reduced payload.

In addition, the use of only one aircraft carrier significantly reduces the capabilities of naval aviation in real combat.

Ultimately, the new landing ships are potentially much more functional than the Admiral Kuznetsov. It is expected that the 23900 project will include six landing craft to transport about 75 armored vehicles, 900 military personnel and auxiliary equipment. The ships will also be able to function as hospital ships or flagships for coastal combat operations. After certain modifications or with a dedicated aviation group on board, these combat ships can also carry out anti-submarine or mine action. In addition, amphibious assault ships always demonstrate their usefulness in non-combat scenarios, including the provision of humanitarian assistance.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Tamara Smirnova Offline Tamara Smirnova
    Tamara Smirnova (Tamara Smirnova) 15 January 2021 12: 55
    0
    And someone asked them for advice? Go by, Dear Ones. Your boomerang is in your back.
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 15 January 2021 13: 36
    0
    Why don't the advisors slash a dozen of their useless aircraft carriers? After all, they have more functional landing ships?
    Do not teach to live, show by example.
  3. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 15 January 2021 13: 55
    +1
    If the deck is small, then guided drones can be launched. The commotion caused by "Kuznetsov" off the coast of Syria is worth it to live further and serve Russia.
    1. Cyril Offline Cyril
      Cyril (Kirill) 16 January 2021 15: 23
      -2
      If the deck is small, then guided drones can be launched.

      Which, firstly, do not exist, and secondly, they cannot replace a carrier-based fighter.

      Commotion caused by "Kuznetsov" off the coast of Syria

      This is when two carrier-based fighters MiG-29K and Su-33 were lost?
  4. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 15 January 2021 14: 37
    +1
    Only helicopters and drones can be lifted from the new UDC. We do not have VTOL aircraft now.
    The path will now be Kuzya and 2 UDC. Then Kuzya can be used as a training ship, it is necessary to train pilots on a real ship. An imitation of a deck on land is the initial stage, you cannot do without a real ship.
    Anyway, 3 is better than 2.
  5. isofat Offline isofat
    isofat (isofat) 15 January 2021 14: 40
    +2


    An entire class of US warships has become scrap metal.
  6. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 15 January 2021 15: 39
    +2
    The Russian Federation should abandon the accursed Gaidar Institute and its graduates, and the Russian warships will still serve.
  7. greenchelman Offline greenchelman
    greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 15 January 2021 15: 58
    +1
    Project 23900: standard displacement 30 tons; full displacement of 000 tons. So the record

    Meanwhile, the displacement of the new Project 23900 landing ships will be about 44 tons.

    - is incorrect.

    Moreover, the displacement of the "Admiral Kuznetsov": standard - 46 tons; normal - 540 tons; full - 53 tons; the largest - 050 59 tons. Therefore, the record

    For comparison: the standard displacement of the "Admiral Kuznetsov" is about 52000 tons

    - is also incorrect.
  8. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 15 January 2021 18: 28
    -1
    Yeah, only the UDC is one and a half times smaller, shorter and narrower. What kind of aircraft are they from ...

    And an aircraft carrier, even one, is power. Simply because of the difference in power between aircraft and helicopters.
    At this point, either the hands and head of the repairmen grow from where they need it, or a story about a fox and grapes ...
  9. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
    Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 15 January 2021 21: 02
    -3
    You don't need to cut anything, and you don't need to start anything. It is worth the Pride of the USSR and modern Russia, even if it is, it can only pull up where it is smaller, so that it would not happen like with a floating dock.
    God protects the saved!
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 16 January 2021 20: 48
      +1
      You don't need to cut anything, and you don't need to start anything. It is worth the Pride of the USSR and modern Russia, even if it is, it can only pull up where it is smaller, so that it would not happen like with a floating dock.
      God protects the saved!

      How do you recommend to weld "Zaporozhye" to the pier?
      1. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
        Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 16 January 2021 21: 00
        -2
        Obviously, it will be safer and cheaper for Russia and the whole world!
  10. It’s a very fine steamer — Uncle Kuzya! It's a pity to cut it for scrap! Maybe blacks sell it?