The size of the newest Russian helicopter carriers reveals hidden plans for their use


Last year, Russia began construction of two Project 23900 universal helicopter carriers, which will enter service in 2025 and 2027. The huge size of the ships speaks not only of their use as assault ships and helicopter carriers, but also hints at hidden plans for their operation.


According to one of the senior officials of the Russian Ministry of Defense, the displacement of each of the aircraft carriers will be about 44 tons. However, it is unclear whether this means the full displacement of ships, and whether the helicopter carriers will have a greater displacement with a full set of aircraft, armored vehicles, as well as marines and weapons.

To estimate the size of the new Russian helicopter carriers, it should be noted that the displacement of the world's largest UDC-class Wasp of the US Navy is about 40 tons, while the new similar ships of the America-class have a displacement of about 000 tons each at full combat load ... It is also believed that the new Chinese aircraft carriers of the 45 type have a displacement of about 000 tons each, while the Mistral and Dokdo class ships made in France and South Korea, respectively, have about 075 tons.

Thus, the ships of the project 23900 can become the world's largest universal helicopter carriers.

Their size casts doubt on their use exclusively as helicopter carriers and amphibious assault ships - perhaps Russia, following the example of the United States, will use the decks of such aircraft carriers for vertical take-off and landing of aircraft. According to some reports, the creation of such an aircraft in Russia has entered the stage of practical implementation.
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  1. steelmaker Online steelmaker
    steelmaker 8 February 2021 18: 42
    -6
    If you want to make God laugh, tell everyone about your plans.

    How I do not like this kind of news. Some "show-off". By the 25th, and even more so by the 27th, everything will change a hundred times.
  2. Binder Offline Binder
    Binder (Miron) 8 February 2021 21: 27
    -11%
    Again, everything is in the future tense - the helicopter carriers have just been laid, there are no vertical take-off deck aircraft even as a prototype, but the boast is gushing - the ships can become the world's largest helicopter carriers. Yeah, the late informer "Kuzya" sends them warm greetings. wassat
    1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
      Just a cat (Bayun) 9 February 2021 07: 12
      +3
      In Odessa, apparently you haven't heard about the Yak? laughing they were just not needed.
      1. Binder Offline Binder
        Binder (Miron) 9 February 2021 17: 31
        -7
        In Odessa, they heard about what in the village of Gadyukino they have no idea. laughing
        1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
          Alexndr p (Alexander) 18 February 2021 12: 08
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          In Odessa, they also heard about what the village of Gadyukino has no idea about. laughing

          after 48 inhabitants of Odessa were burned and the city endured it - the mention of your homeland is associated with the brown color and boundless patience of the local masses - from which nerus was blinded, like from soft plasticine

          In total, the lists of the dead include 48 people. Seven of them are women. 43 bodies identified. However, the identity of the five victims has not been established - their bodies are disfigured beyond recognition.

          Odessa swallowed seven women burned alive. Maybe more. After animals - do not understand who burned there
          So, if I were you, I would not paint smileys, Semit. You yourself know how in Ukraine they like to burn and put your tribe on a pitchfork - if they burn Ukrainians like that, then the bell is already ringing for you

          And you draw all the emoticons and bark at the Rossiyushka. A strange character.
          1. Binder Offline Binder
            Binder (Miron) 18 February 2021 14: 51
            -1
            Quote: Alexander P
            If I were you, I wouldn't paint smiles, Semit.

            If I were you, I would not give me advice, Finn-Finn, I’ll somehow figure out what to do without them.
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  4. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 9 February 2021 14: 45
    0
    On such machines it is easy to restore order along the Black Sea coast. And then you can serve the liturgy in the Sophia Church ...