"Floating disaster": the United States assessed the prospects of the cruiser "Admiral Kuznetsov"

The American media drew attention to the condition of the only aircraft-carrying cruiser in Russia, Admiral Kuznetsov, which is currently experiencing major technical problems. Experts of the resource 19fortyfive.com draw attention to the low environmental characteristics of the ship's operation - in particular, to the acrid black smoke formed as a result of the combustion of fuel oil and the partial burnout of engine oil.

Fuel oil was used by naval forces and commercial ships until the 1960s and 70s, after which many warships were converted to nuclear or gas turbine propulsion systems. The first and the second run on nuclear and diesel fuel. Fuel oil, on the other hand, contains a high level of sulfur, which is partially burned in the engines of the Admiral Kuznetsov, causing thick black smoke.

At the same time, fuel oil requires the use of a complex system of pipes and boilers. They, in the opinion of the Americans, are poorly built and often fail. The cruiser's boiler system had become so unusable that sometimes the ship had to work only on one boiler, because of which it could move at a speed of only four knots. Therefore, the aircraft carrier was often accompanied by sea tugs.

Now the ship, according to 19fortyfive.com, is a real floating disaster. The problem could be corrected by providing the ship with a nuclear power plant or a gas turbine engine, but such plans have not been announced. Now the ship is causing great inconvenience to the Navy, and the Russians will undoubtedly come up with a lot of excuses for this.
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  1. alex5450 Offline alex5450
    alex5450 (Alex L) 5 November 2021 09: 28
    how many years have passed they only noticed.
  2. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 5 November 2021 11: 08
    hint that it's time to send the last aircraft carrier to the scrap as soon as possible, and we will be happy
  3. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 5 November 2021 11: 36
    It looks like the editorial office needed to fill in the empty space, they quickly wrote about the smoke from the chimneys, which, as it were, hints at the level of experts.

    If anyone is interested in something other than black smoke, here is a little about the program for the construction of aircraft carriers in the United States.
    (report to Congress October 19, 2021)

    CVN-78 Gerald R. Ford13, purchased in fiscal 2008... the purchase of the vessel is estimated at $ 13 million (ie approximately $ 316,5 billion) in dollars of the same year.
    The vessel was put into operation on July 22, 2017.
    The Navy is currently working to complete construction, testing and certification.

    They have been fighting over the elimination of problems with lifts for aircraft and weapons since 2018 (as of July 23, 2020, 6 out of 11 were put into operation), they are fighting with varying degrees of success and do not lose optimism.

    On March 23, 2021, Navy Admiral John Aquilino revealed that nine out of 11
    the elevators have been "refurbished"
    May 13, 2021 - about four years after the handover of the ship to the Navy -
    it was reported that four of the 11 lifts will not be certified until
    November 2021, XNUMX
    July 21, 2021 - Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Michael.
    Gilday reportedly stated, “We will deliver two more [elevators] in early fall.
    [2021] and then the remaining two by the end of 2021 ....

    The problems are not limited to elevators.

    In addition to the challenges of building, testing and certifying shipboard elevators for armaments, the Navy has reportedly worked on solving problems with other systems on the ship, including its propulsion and electrical systems... Technical problems related to weapon lifts and other ship systems, postponed the first deployment of the ship until 2022at least until 2022. five years after the ship was put into operation.

    Another interesting thing. Electromagnetic catapults seem to be an effective thing (although their journalists claim the opposite), he adds problems, they create interference. It looks like you shouldn't rely on electronics during flights.

    In December, 840 take-offs and landings were carried out.
    Record rates of 170 and 175 take-offs per day.
    for 2050 5 (700 times more than in 7).

    Field tests have identified significant electromagnetic radiation hazards and interference problems.

    Probably radiation hazard warning labels will not add optimism to the inhabitants of the wunderwaffe.
    It is not clear whether the lead briefs will appear with the standard equipment of the crew.

    It looks like the problem has not been completely eliminated, operational restrictions will remain.

    A little about the rise in the cost of construction ... It seems that inflation and cost increases are not only our own phenomenon, it turns out that these things are not alien to the Americans.

    As shown in Table 3, the estimated procurement costs of CVN-78, CVN-79 and CVN-80 were
    have grown by 27,0%, 29,8% and 15,8%, respectively, since the presentation of the 2008 fiscal budget.

    It's expensive even for them. They are considering the construction of light aircraft carriers. While dreaming to build up to 6 units. until 2045.

    The naval engineering community has already begun designing light aircraft carriers
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 5 November 2021 12: 04
    19fortyfive.com - a site open in the crown, so that it is not boring to be sick at home.

    To refer to it .. .... as on announcements about dogs.

    How old is the smoke news?
  5. sH, arK Offline sH, arK
    sH, arK 5 November 2021 15: 34
    Kuzya - the ship is not very successful ... The first pancake - he is the first ... It, of course, can be repaired, it can be done endlessly, but what's the point? An aircraft carrier - with an increase in the range of aviation, taking into account guided weapons, as well as the development of anti-ship missiles, the rapid development of UAVs - turns into a pumpkin ... For the island powers from AUKUS, and aircraft carriers are virtually uncontested, albeit ineffective. But why the hell do we step on this rusty rake?
    1. Sofa division Offline Sofa division
      Sofa division (Maksim) 5 November 2021 19: 41
      An aircraft carrier is definitely a useful thing that increases tactical capabilities. Better that they were than if they weren't. But not at any cost, since we do not print green candy wrappers. There will be a self-sufficient economy - there will be brand new aircraft carriers.
  6. Netyn Offline Netyn
    Netyn (Netyn) 5 November 2021 20: 18
    There is nothing to comment on.
    Has Pan Seryozha started graphomaniac for 19fortyfive.com
    PS The photo shows one of the most modern surface ships of the US Navy - the lead "littoral" battleship LCS 1 Freedom (in San Diego on February 19, 2016).

  7. bobba94 Offline bobba94
    bobba94 (Vladimir) 6 November 2021 22: 45
    Captain Vrungel correctly said in the old cartoon: "As you name the ship, so it will float" ....... When designing, the aircraft-carrying cruiser was called "Soviet Union". When it was laid down at the shipyard of the Black Sea Shipyard, it was already called "Riga". When launched, it was "Leonid Brezhnev". "Tbilisi" has already entered the tests. But the aircraft-carrying cruiser "Admiral Kuznetsov" was adopted ... This is a whole poem with renaming ...