New Russian Carrier Design Unveiled

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New Russian Carrier Design Unveiled

Post by VNAF ONE » Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:57 pm

Thought a bunch of you here may be interested in this.


The Krylov State Research Center has unveiled plans for a large Russian carrier, Project Shtorm, which is comparable to the USN Nimitz class. This carrier is 1.5 times the size of the Kuznetsov and features lots of goodies.

- 95-100k tons displacement
- at least 2 catapults (possibly EMALS)
- 1 large ski-jump, another smaller one
- 2 islands
- 4 elevators
- 2 cranes
- 4000-5000 crew
- 80-90 aircraft

This would make for Russia's first ship of this kind, a "multipurpose aircraft carrier". It's still unclear whether this will actually end up being Russia's ship due to its expense ($3 billion/160 billion Roubles) or whether RU will sell it in exchange for weapons. It's possible the project's purpose may be to prove useful marine intelligence for other eastern powers such as India and China.

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New Russian Carrier Design Unveiled

Post by Deleted User 1872 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:16 pm

That thing is a beast. I love it :D

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New Russian Carrier Design Unveiled

Post by Copperhead » Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:30 pm

I'll be amazed if they even make one, and it probably wont have navalised T-50s. Interesting though.
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New Russian Carrier Design Unveiled

Post by Doggeh1 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:50 pm

how big is it compared to the queen elizabeth class carriers?

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New Russian Carrier Design Unveiled

Post by NajmiCreative » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:04 pm

Whoa..thats so epic.....
Hope it didn't end up like the Ulyanovsk aircraft carrier which cancelled when it just around 20% completion....
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New Russian Carrier Design Unveiled

Post by Bombcat » Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:33 am

Looks like a dual islands design like the newer European carriers. I think the best early indicator we might get for how serious the Russians might be about this would be flying hardware for a carrier capable AEW type like the one on the model. That, possibly more than anything else, is a real mark of a proper super carrier.
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New Russian Carrier Design Unveiled

Post by vandal » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:26 pm

Naval Sukhoi PAK FA look nice!
Twin tower design all the rage these days.
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