It's a prototype launcher for M-11 SAM system (SA-N-3 Goblet)What is the missile launcher in the A and C positions on the first few images, looks kind of like a Roland style launcher with the missile being transferred to the launcher horizontally?
Specifications are provided earlier in this topic:JohnR said:The "Ivan Tarawa" looks to have evolved from the Kiev class? Are there any stats on her?
Naval Commander-in-Chief Adm. Vladimir Vysotsk has been quoted as saying "We will not only buy the helicopter-carrier but also the technology for building it."sealordlawrence said:The reason the Russians want to buy a Mistral is simple. Russian naval shipbuilding and design is still stuck in the 1970s/80s. It is decades behind what European yards are capable of in terms of cost effectiveness and design capacity. The hope is that procuring a Mistral they can also buy the associated technology and feed it into the carrier programme. Also remember that no Russian yard has ever built and aircraft carrier, they were all previously built in the Ukraine.
Do you know by any chance what type of aircraft was suposed to be the twin turboprop, the silhouette of the fighter looks like a Yak-41, but the turboprop seems to have no rotodome, and a single fin ( so not a Yak-44...i think )Triton said:Proposed full-carrier conversion of Baku later renamed Admiral Gorshkov.
i suppose all only in russian language !!!borovik said:Sources:
A.Sokolov "Alternative - unbuilt ships Rossiyskogo and the Soviet navy. "
"The development of aircraft carriers in the USSR"
"Citadel"1998 № 3
"Aviation and cosmonautic" 2008 № 9
Are the tubes deep enough for that?TomS said:My guess would be that those are ballistic missile launch tubes. This was firmly in Khrushchev's "missiles above all else" phase, after all.
PS: TsKB-17 was the name of the design bureau, not the specific design.
This is six missiles P-100 (range 2000km)"Any guess as to the large VLS-like drums aft?"
Gone ! :-(Triton said:To Be or Not To Be: The Development of Soviet Deck Aviation by Vadim Kolnogorov, of the Central Naval Museum in St. Petersburg, is a very interesting history of Soviet Navy aircraft carriers.
The models of the various Kondor concepts are very interesting, especially the catamaran based design. Might it have been a bit more seaworthy than the Moskvas proved to be? Although it does look somewhat top heavy.Triton said:
I'm interested in the AWACS. Did the Soviets ever start development of a small AWACS system that could fit on a carrier?Grey Havoc said:The Ul'yanovsk deck spotting diagram was very interesting.
Yak-44 got as far as a mock-up in 1991. I assume that this drawing shows that aircraft, which resembled an E-2, only somewhat larger.blackstar said:I'm interested in the AWACS. Did the Soviets ever start development of a small AWACS system that could fit on a carrier?