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Soviet unbuilt projects

TomS

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I think this is early concept art for Project 80, which seems to be an extension of other Soviet tank float concepts where there are separate pontoons that basically wrap around the vehicle and provide both floatation and propulsion. In this case, there are two boats, with retractable hydrofoils, that attach to either side of the tank. The front foil could retract vertically into the boat hull, but there is no ramp.

This article (in Russian) has some images of related concepts.

https://topwar.ru/74-tank-na-podvodnyx-krylyax.html
 

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Graham1973 said:
This picture of a proposed destroyer design from before WWII was posted on the Warship Projects forum a few years back..
The drawing's caption reads: 'Placement of a reloading mechanism by the engineer Champness'. As it may be seen the mechanism is for torpedo reloading, if I am not mistaken, there is the twin torpedo launcher and twelve reloads.
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TomS said:
I think this is early concept art for Project 80, which seems to be an extension of other Soviet tank float concepts where there are separate pontoons that basically wrap around the vehicle and provide both floatation and propulsion. In this case, there are two boats, with retractable hydrofoils, that attach to either side of the tank. The front foil could retract vertically into the boat hull, but there is no ramp.

This article (in Russian) has some images of related concepts.

https://topwar.ru/74-tank-na-podvodnyx-krylyax.html
I think it might be a rival project to Project 80. That looks like a single hull there in the 1960 image.
 

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Grey Havoc said:
The present day Russian Navy could certainly have used some of these.

Project 1077 Squadron Radar Picket Ship (what would have been known in the West as a Area Air Defense cruiser). Like it's western counterpart, the Ticonderoga class cruiser, it would have doubled as a command ship, although it would have been built in far smaller numbers (initial requirement was for 4 units, one per fleet):



Initial design - 1970.



Updated 1077 design - 1977.



Carrier (arsenal ship) type variant - 1980.
Updated images/source link/s (please note that the arsenal ship version, armed with a naval tactical missile derived from elements of the 'original' Topol missile, was actually from 1987):






http://otvaga2004.ru/atrina/atrina-atrina/atrina_2_ships/proekt-1077/

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