Russian Navy Command Rejects Air-Cushion Landing Ships

first_img December 26, 2011 Russian Navy Command Rejects Air-Cushion Landing Ships Share this article View post tag: ships Russian Navy command made a decision not to purchase Project 12322 Zubr small-size air-cushion landing ships, reports Izvestiya referring to a source in Navy Main HQ.Instead, it is planned to build new dynamic and static buoyancy boats which will be based on various landing ships including Mistral-class helicopter carriers.Development of Zubr small-size air-cushion landing ships started in the USSR in 1978, and the first serial ship joined Soviet Navy in 1988. Its carrying capacity is 3 main battle tanks with overall mass of 150 tons or 10 armored personnel carriers weighing up to 131 tons plus 140 marines, or 8 infantry fighting vehicles with mass up to 115 tons. Instead of armor, Zubr is capable to accommodate other 366 men.In total, 14 Zubr-class ships had been launched; only two of them remained in inventory of Russian Navy. Five ships were utilized, two – uncompleted, and five – sold to Greece where they are currently used as tourist craft.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , December 26, 2011 View post tag: Air-Cushion Industry news View post tag: Russian View post tag: Landing Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian Navy Command Rejects Air-Cushion Landing Ships View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: rejects View post tag: Commandlast_img read more