Aircraft carrier


The newest Russian aircraft carrier for 200 billion rubles turned out to be worse than "Admiral Kuznetsov"

The newest Russian aircraft carrier will spend 200 billion rubles, and it turned out to be worse than the Admiral Kuznetsov.

The head of the Krylov State Research Center made a statement in which he indicated that the cost of the newest Russian aircraft carrier catamaran would be about 200 billion rubles, however, despite the previously announced prospects for an aircraft carrier, it turned out that the number of aircraft and helicopters placed on its deck on 20 % less than the heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov.

“We have developed a conceptual model of a multi-purpose aircraft carrier with a small-displacement gas turbine, about 40 thousand tons. At the same time, the aircraft accelerates on 40 meters to the take-off speed, and at an angle of attack of 60 degrees, without failure, takes off with refueling to 70 percent. Now they are almost half-empty take off "- said Pavel Filippov.

At the same time, the chief designer of the project, Valentin Belonenko, in an interview with the Zvezda publication, stated that an increased number of aircraft was one of the main advantages of the catamaran aircraft carrier, however, on board the Admiral Kuznetsov, it could be up to 50 aircraft helicopters, which causes a number of doubts about the prospects of this project, especially if we take into account the fact that the driving performance of the Krylov State Research Center’s development will be somewhat lower than that of the only Russian aircraft carrier cruisers.