Scientists Krylovsky's site of the State University in St. Petersburg, created the concept of future aircraft carrier, which can accommodate up to 100 aircraft.
In St. Petersburg, the scientists created the concept of future aircraft carrier
Optimized chassis reduces the resistance of the vessel at 20%. The aircraft carrier will power plants and modern electronic and missile weaponry. Structure deck aircraft will take to the air, even in the face of the storm.
The authors note that in developing their laboratories have the latest equipment for serious testing and challenging tests. Therefore, it is expected that the number of such projects will increase.
Estimates the cost of a new Russian carrier could be as much as $8.5 billion and take up to seven years to complete.
Russia only aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov underway in the Mediterranean
Soviet super-carrier Ulyanovsk
Russia scrapped the ship in the ’90s
Illustration via Wikimedia
Soviet supercarrier Ulyanovsk would have been a naval behemoth more than 1,000 feet long, with an 85,000-ton displacement and enough storage to carry an air group of up to 70 fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
With a nuclear-powered engine — and working in conjunction with other Soviet surface warfare vessels and submarines — the supercarrier would have steamed through the oceans with a purpose.
Her propulsion system would have comprised four KN-3 nuclear reactors, a model originally used to power enormous Kirov-class battlecruisers, such as the heavy guided-missile cruiser Frunze. Ulyanovsk could have easily reached 30 knots while under way.
The carrier would have carried at least 44 fighters on board — a combination of Su-33 and MiG-29 attack jets configured for carrier operations. Ulyanovsk’s two steam catapults, ski-jump and four sets of arresting cables would have created a bustling flight deck.
The ship’s designers planned three elevators — each capable of carrying 50 tons — to move aircraft to and from the cavernous hanger deck. Plus, the carrier would have had helicopters for search-and-rescue work and anti-submarine warfare missions.
The Soviets planned a complement of 3,400 sailors — roughly half of the crew aboard an American Nimitz-class carrier, but sizable compared to other Soviet vessels.
But the Ulyanovsk is a tantalizing “almost” of history. Moscow never finished the project, because it ran out of money.