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Project 1171 Tapir
Alligator class

The Project 1171 Tapir Large Landing Ship (Bol'shoy Desatnyy Korabl' BDK) is a beachable, general-purpose LST-type design with bow and stern ramps for unloading vehicles. The ship has a very modern look, compared to WW2 LSTs in that her superstructure appears almost streamlined. A large three-story bridge rises above the low cargo deck. Produced in at least four different types beginning in 1966, there are numerous variations in detail between units. Many have been retired, and remaining units may be in reserve, given the Russian Navy's decreased emphasis on amphibious operations.

Length - 113.1 m, width - 15.6 m, draft - 4.5 m, full displacement - 4.6 thousand. Tonnes. Full speed - 16.5 knots. Cruising range - up to 4.8 thousand. Miles (about 8.9 thousand. Km).

The power plant - diesel, two units of 4.5 thousand. Horsepower (diesel models differ depending on the version of the ship). Armament, depending on the version: twin anti-aircraft gun caliber 57 mm, two twin-purpose guns caliber 25 mm, setting multiple launch rocket systems "Grad-M" anti-aircraft missile systems "Strela".

Desantovmestimost, depending on the version: 30 medium tanks and 313 paratroopers or 47 units of armored vehicles and 313 paratroopers or 52 trucks and 440 paratroopers or 1 ths. Tons of cargo. The crew - 69 people (5 officers).

Built in 1964-1975 years on the Baltic Shipyard "Yantar" in Kaliningrad for the Soviet Navy. 14 units were built. According to open sources, by 2015 the ranks of the Navy of the Russian Federation held 4 BDK project in 1171.

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