Project 1609 Landing Ship Dock
In 1985, the TTP was issued for the development of a landing ship dock. According to the results study Neva PKB 3 embodiment has been presented, wherein a displacement (from 19500 to 24800 m) and a length (from 204 to 214 m) and the size of the docking bay (75 to 80 m). After discussion, the large-capacity option was chosen for further development of the project 1609.
Displacement 24800 light / 31800t full, dimensions 214 [696 ft] x 41m dimensions docking bay 80 x 15 x 6 m. Armament: 130-mm AK AU-130, 2 SAM "Dagger" 4 SPAR "Dirk", 12 helicopters Ka-29 (may take 24 helicopter in overload), transported troops, 750 people. The docking camera housed 3 landing ships of the project 1206, or 10 of the draft 11770. The works were not out of design due to a number of problems, one of which was the question - where to build? And in the early 1990s, the construction of landing craft had not begun.
According to many experts in the field of fleet, the ships of the project 1609 is not only not inferior to the French, but even surpassed him. I find it difficult to assess objectively. But if you look at the expected performance characteristics of the ship project in 1609, it seems simple, obvious. And most importantly, these ships were to be built in Russia and the Russian industry are (at least in the late 90s) It was quite tough.
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