"The conceptual project of Lamantin carrier is based on the legacy of the Project 1143.7 heavy nuclear-powered aircraft-carrying cruiser Ulyanovsk. So, we and the Russian Navy offer to consider the option of a nuke powerplant", Aleksey Yukhnin, deputy director for shipbuilding and military cooperation at Nevskoe Design Bureau told Mil.Press Today.According to the project, the Lamantin-class carrier displaces 80-90 thousand tons, its length is up to 350 meters, beam is about 41 meters, draft is 12 meters, full speed is up to 30 knots, endurance is 120 days, crew is 2,800 men plus 800 men aircraft staff.
The aircraft carrier will accommodate up to 60 aircraft (planes and helicopters) and 6-10 unmanned aerial vehicles.
Thus, taking into account the project offered by Nevskoe bureau, Russian Navy now may choose out of four carriers. Other three conceptual projects were designed by Krylov State Research Center. They are Project 23000 Storm ship displacing up to 95-100 thousand tons, the ‘mid-sized’ aircraft carrier displacing 76,000 tons, and the multipurpose Storm-KM carrier with semi-catamaran lines. Its full displacement is somewhat 44,000 tons.
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