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Russian images

Posted: 27 Jan 2019 10:14
by MikeJames
Kirov class battlecuisers Kirov & Pyotr Velikiy

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Mike

Re: Russian images

Posted: 27 Jan 2019 19:35
by littoralcombat
And a third member of the class in the background. Looks cold.
Nige

Re: Russian images

Posted: 28 Jan 2019 09:55
by MikeJames
Birds eye view of of a small part of the Russian Pacific Fleet 'Mediterranean moored' at Vladivostok

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Re: Russian images

Posted: 10 Feb 2019 09:38
by MikeJames
Ka-25 ASW helicopters on board the Minsk, a project 1143.2 aircraft-carrying cruiser

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Re: Russian images

Posted: 10 Feb 2019 10:27
by MichaelB
Timber decks?

Re: Russian images

Posted: 10 Feb 2019 18:01
by MikeJames
Apparently, though the Forger's landing pads would have to be heat resistant steel.

Mike

Re: Russian images

Posted: 11 Feb 2019 12:09
by fastone045
A couple of nice shots of the Sovremenny Class Project 956

Re: Russian images

Posted: 11 Feb 2019 12:38
by MikeJames
Wonder if the US Navy invested in SSM, smoke seeking missiles?

Mike

Re: Russian images

Posted: 12 Feb 2019 12:27
by MikeJames

The Soviet-era Kara class guided missile cruiser Azov underway

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Mike

Re: Russian images

Posted: 13 Feb 2019 14:56
by MikeJames
Project 1164 Atlant/Slava class cruiser Varyag

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Mike

Re: Russian images

Posted: 14 Feb 2019 12:55
by fastone045
Hi All,

A few photos of the Project 775 - Ropucha Class, these ships are classified in the Russian Navy as "large landing craft" (Bol'shoy Desantnyy Korabl). They were built in Poland in the Stocznia Północna shipyards, in Gdańsk. They are designed for beach landings and can carry a 450-ton cargo. The ships have both bow and stern doors for loading and unloading vehicles, and the 630 m² of vehicle deck stretches the length of the hull. Up to 25 armored personnel carriers can be embarked.

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Craig

Re: Russian images

Posted: 20 Feb 2019 12:38
by MikeJames
Project 1144.2M Orlan/Kirov class battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy

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Mike

Re: Russian images

Posted: 21 Feb 2019 12:30
by fastone045
Hi All,

A couple of unusual ships from the Russian Navy,

Craig

Firstly

SSV-33 Ural (its NATO reporting name: Kapusta) was a command and control naval ship operated by the Soviet Navy. SSV-33's hull was derived from that of the nuclear powered Kirov-class battlecruisers with nuclear marine propulsion. SSV-33 served in electronic intelligence, missile tracking, space tracking, and communications relay roles. Due to high operating costs, SSV-33 was laid up.

The onboard radio reconnaissance system was called "Coral"; this involved two computer types: "Elbrus" and several "EC-1046" computers.

SSV-33 carried only light defensive weapons. These were two AK-176 76 mm guns, four AK-630 30 mm guns, four quadruple Igla missile mounts.

SSV-33 was assigned to the Pacific Fleet, but there was no pier large enough for the ship. She was forced to anchor out. Machinery had to remain running while at anchor to support other systems and its crew; the ship became a floating barracks. She never went to sea, while her powerful radioelectronic equipment gradually began to decay.

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and the second,

The Zubr class (Project 1232.2, NATO reporting name "Pomornik") is a class of air-cushioned landing craft (LCAC). This class of military hovercraft is, as of 2012, the world's largest, with a standard full load displacement of 555 tons. The hovercraft is designed to sealift amphibious assault units (such as marines and tanks) from equipped/non-equipped vessels to non-equipped shores, as well as transport and plant naval mines.

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Re: Russian images

Posted: 23 Feb 2019 21:30
by MikeJames
Admiral Kuznetsov (063) Heavy Aircraft Cruiser (love all these politically correct euphemisms for aircraft carrier, along with 'helicopter destroyer' and 'through deck cruiser')

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Mike

Re: Russian images

Posted: 25 Feb 2019 10:34
by MikeJames
Soviet Battleship Oktyabrskaya Revolutsiya in the Baltic during 1946. Note anti-aircraft guns on forecastle and turret roofs, added during World War II.

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Mike

Re: Russian images

Posted: 08 Mar 2019 15:02
by MikeJames
Soviet fishing trawler with no nets and no fishing poles but a lot of antennas and cameras.. Rimpac 1990

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Mike

Re: Russian images

Posted: 08 Mar 2019 19:20
by glenhowells
Fishing for intelligence most likely

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Posted: 10 Mar 2019 18:04
by MikeJames
HMS Diamond monitors a Russian spy ship through the English Channel

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Mike

Re: Russian images

Posted: 11 Mar 2019 11:13
by MikeJames
Remnant of the Russian Imperial Fleet - Cruiser "Aurora" in Saint-Petersburg.

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Mike

Re: Russian images

Posted: 12 Mar 2019 13:05
by MichaelB
Not the biggest or greatest of shots but a series you do not see every day. Russians in Gibraltar

Re: Russian images

Posted: 13 Mar 2019 08:56
by MikeJames
British Blackburn Buccaneer bomber buzzes belligerent Bolshevik battlecruiser.

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Mike

Re: Russian images

Posted: 14 Mar 2019 08:29
by MikeJames
Soviet guided-missile cruiser Vladivostok in the Sea of Japan during the Soviet Navy's worldwide exercise "Okean" in April 1970

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Mike

Re: Russian images

Posted: 15 Mar 2019 10:13
by MikeJames
A watchful Royal Navy Lynx inspects a Kresta II.

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Mike

Re: Russian images

Posted: 15 Mar 2019 14:05
by ozpirate
Don't you just love those crazy Russian Ship Angles

Re: Russian images

Posted: 15 Mar 2019 15:12
by SlatsSSN
Mike, awesome photo with the Lynx, any idea what is hanging off the Lynx on its portside (RH side of photo) - round thing?

Cheers

J

Re: Russian images

Posted: 16 Mar 2019 10:43
by littoralcombat
John,
That sensor on the Lynx is a TICM (Thermal Imaging Common Module).

To quote "Falklands-The Air War", Arms and Armour Press:
The TICM provided a new generation of day/night surveillance capability, making use of the inherent Infra-Red radiation of a scene totally independant of the level of visible light or any artificial illumination which effectively allowed the aircrew to see in the dark. The advantages over conventional night vision devices are that TICM imagers are able to penetrate smoke, haze, mist or camouflage, permitting 24hr viewing, and being a passive system it is not detectable in use.

I believe it was first introduced during Op Corporate in 1982, with an example being used on a Lynx assigned to HMS Broadsword. I have found only one other image, attached, and have never seen this one.....thanks Mike.
I am told this was very good at spotting Sea-Mines in the dark.

Nige

Re: Russian images

Posted: 16 Mar 2019 11:10
by MikeJames
Russian Frigate Grace in St. Petersburg

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Mike

Re: Russian images

Posted: 16 Mar 2019 16:22
by SlatsSSN
littoralcombat wrote:John,
That sensor on the Lynx is a TICM (Thermal Imaging Common Module).

To quote "Falklands-The Air War", Arms and Armour Press:
The TICM provided a new generation of day/night surveillance capability, making use of the inherent Infra-Red radiation of a scene totally independant of the level of visible light or any artificial illumination which effectively allowed the aircrew to see in the dark. The advantages over conventional night vision devices are that TICM imagers are able to penetrate smoke, haze, mist or camouflage, permitting 24hr viewing, and being a passive system it is not detectable in use.

I believe it was first introduced during Op Corporate in 1982, with an example being used on a Lynx assigned to HMS Broadsword. I have found only one other image, attached, and have never seen this one.....thanks Mike.
I am told this was very good at spotting Sea-Mines in the dark.

Nige


Ta Nige - good info there. Top image Mike. Cheers J

Re: Russian images

Posted: 17 Mar 2019 20:26
by MikeJames
Aircraft carrying cruiser project 1143.4 "Baku"

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Mike

Re: Russian images

Posted: 18 Mar 2019 12:51
by MikeJames
Business end of nuclear icebreaker Yamal

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Mike