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Tbilisi-class Aircraft Carrier

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The Tbilisi-class supercarriers were a trio of nuclear powered supercarriers built in the late 2010s and commissioned in the early-to-mid 2020s. They incorporated numerous technical improvements over the Admiral Kuznetsov and Ulyanovsk.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Nuclear powered supercarrier
  • Service Period: 2024-
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 1,104 feet 4 inches (336.6 meters)
    • Beam: Overall: 248 feet 7 inches (75.77 meters); Waterline: 133 feet 10 inches (40.79 meters)
    • Draft: 35 feet 5 inches (10.8 meters)
    • Displacement: 87,830 tons
  • Crew: 4,135 (2,380 ship's crew and 1,755 air crew)
  • Endurance: 65 days
  • Propulsion: 4 x KN-3B nuclear reactors, 4 x steam turbines, 4 x shafts, 288,000 shp
  • Range: Unlimited, nuclear core lasts 20 years
  • Speed: 32.7 knots (60.56 km/hr)
  • Sensor Suite
  • Armament
    • 8 x Kashtan CIWS systems (each including 2 AK-630 gatling guns and SA-19 SAMs)
    • 48 x 9M317ME Buk (SA-N-12 Grizzly) medium-range surface-to-air missiles
    • 2 x RBU-12000 anti-submarine rocket launchers
  • Aviation Facilities: 4 x steam catapults
  • Aircraft Carried
    • 24 x Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29K multirole fighters
    • 24 x Sukhoi Su-33UB multirole fighters
    • 4 x Yakovlev Yak-44E AEW Aircraft
    • 4 x Beriev P-42 Taifun ASW Aircraft
    • 6 x Mil Mi-35N2 medium anti-submarine helicopters
    • 8 x Kamov Ka-27PL light anti-submarine helicopters
    • 8 x Kamov Ka-27PS search and rescue helicopters

Unit Run[edit]

  • RFK Tbilisi (115)
  • RFK Riga (116)
  • RFK Soyuz (117)
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