Russia to Build Aircraft Carrier so Big, it Needs its Own Zip-Code

Russia is reportedly planning to build the “world’s biggest aircraft carrier” in a bid to bolster its defences and compete with American Nimitz-class ships.

Current Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov in international waters off the coast of Northern Norway on Oct. 17, 2016. Norsk Telegrambyra / Norwegian Royal Airforce via Reuters

The Shtorm craft will be able to carry up to 90 combat aircraft and could cost up to $17.5bn (£13.6bn), according to state media.

Known as Project 23E000E, the craft could be ready for use by 2030. However whether it will indeed be the world’s largest carrier, as Russia has claimed, has been disputed.

Its specifications appear to be similar to America’s Nimitz-class ships, and one expert told Russian media the ship will be based on a design for American carrier USS Gerald R Ford.

According to models, the new carrier’s deck will be the size of three football fields and be able to house 4,000 crew members.

Currently Russians rely on the Admiral Kuznetsov carrier, launched in 1985. However, its capabilities pale in comparison to the Shtorm craft.

The carrier can only transport 30 aircraft and is powered by steam propulsion engines – the new ship will be nuclear-powered.

The vessel will be so large it will reportedly have its own postcode.

Via: independent

2 comments to Russia to Build Aircraft Carrier so Big, it Needs its Own Zip-Code

  • Sweet blog, nice style, really clean and pleasant.

  • Mohammed Cohen

    What a great news and a real aspects of Russia making good on its announcements unlike the unending fake Psyops we keep churning out 24/7. It’s now an old cry-wolf syndrome that our idiots keep getting their directives from Tel Aviv instead of creating their disinformation as we did with such efficacy and effects before turned over the Pentagon in Israeli hands. Things since then have persistently deteriorated as far as America’s foreign policy is concerned. I’m afraid, worse if not over yet!

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