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"Condor" class cruiser, 1:350
The famous Soviet helicopter carrier during the Cold War. Many ship modelers are very fond of this ship, primarily because of its unique, recognizable shape. This is my ninth attempt to make a model of this wonderful ship ... I myself am not fully satisfied with the result, but do not know what else can be improved... :) I hope you enjoyed it.
About this creation


The Moskva-class helicopter carriers were the first operational Soviet Navy aircraft carriers, called ASW-cruisers by the Soviet Navy. The Soviet designation was Project 1123 "Condor".




The lead vessel was launched in 1965 and named "Moskva"; she entered commission two years later. "Moskva" was followed by "Leningrad" (on the photo), which was commissioned in late 1968. The following ships have been built on a completely new project (pr.1143 "Merlin"), providing for the basing of aircraft with vertical takeoff. Both were conventionally powered. During his service the cruiser "Moskva" and "Leningrad" repeatedly came out on patrols in the Mediterranean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Only in the course of its first military campaign in the autumn of 1968 the cruiser "Moskva" and a half months overcame 11 thousand kilometers and has provided about 400 sorties of helicopters. Daily helicopter "searched for" up to two thousand square kilometers of area.




The "Condors" were designed primarily as anti-submarine warfare (ASW) vessels, and her weapons and sensor suite was optimized against the nuclear submarine threat. Their strategic role was to search and destroy NATO "Polaris" Ballistic Missile Submarine In the Mediterranean.




"Condor" combined a cruiser's armament forward with a large helicopter deck aft. Multi-storey superstructure, combined with funnel and tower-like pyramidal fore-mast from lightweight AMG alloys, gave the ship an impressive and spectacular view.




ASW cruiser for the first time received a complete set of electronic warfare (EW). Many of the weapons system, first used in the "Condor", and then installed on other ships such as cruisers "Berkut".





Flight deck of the cruiser had an area of 2400 square meters.The ship has two hangars for the storage and maintenance of helicopters. Main - under the flight deck, and additional - in the superstructure.




Cruiser can take on board 14 Ka-25 helicopters, providing round the clock air-operation 4 of them.




Shipboard ASW armament included a twin SUW-N-1 launcher capable of delivering a FRAS-1 projectile; a pair of RBU-6000 ASW mortars; and a set of 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes. Missile complex "Storm" SA-N-3 as a part of two twin launchers with ammunition in 96 missiles along with two twin 57 mm (2.2 in) guns was the main means of dealing with air and surface threats.




Due to the spectacular appearance and good combat capabilities, cruisers were very popular. Their recognizable look portrayed on the posters, filmed movies. Here, for example, a postage stamp with the image of the ship))




My model is sustained in the scale of 1: 350, 72 studs long, for the construction took 1455 (1122 - above the waterline) pieces. Photos in high definition in VK. Version of real bricks.




Comments

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  April 18, 2017
Quoting Red October This is a beautiful model.
Thank you! Glad You liked this ship!
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  April 18, 2017
This is a beautiful model.
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  March 19, 2017
Quoting Petey Bird Beautifully done!
Thank you, Pieter!
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  March 19, 2017
Beautifully done!
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  February 4, 2017
Quoting Clayton Marchetti Absolutely stunning creation! These are definitely unique and difficult designs to build, but you did an outstanding Job! I like how you made the rear of the ship where the two boats are stored, and the helicopter pads. Really really really brilliant build!
Thank you, Clayton. Yes, You are right, the ship is very difficult for modeling. Its unique shape makes this cruiser one of my favorite ships.
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  February 4, 2017
Absolutely stunning creation! These are definitely unique and difficult designs to build, but you did an outstanding Job! I like how you made the rear of the ship where the two boats are stored, and the helicopter pads. Really really really brilliant build!
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  December 28, 2016
Quoting Oran Cruzen Excellent!
Thank you, Oran!
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  December 26, 2016
Excellent!
  December 12, 2016
OK, refreshed my knowledge here to this item! Would be also a great choose to build the "Mercury" in bricks... ;)
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  December 11, 2016
Quoting Oliver Becker Excellent creation at this scale, Seaman! I'd seen the "Shtandart" in Bremerhaven, what about building this beautiful sailing one??? ;)
Thanks, Oliver! I'm not very interested in sailing ... And if there is no interest, it is a good work is not done. Although, who knows, maybe then ... In any case, if I were to make a sailboat, then I would choose the brig "Mercury" :-)
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  December 10, 2016
Excellent creation at this scale, Seaman! I'd seen the "Shtandart" in Bremerhaven, what about building this beautiful sailing one??? ;)
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  November 18, 2016
Quoting Kurt's MOCs Beautiful model. The hull is amazing. Great work!
Thank you, Kurt! Glad your appreciation! In fact, this time I have spent more time perfecting the superstructure of the cruiser. For hull construction I already had almost ready-made solutions that have been tested on a model of 1: 700 scae and the cruiser Jeanne d'Arc. But with the superstructure had to work very long. And the result is not satisfied me completely ... :)
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  November 17, 2016
Beautiful model. The hull is amazing. Great work!
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  November 17, 2016
Quoting Henrik Jensen Really beautiful work! The detailing is just spot on, and I love that flying Kamov.
Thank you, Henrik! Lego is constantly releasing new details - may be able to be anything else to improve :)
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  November 17, 2016
Really beautiful work! The detailing is just spot on, and I love that flying Kamov.
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  November 17, 2016
Quoting Per Bonde Another great build. Very impressed.
Thank you, Per!
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  November 17, 2016
Another great build. Very impressed.
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  November 17, 2016
Quoting Nick Barrett It's the hull shaping that shows on this one. Beautifully done!
Thank you, Nick!
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  November 17, 2016
It's the hull shaping that shows on this one. Beautifully done!
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  November 15, 2016
Quoting Sam Sanister B-E-A-U-tiful!
Thank you, Sam!
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  November 14, 2016
B-E-A-U-tiful!
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  November 14, 2016
Quoting Marc "Edge" R.unde Wondeful hull shaping and stuffed with sweet details. Man, that's some amazing work on this small scale! ~Cheers
Thank you, Marc! Yes, the hull largely determines the accuracy of the model.
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  November 13, 2016
Wondeful hull shaping and stuffed with sweet details. Man, that's some amazing work on this small scale! ~Cheers
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  November 13, 2016
Quoting Sven ;o) Really nie work on this ship :) Really like how the shape of the hull turned out.
Thank you, Sven! Yes, the hull is very important for modeling this ship.
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  November 13, 2016
Really nie work on this ship :) Really like how the shape of the hull turned out.
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  November 13, 2016
Quoting D H Another amazing ship! You really got this one spot on! Love the choice, as you say it does have quite an iconic look with that large green helicopter deck-
Thanks Doug!
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  November 13, 2016
Another amazing ship! You really got this one spot on! Love the choice, as you say it does have quite an iconic look with that large green helicopter deck-
  November 13, 2016
Its no problem to publish these ships here. ;)
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  November 13, 2016
Quoting Locutus 666 A great attemp on this realy difficult shaped ship! As you know I have one build myself and know about the difficulties around that class of ships. Im also very excited about your announced Kiew class cruiser cause I just finished my one. :)
Thanks, Locutus! It is a pity that you have decided not to publish your "Moskva". "Kiev"? Of course. )) Now completed yet several NATO ships. And then start the project 1143.
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  November 13, 2016
A great attemp on this realy difficult shaped ship! As you know I have one build myself and know about the difficulties around that class of ships. Im also very excited about your announced Kiew class cruiser cause I just finished my one. :)
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  November 13, 2016
Quoting Brick Mason I look forward to your ships, there all so well done. Your piece usage is so creative. This is well done.
Thank you for comment! ))
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  November 13, 2016
Quoting Gabor Pauler This is your best model so far, and it means something. It looks better with the underwater part than without that. That is a great achievement. I would re-think Ka-25 helicopters. I know that in such a small scale it is incredible difficult to build a coaxial helicopter, but the 3-blade tail rotor TLG part is very bulky. Transparent discs you used are better idea.
Thank you, Gabor! I tried different versions of coaxial propellers for the Ka-25. While stopped at what is. The bulkiness simulates the presence of the second rotor)))
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  November 13, 2016
I look forward to your ships, there all so well done. Your piece usage is so creative. This is well done.
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  November 13, 2016
This is your best model so far, and it means something. It looks better with the underwater part than without that. That is a great achievement. I would re-think Ka-25 helicopters. I know that in such a small scale it is incredible difficult to build a coaxial helicopter, but the 3-blade tail rotor TLG part is very bulky. Transparent discs you used are better idea.
 
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