Aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov", 1:700 scale . First Soviet/Russian aircraft carrier. 1:700 scale . Tired of the bustle of DA3, I decided to return to his native Harbor ))
Cancelled DA3 category micro ships contained the specifications for the carrier, a length of no more than 20 studs. I decided to build an aircraft carrier of the minimum possible size, so that it had a real prototype and planes that can be seen. )) Of course there were much more than 20 studs, specifically - about 60.
I haven't built a 1:700 scale in a while, because it's too small. However, without false modesty, this time the result of the work I was satisfied! Perhaps this is one of my best ships at the moment. Although there is still work to do ))
CV "Admiral Kuznetsov", the first and only Russian aircraft carrier. Carries heavy deck fighter Su-33 and Mig-29k, trainning attack aircraft Su-25UTG, as well as various modifications of helicopters Ka-27 - anti-submarine, rescue and AWACS.
The design of Admiral Kuznetsov-class implies a mission different from that of the United States Navy's carriers. The term used by her builders to describe the Russian ships is tyazholyy avianesushchiy kreyser (TAVKR) – "heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser" – intended to support and defend strategic missile-carrying submarines, surface ships, and naval missile-carrying aircraft of the Russian Navy.
For take-off of fixed wing aircraft, Admiral Kuznetsov uses a ski-jump at the end of her bow. On take-off aircraft accelerate toward and up the ski-jump using their afterburners. This results in the aircraft leaving the deck at a higher angle and elevation than on an aircraft carrier with a flat deck and catapults. The ski-jump take-off is less demanding on the pilot, since the acceleration is lower, but results in a clearance speed of only 120–140 km/h (75–85 mph) requiring an aircraft design which will not stall at those speeds.
The "cruiser" role is facilitated by Admiral Kuznetsov's complement of 12 long-range surface-to-surface anti-ship P-700 Granit (NATO reporting name: Shipwreck) cruise missiles. As a result, this armament is the basis for the ship's Russian type designator of "heavy aircraft-carrying missile cruiser".
The aircraft carrier is "impenetrable" system of self-defense - 8 12-barrel CIWS "Kortik", 6 6-barrel gun mounts AK-630, 192 VLS SAM "Kinzhal", as well as an active anti-torpedo system "Udav" with 2 launchers.
Joint picture with 1:350 scale model
Traditional postage stamp :)
With the figure of a seaman for a scale. The construction took a little more than 600 (786 - full hull version) bricks.