Rodion_Romanovic wrote:SeigSoloyvov wrote:KomissarBojanchev wrote:I repeat once again: why, if the saturn gas turbines are ready, would yantar decide to sell the 3 frigates?
Only possible excuse is IF this is true.
Is that they are producing the engines so slow, they would not have any engines ready for years which shocker Russian naval industry shows it's incompetence once more if that turns out to be true
It simply makes no sense if they have engines ready or can make them they would sell the hulls rather then complete them.
Well, Saturn is not producing the same powerplant that was in.the grigorovich (2 DS-71 cruise gas turbines 8,450 shp (6,300 kW) and 2 DT-59 boost gas turbines 22,000 shp (16 MW each) rather the new one that is to be fitted on the Gorshov frigate
M90FR FRU 20 MW (max 25 28) (Saturn is also producing M70FRU 14 MW , M70FRU2 6 8 MW)
. It is possible.that adapting that powerplant to the grigorovic would require serious hull work. In that case it would be maybe ok do a mod for new frigates and adapt them to the gorshov engine, but would not be worth for the hulls that are already in advanced stage of completion.
Eh they could easily rig the engines for the ships that isn't hard so I am not inclined to agree.
I mean it's not a bad theory and it's a reasonable one but simply doesn't work like that. Gas turbines are gas turbines if they were trying to switch to a whole new power plant sure.