KiloGolf wrote:Militarov wrote:KiloGolf wrote:PapaDragon wrote:Important thing now is what comes after this class. Shipyard will soon be done with these two and production of next type should start otherwise they will be sitting idle.
They should definitely switch to LPDs at the 7,000 to 9,000 t range (which the shipyard can handle) and move away from LSTs. The italian designs are my personal preference (San Giusto in particular) but there's also Endurance class at Singapore Navy and Canterbury at New Zealand Navy.
Makassar-class production is in full swing for an example, or Yuzhao-class which is supposed to be cheaper (and way bigger) than most of the LPDs around.
Agreed, both also good examples and mature designs (is Makassar civil or mil spec?).
Type 071 would be most ideal, if that particular Russian shipyard could handle it.
I belive its built by military standards. But ships of this kind and type are very often borrowing features from civilian ships anyways so its not much to worry about. When its about Yantar "Dimensions of the building site “Yantar” make it possible to construct ships and boats with launching weight up to 10,000 tons, displacement up to 12,000 tons, maximum length – 145 m, width – 26 meters."