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    Post  Arrow Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:08 pm

    The icebreaker Leader is an amazing design. The buoyancy matches the largest aircraft carriers. Ice breaks with a thickness of 4.5 m.
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    Post  Hole Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:45 pm

    It´s not only the thickness, but the speed. It can break 2m of ice with 15+ knots. With current icebreakers most freighters/tankers have to slow down to 4 - 5 knots, but with Leader they can travel with their normal speed.

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    Post  ALAMO Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:47 pm

    ... and that makes it capable to assist the convoy directly, not to break the ice in advance. This is a typical sea route speed.
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    Post  Arrow Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:12 am

    The northern sea route, thanks to icebreakers, climate warming, in addition to a significant trade route, will enable the free movement of the Russian fleet between the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean. They do not have to sail around the world through hostile waters.
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    Post  ALAMO Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:23 am

    It does indeed, that is why I expect some kind of big naval base on the Kara Sea quite soon. It is a very good location, covering the big infrastructure projects on Yamal.

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    Post  PapaDragon Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:19 am


    Rosatom plans to order 6 new icebreakers (2 nuclear Arktika-class and 4 gas powered)

    https://www.rbc.ru/business/23/07/2021/60fab0c49a7947c410dcff87?from=from_main_5


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    Post  Arrow Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:30 am

    So two more Arctic to the planned 5 now? This makes for a total of 7 Arktika icebreakers plus 3 Leaders and 4 gas icebreakers. Wow impressive
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    Post  ALAMO Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:41 am

    еще шесть ледоколов, so yes, six more Laughing
    But let's focus again on the scale.
    Sure, the atomic ones are to replace aging Таймыр, Вайгач and Ямал, all of them will be gone late 20s.
    But the 4 gas-powered are extending the capabilities.
    You don't spend such a mountain of cash if it is not needed.
    If the biggest icebreakers on the planet are not enough to secure the needs, it means that those needs are hiking as crazy.
    And 60 bln RUB for an atomic icebreaker? That shit would cost $10 bln when building in Murica Laughing Laughing

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