GunshipDemocracy wrote:PapaDragon wrote:YESSSS!!!
This is smartest thing they could have done by far.
They converted old school landing ships into proper Rotterdam-style LPD thus capitalizing on time and money already invested in them and saving themselves the hassle of building Priboi LPD.
They can now focus on developing Avalanche LHD and have decent LPD already in production, perfect!
Looks like Russians stick to tradition. The difference between Project 11711 and "improved" 11711 seems to be like: Tu-22 and Tu-22m. You add just m et voila !
BTW Rakhmanov was mentioning that Ivan Gren project can be modified till 14,000 tons in next step . Well this is coincidentally fucking close to Lavina LHD...
That would be similar size to the rotterdam class and the soviet Ivan Rogov. It is also the max displacement that.can be built in Yantar.
Btw an equivalent of rotterdam class.LHD was what the.navy wanted before they tried.to buy french