Dima wrote:Not sure about the 10K displacement full load.xeno wrote:So the so called 8.4k tons displacement for 11711M is actually standard displacement, which means the full displacement should be around 10k tons.
The brochure spec mentioned it as 8,000t full displacement, maybe ~8,500t max.
As for the ships itself, considering the state in which the Russia Navy finds itself in, this is good. But my preference would have been the revival of Pr.1174 or a class which offered similar capacity.
Why? This modified class is similar to the san Giorgio class and from the information available seems to have good capabilities. As far as the 1174 where is the need? They even retired those hull relatively early.
Anyway, they are building two new amphibious assault ships (helo carriers) in Zaliv with a displacement 2 to 3 times larger than 1174... and those two ships are even carrying the same name as two of the 1174... so they are (also) replacing those, while offering much greater capabilities.