Backman wrote:Is there an article or pic about the carrier you are talking about ?
The information about this proposal has been confusing to say the least. This is from Flotprom: The premiere of the" medium " aircraft carrier with a displacement of 76 thousand tons was postponed to the mvms-2019
June 28, 2019 at 19: 27 Subject: IMMS, Industry
The concept design of the third aircraft carrier in the line of the Krylov state scientific center is planned to be presented to the General public at the international naval salon IMDS-2019 in St. Petersburg. The premiere was announced in an exclusive interview with Mil.Press FlotProm head of KSCI Pavel Filippov.
The creation of the concept of a "medium" aircraft carrier with a displacement of 76 thousand tons was announced during the Army-2019 forum. The ship itself has not yet been presented.
At the stand of the Krylov center, they showed the only model of an aircraft carrier with a total displacement of 44 thousand tons. The ship received the code "Storm-KM". It was first presented during the Army-2018 forum.
As the head of the KGNC Pavel Filippov told the publication, the" medium "aircraft carrier occupies an intermediate position between the" heavy "multi – purpose" Storm "of the 23000e project (displacement-95-100 thousand tons) and the multi – purpose aircraft carrier" Storm-KM " (displacement-44 thousand tons). It is planned to be equipped with a combined power plant: the main power plant will be a nuclear power plant, similar to the power plant of the project 855 Yasen submarine, and the afterburner will be a gas turbine based on the M90 engine.
The designers also reported Mil.Press FlotProm reports that the "medium" aircraft carrier model has already passed a number of tests in the Krylov center basin.
Background of the issue
On the first day of Army 2019, representatives of the KGNC told the publication that in June-July the center will present the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation a modified line of conceptual projects of aircraft carriers for the Russian Navy.
Earlier in June, it became known that the Russian Navy has begun to form a tactical and technical task for a promising nuclear aircraft carrier.
In April 2018, Vice Admiral Viktor bursuk, who then held the post of Deputy commander-in-chief of the Navy for armament, told the publication that the Navy needs aircraft carriers with a displacement of about 70 thousand tons.
The fifth international military-technical forum "Army" is held from June 25 to 30 on the basis of the Patriot Convention and exhibition center, at the Alabino training ground and Kubinka airfield. From June 26 to 27, the forum was open only for specialists, and from June 28 to 30, the territory of the exhibition and Convention center is open to the public.
I saw no new picture, just the same Storm KM pics that were shown before, I don't know if that is an error by the journos and the model was not shown, or Krylov just applied the same model to both the light and medium carriers. This is from Bastion:
The Krylov scientific center's exposition at the fifth Army-2019 international forum in the Patriot exhibition center near Moscow was based on concept projects of promising ships: the polukatamaran light aircraft carrier with an Electromechanical catapult, a destroyer, a universal landing ship and a Corvette. At the same time, acting General Director of the KSCC Pavel Filippov announced three variants of aircraft carriers with different types of power plants and displacement, developed by scientists of the Krylov scientific center on their own initiative. The first version of the concept project is a large aircraft carrier with a nuclear (power) installation of project 23000e "Storm" with the ability to accommodate up to 100 aircraft and a displacement of about 100 thousand tons. We demonstrated this option at Army-2017. In 2018, the KGNC demonstrated the Storm-KM light multi-purpose aircraft carrier with a full displacement, and this version of the ship was also shown at the Army-2019 forum. Scientists have developed a unique hull shape, the so-called "semi-catamaran". Due to this form, we were able to create a relatively small displacement on the ship, about 44 thousand tons, increase the deck surface, and thereby increase the number of aircraft in comparison with other projects by 25-30%." In 2019, a full-fledged aircraft carrier with a displacement of about 60 thousand tons with a very serious, balanced fleet of aircraft is expected to be demonstrated at the international naval salon IMDS-2019. The new version of the aircraft carrier is offered with a non-nuclear power plant, with a gas turbine power plant and full electric propulsion. The proposed line of aircraft carriers allows the country's and Navy's leadership to choose the most acceptable option for subsequent design and construction in terms of financial costs and practical feasibility, according to experts of the Krylov research center.
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Interestingly it remains unclear whether it is nuclear or not, I tend to think thye refer to it not being fully
nuclear as an US CVN. For instance CONAG would be a nice configuration for using the booster only in specific moments but otherwise having unlimited range at lower speeds.
This was related to the light version but still relevant to the hull layout, because it is shared by both:
The stories related to the concepts of aircraft carriers from the KGNTs have gone out of their way. What are the prospects for these developments now?
I will clarify: technical and detailed design is the lot of design bureaus. The purpose of science, led by the Krylov Center, is the creation of concept projects and ideas. We say: this is how today's science sees the ship of the future.
We offered the aircraft carrier in two versions. The light aircraft carrier, which we demonstrated at Army-2018, was highly controversial.
Some even wrote that the Krylov Center does not own the theory of shipbuilding. But at the same time, no one noticed that with a limited displacement, this ship possesses the main weapon of an aircraft carrier: a balanced air wing.
It includes almost all types of aircraft. How is this achieved? First of all, due to the rejection of the traditional shape of the hull, which made it possible to increase the deck area, to solve the problems of aircraft placement. Secondly, this project has resolved the issues of hydrodynamics. According to model tests, we are not talking about a 1.5-2% reduction in resistance to movement, which lies within the margin of error, but in principle, up to 20%. That is, we could have a greater power reserve with equal power and speed.
The LMA Kryov carrier is also meant to be an export item. When you look at it that way, it makes sense. Maybe they could build a nuclear version for Russia. There would have to be a study on what the feasibility of an export carrier is. Maybe countries like Turkey or Brazil would jump on it.
I think they were just trying to offer other options to the VMF mainly. The new hull is pretty advanced and would allow a smaller power to have a carrier with many of the capabilities of a CVN. But as they explain, their work is not to design final ships, just to point possible development paths. When you have a 20% advantage in propulsive performance and 30% in air wing capacity, I don't think it takes a genius to figure out that is an awesome breakthrough...