KUZNETSOV (CVG) class Weapon Systems // Ships // Aircraft Carriers

Country of Origin: Russia

The KUZNETSOV is the largest warship ever built in Russia. She is exceeded in size only by the U.S. Navy's super-carriers. The class was the lineal successor of the Modified KIEV/KIEV-class carriers in series production and was the first Soviet class capable of operating conventional-takeoff-and-landing (CTOL) aircraft. Design began in 1974, with the class intended primarily to carry interceptor fixed-wing aircraft with no ground or ship attack role. Preparations for the construction...


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