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LEBED (LCMA) class**

Country of Origin: Russia

ship list


 3 LEBED-class LANDING CRAFT, MECHANIZED (Air-Cushion) (LCMA)

 Pendant       Status
 639           Active
 640           Active
 641           Active

description

These three ships are the survivors of a class of 20 units. All were built between 1975 and 1981. They are the world's second-largest military air-cushion vehicles, after the Russian POMORNIK** class. They are officially typed MDK (mal'yy desantnyy korabl'= landing ship small).

status

All three are active in the Northern Fleet.

builders

 Five units: Sudostroitel'noye Obyedineniye "Almaz" Dekabristov Shipyard,
   St. Petersburg, Russia
 Remainder: Yuzhnaya Tochka Zavod, Feodosiya, Ukraine

characteristics


 Displacement:       70 tons standard
                     85 tons full load
 Dimensions:
      length         81 ft 4 in (24.80 m) overall
      beam           35 ft 4 in (10.80 m)
      draft           4 ft 3 in ( 1.30 m) at rest
 Propulsion:         2 MT-70 gas turbines; 2 shrouded
                       airscrew props 20,000 total shp;
 Performance:
      speed          50 knots (max.)
      range          250 nm at 50 kts.
 Manning:            6 total (2 Off. + 4 Enl.)
 Troops:             120 max.
 Combat Systems:
      guns           1 twin 12.7-mm Utes-M machine gun
                     1 twin 14.5-mm machine gun
      radars         1 Spin Trough** navigation

issues and notes

None.

operational notes

None.

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