Admiral Kuznetsov, a giant aircraft carrier Russia’s only
Date 08 June 2022 time 18:00
Russia’s only aircraft carrier crashes during another repair have to park in the garage for a long time
Reuters reported on June 8, citing Russian news agency Tass, that Russia’s only aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov (Marshal Kuznetsov), launched in 1985, experienced delays in repairs. and unable to leave the mission until at least 2024
A source told Tass that some defects were found, meaning the ship would dock longer than originally planned. The vessel was originally expected to return to service this year.
Admiral Kuznetsov has been stationed in a dock for years, when in 2019 the ship caught fire that killed at least one Russian soldier and wounded 12. while the ship had to be repaired
Later last year, the ship was damaged again when the floating dock sank during repairs. and a large crane slammed into the deck of the ship and damaged it.
Admiral Kuznetsov is considered the flagship of the Russian Navy. It was built by the Black Sea Shipyard. Launched in 1985, the ship originally served in the Soviet Navy. But when the Soviet Union fell in 1991, the ship officially entered the Russian Navy in 1995.
Admiral Kuznetsov acted as The “heavy aircraft carrier cruiser” serves the mission of protecting the Russian army’s missile submarines, surface ships and missile carriers. and used to participate in battles in Syria
Unlike Western Navy ships powered by gas or nuclear power, Admiral Kuznetsov is powered by Mazoot fuel. which leads to black smoke
It made headlines in the UK in 2017 for spewing black smoke as it sailed through waters near the British coast, what then British Defense Minister Michael Fallon called “the tsunami”. “A shameful ship”
Photo by Mil.ru/Wikipedia