Skip to comments.Does Russia’s Only Aircraft Carrier Have A Death Wish?
Posted on 08/01/2021 8:23:06 AM PDT by Onthebrink
Kuznetsov was introduced in 1991, but did not become fully operational until the mid 1990s. Despite suffering several problems involving arguable degrees of human error, the carrier served largely uneventfully through the mid-2010s. It was not until Russia’s 2016 Syrian campaign that the Western world was offered its first glimpse into Kuznetsov’s numerous problems, with the carrier crashing two fighters within less than three weeks of one another.
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What a POS website you linked too.
When it goes down, the ecological impact will be minimal and localized.
It’s more Wordpress garbage created by people that are clueless.
I am not going to that website, but I am fully aware of the shortcomings of that vessel.
I have never been a fan of Soviet/Russian hardware, especially not naval hardware, but I never took it lightly.
Even incompetent or poor designs can get lucky.
What a POS website you linked too.
He has a stake of some sort in the site he told me, which must be why he spams rehashed, plagiarized, misleading, deceptive military info
Wasn’t this the one with the smoke stack, belching out like some 1920’s steam ship?
You could see it coming well over the horizon. We came close enough on our CG to see them conducting flight ops - their flight deck crew were wearing shorts, flip-flops and many were smoking cigarettes.
Maybe their planes actually run on diesal so no risk of igniting the fuel lol
That’s ok ours will be wearing srelletos, and mini skirts to show their pride.
I like the site, thanks for the article link : )
It belches smoke like a ship from the Great White Fleet days.
Like this one?
Gee,I wonder if John McCain was training some Russian pilots? (sic)
So it was the carrier, not the pilots?
But what are the big issues people here have with it? DO they copy/paste other people's work? Do they make up stuff?
Only the US seems to play the last 3 conflicts out the same way: Send the carriers to countries that do not have a navy, get the planes to bomb in the same old way since 1990, and then send in troops to sacrifice themselves to the gods of ROE instead of nuking the bastards, including every man woman and child in the general vicinity.
The next war will be bioweapons released on the stupid fatass mongrel population left in the US after the Great Vaccine Deaths of 2021, (Bonus fentanyl in the water) and then wait 5 years. Split the country between Russia and China, then possibly fight over that 10-20 years down the line. We will be long gone by then.
"Russia’s Defense Ministry signed a refit and modernization contract for Kuznetsov in late 2017, but those plans were cut short in the following year when a 70-ton crane smashed through the ship’s hull and caused its PD-50 drydock to sink."
"Then there is the PD-50 itself, which reportedly sustained catastrophic damage during the incident. There were several options available to the military following the drydock disaster, none of them cheap or fast."
" But then, things took a truly vaudevillian turn: Kuznetsov caught fire. In December 2019, a fire broke out aboard the ship after a power cable reportedly exploded during routine welding work."
I’m surprised the thing is still floating.
Yeah I noticed that too.
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