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Warship Class - Kiev - Carrier
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Primary CountrySoviet Union (Details)
PeriodCold War
Source of TextWikipedia
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Preceded ByMoskva (Details)
Succeeded ByKuznetsov (Details)
Number Completed4
First Commisioned1975
Last Year Active2019
Other NationsRussia

History: The Kiev-class aircraft carriers, Soviet designation Project 1143 Krechyet (gyrfalcon), was the first class of fixed-wing aircraft carriers (heavy aircraft cruiser in Soviet classification) built in the Soviet Union for the Soviet Navy.

A total of four Kiev-class carriers were built and commissioned, serving in the Soviet and then Russian Navy. The first two ships were sold to China as museums, and the third ship was scrapped. The fourth ship, Admiral Gorshkov, was sold to the Indian Navy in 2004, and after years of extensive modifications and refurbishment, is currently in active service as INS Vikramaditya.
Type: Carrier
Primary Country:
The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple equal national Soviet republics, its government and economy were highly centralized.

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Item created by: gdm on 2019-08-17 07:14:22. Last edited by gdm on 2019-08-17 07:22:27

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