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Warship Class - Moskva - Carrier

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Warship Class - Moskva - Carrier
Name Moskva
Country Soviet Union (Details)
Period Cold War
Source of Text Wikipedia
Credit Link Link
Type Carrier
Succeeded By Kiev (Details)
Number Planned 3
Number Completed 2
First Commisioned 1967
Last Year Active 1991
Other Nations none

History: The Moskva-class helicopter carriers, Soviet designation Project 1123 Kondor, was the first class of operational Soviet aircraft carriers (helicopter carrier in the Soviet classification).

These ships were laid down at Nikolayev South (Shipyard No.444). The lead vessel was launched in 1965 and named Moskva; she entered commission two years later. Moskva was followed by Leningrad, which was commissioned in late 1968; there were no further vessels built, reportedly due to the poor handling of the ships in rough seas. Both were conventionally powered.

The Moskvas were not true "aircraft carriers" in that they did not carry any fixed-wing aircraft; the air wing was composed entirely of helicopters. They were designed primarily as anti-submarine warfare (ASW) vessels, and her weapons and sensor suite was optimized against the nuclear submarine threat. Their strategic role was to defend the Soviet ballistic missile submarine bastions against incursions by Western attack submarines, forming the flagships of an ASW task force.

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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