Is this to be used for military purposes. If so, in what role.
This thing looks HUGE!
they are very hard to control and steer
The Zubr class (Project 1232.2 class, NATO reporting name Pomornik) is a class of air-cushioned landing craft of Soviet design. This class of military hovercraft is currently, as of 2012, the world’s largest hovercraft. There are currently nine ships in active service in the world. The Zubr is used by the Russian, Ukrainian, and Greek navies. The transfer of the Kefalonia (L- 180), the first of two Zubr hovercraft purchased by Greece, to the Hellenic Navy marked the first time that a Russian-made ship was purchased by the navy of a NATO member.
It is designed to sealift landing assault units (such as marines or tanks) from equipped/non-equipped vessels to non-equipped shore, as well as transport and plant mines.
mighty china buying boats from tiny Ukraine....
This is to be inducted by People's Liberation Army Navy. They have placed an order for placed four craft at a cost of 315 million US dollars. Two will be built by a Ukrainian firm in Feodosiya, and a second pair of vessels will be built in China.
Zubr class is the Worlds largest Hover Craft!
Awesome.......Need to have more of these in India too.
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