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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2018 3:07 p.m. PST

"The Krylov State Research Center has come up with a fundamentally new design concept of what may become Russia's future semi-catamaran aircraft carrier, the center's spokesman told TASS.

The model of a future non-nuclear multirole aircraft carrier was presented for the first time at the Army-2018 forum at the end of August. The proposed project has no name yet.

"The semi-catamaran design of the ship's underwater part is the project's key distinguishing feature," the spokesman said…."


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FoxtrotPapaRomeo26 Oct 2018 3:55 p.m. PST

This was in a coffee table book I have at home from the 1980s, a serious proposal for a British Stealth Trimaran (which was sadly not to be and we got the fugly looking Queen Elizabeth Class instead) link

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian26 Oct 2018 5:46 p.m. PST

Hate to have to land a jet on that!

bsrlee26 Oct 2018 5:56 p.m. PST

Several similar designs turned up in the US Naval Proceedings journal in the 1980's. Also didn't go far, one transport leased for the Australian Navy in the late 90's and Thorneycroft were pushing some odd variants for frigates around the same time.

Lion in the Stars26 Oct 2018 6:42 p.m. PST

Yeah, that Trimaran is a bit too steeply-angled for easy landing.

But I can really see the use of a catamaran or trimaran, they have significantly reduced drag, which means less fuel burned for the same speed.

Too bad that they'd be too wide for Panama or Suez.

FoxtrotPapaRomeo26 Oct 2018 8:41 p.m. PST

Gassing up HMAS Jervis Bay

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and before we get too excited, long since departed for a civilian career. During the two years of the ship's charter by the RAN, Jervis Bay made 107 trips between Darwin and East Timor, shipping 20,000 passengers, 430 vehicles and 5,600 tonnes of freight, becoming known as the "Dili Express". Running the catamaran was found to be more efficient than using air transport to move materiel to and from East Timor, with the higher sailing speed meaning she could turn around a payload faster than multiple C-130 Hercules flights for an equivalent load.

In March 2010, the ship was retroactively awarded the battle honour "East Timor 19992000".

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2018 10:54 a.m. PST

(smile)


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