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Tango0118 Dec 2018 10:13 p.m. PST

…. the Soviets Did.

"A non-nuclear war between NATO and Russia could pit bombers, aircraft carriers and submarines against each other along Europe's cold northern frontier, according to one new study.

If that sounds familiar, it's because a war between NATO and the Soviet Union might have played out in the same way 30 or 40 years ago.

"The resurrection of central elements of late Cold War maritime strategy has a significant amount of potential to deter and, if required, counter Russian aggression," Rowan Allport concluded in "Fire and Ice A New Maritime Strategy for NATO's Northern Flank," published by the Human Security Centre, a London foreign-policy think tank…."
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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2018 5:03 p.m. PST

Perhaps, but IIRC, Russia only has the one, and I'm not sure about its serviceability.

Anyone know if all their ASW/Helo carriers are mothballed, or scrapped?

Haven't seen any of them mentioned in ages.

paulgenna19 Dec 2018 6:30 p.m. PST

I believe the only carrier the USSR had was sold to the Chinese.

28mm Fanatik20 Dec 2018 10:08 a.m. PST

Russia has one operational carrier, the smoke-belching 'Admiral Kuznetsov,' which was the subject of much ridicule by the western media and here on TMP when it steamed to Syria some time ago. A Flanker was lost when one of its arresting cables failed.

The one sold to China was the 'Varyag' and was supposed to be a floating casino, but the Chinese refurbished it and renamed her 'Liaoning.'

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2018 8:59 p.m. PST

What a great bit of subterfuge with that claim.

Simply brilliant!

Hadn't heard about any of their Kiev-class carriers in some time, so thought those were probably gone.

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