|Project 1153 "Eagle"|
|Preceded by||Project 1160 Eagle|
|Succeeded by||Project 1143,5|
|Shipyard||Black Sea Shipyard|
|The current status of||
|Displacement||72 000 tons of the total|
|Cruising Range||Not limited|
|Flak||16 × 6 30-mm no. installations|
|Antiship weapons||20 × PU SCRC "Granite"|
|Antisubmarine armament||2 × 12 RBU|
4 × SPAR
2 × SAM super short-range
4 × SAMs of short-range
|Air group||50-60 planes and helicopters|
The draft code of 1153 "Eagle"- the Soviet program to develop the "big cruiser with air armament displacing about 70 tons of nuclear power plant, which began in 1976 at the Nevsky PKB on the basis of Project 1160 Eagle. Was the chief designer of VF Anikeev. The lead ship of the class was put into operation in 1985 and the last ship in 2007.
Project 1153 - aircraft carrier ship that can carry up to 50 aircraft types MiG-23K, Su-25K and Su-27K with the ability to run a piston catapults, has successfully developed the proletarian factory. Compared with the project in 1160 called for less at 10,000 tons displacement, reduction of the air group, the construction of two ships instead of three. In addition to the air group the ships were to carry 20 anti-ship missile launchers below deck missile system P-700 "Granit" . Derating compared to the draft in 1160 was associated with a decrease in the budget after the construction of the third aircraft carrier - Project 1143,3 "Novorossiysk". Ships of the project in 1153 were to enter service by 1985.
Project 1153 Eagle is the first large Soviet aircraft carrier class with nine supercarriers built for Soviet Navy. The aircraft carriers carry up to 60 aircraft. The class was succeeded by Project 1143,5 in 1990.