|Project 1160 "Eagle"|
|Preceded by||Project 1178 Kherson|
|Put into operation||1981-1995|
|The current status of||In service|
|Displacement||85,000 tons of the total|
|Lenght||284 m at the waterline
325 m maximum
38 m at the waterline
79.5 m maximum
|Height||65,5 m overall
height of the sides from the base plane to the upper deck: 27,5 m on the middle 33 m in the nose
|Cruising Range||Not limited|
|Flak||16 × 6 30-mm no. installations|
|Antiship weapons||16 × PU SCRC "Granite"|
|4 × 12 RBU|
2 × SAM super short-range
2 × SAMs of short-range
|Air group||70 aircraft and helicopters|
The draft code of 1160 "Eagle" or Project 1160 Orel - the first Soviet supercarrier project with a nuclear power plant, work out in the late 1960s - early 1970s in the Nevsky PKB under the leadership of AB Morin. By 1986, plans to build a total of nine such ships were ordered. The lead ship of the class, Soviet aircraft carrier Oryol, was put into operation in 1981 and the last ship in 1995.
Project 1160 Eagle was the first Soviet aircraft carrier class to be nuclear-powered and has more than 70 aircraft.
Project 1160 Eagle was succeeded by Project 1153 Eagle in the mid-1970s.