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Project 85

Project 85

Soviet aircraft carrier of the Project 85
Summary
Type Aircraft carrier
Flag state USSR
Accessory Soviet Navy
Preceded by Project 72
Succeeded by Soviet aircraft carrier Ship X
Shipyard Black Sea Shipyard
Ordered to be built 1953
Construction started 1953
Put into operation 1955
The current status of In service
Options
Displacement 50 000 tons of the total
Length

270 m maximum

Width

45 m maximum

Draft 8,4 m
Technical data
Power plant

Unknown

Power 150 000 hp
Screws 4
Rate 32,7 knots
Cruising Range 20,000 nmi (37,000 km) at 15 kn (28 km/h)
Endurance 45 days
Crew 2200 people
Armament
Antiship weapons Unknown
Anti-aircraft Missiles

Unknown

Air group

42 fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters

The Project 85 is a class of Soviet aircraft carriers of the Soviet Navy built in the Post-World War II period, and is one of the largest non-nuclear-powered Soviet aircraft carrier classes of the Soviet Union to be built. It carry around 42 fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. The tonnage is on 50 000 tons. Nine aircraft carriers were ordered, built and commissioned into the Soviet Navy in the late 1950s.