I got an IDEA, That Island is really as big as an ship, such an waste of space.
Cant we open up the flight deck floor of the island to park more fighters there??
We can surely park 10 more fighters in the ground floor(flight deck) if it is opened up instead of being sealed that way.
This should the last aircraft carrier that India brought from other countries ,India should stick to its own home grown program
Vikramaditya sea trials to begin on may 25 :
INS Vikramaditya, which is currently undergoing harbor trials, will start sea trails as scheduled on May 25, and be handed over to India on December 4, 2012, Russia's Sevmash shipyard announced on April 6, 2012. [via Ria Novosti]
For the sea trials, the ship will sail to the White Sea and then on to the Barents Sea where it will stay for three to four months.
Flight operations will start two or three weeks into the sea trials.
It was earlier reported that a MiG-35D demonstrator (side number 154) fitted with an arrester hook will take part in the sea trials, replacing the two-seat MiG-29KUB side number 951, which crashed at Akhtubinsk earlier in 2011.
A single-seat MiG-29K side number 941 will also fly in the trials. It earlier flew trials on Russia's only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kutnetsov.
"After sea trials are complete, we plan to transfer the carrier to India by December 4," Sevmash said today.
User (Indian Navy) trials of the ship will run concurrently with the sea trials.
At present, the Vikramaditya's main power generators are being tested and the sleeping and living quarters are being finished. Crew training was completed in late March, Sevmash said.
Sea trials were earlier scheduled to start in November 2011 and be wrapped by December 2012.
However, in September 2011, Sevmash announced that Sea Trials had been pushed back to May 25, 2012.
Sevmash had earlier said the crew will need to start living on board the ship 90 days prior to the commencement of the sea trials.
However, in its new statement Sevmash admits that the 2,350 crew quarters are still not finished! It's not clear if a decision has been taken to sail without giving the crew 90 days familiarization, or some of the crew is already on board while the remaining crew quarters are completed.
On completion of the trials in November 2012, the ship will return to Sevmash and be dry-docked in floating dock PD-50 for maintenance inspection.
In addition to $2.2 billion for refurbishment of the ship, the Russians had asked for $600 million to conduct one year sea trials in the Barents Sea. India is reported to have reduced the cost by holding part of the trials in Indian waters, which maybe the reason why Defense Minister AK Antony said on April 4 during the commissioning of INS Chakra that the Vikramaditya will be commissioned into the Indian Navy early in 2013.
Like Car Parking Structure, Good Idea, but I am sure there is some reason it is not done, pillar strength? Other important structures? Engine Outlets?
Those are valid reasons but no one would cut across a pillar, only remove the outter clading to allow jets inside, If not gut the whole ground floor we could have two openings for entry and exit?
The exaust seems to be on the outer side not on the same side, either way it is a terrible design. Wonder what is there in that huge island.
One more idea would be that we could use the landing for take off if we had a hydraulic sky jump which can be raised when required. That way we could launch 2 aircrafts at the same time.
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This is the Kuzentovs island, would this be of the same size or is the Vikramadityas island larger? Anyone?
Kuzentovs class CV are different from Kiev class CV, Kiev class were aircraft battle cruisers which is modified for dedicated CV, Kiev class are smaller..
I am talking of the island or the control tower alone, do you think the kevis control tower is larger or smaller?
Instead of refurbishing Gorshkov, we should have bought Sevmash and commisioned them to build a brand new aircraft carrier for us. We could have also learnt from them, rather than depending on DRDO clowns
And stop bumping in middle of the thread without knowledge:
Does that star board are have enough room for some NLCA or Ks? Does look large enough for a couple of fighter or atleast Helicopters?
We have already contructing aircraft carrier in cochin ,may be instead of 2nd hand we might have ordered new
This link gives a good perspective of how Gorshkov evolved, until it was further modified for IN.
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