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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Images of the week - INS Vikramaditya

A bow view of the Soviet aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG-103) underway off the coast of southern Italy. Exact Date Shot Unknown. Text/Image: Wikipedia

The conversion plans for the aircraft carrier involve stripping all the armament, including the P-500 Bazalt cruise missile launchers and the four Antey Kinzhal surface-to-air missile launchers fitted on the front of the carrier,to make way for a 14.3 degree bow ski-jump. Text/Image: Wikipedia

A view of the superstructure and radar equipment aboard the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov. The Kiev class carriers (also known as Project 1143 or as the Krechyet (Gyrfalcon) class) were the first class of fixed-wing aircraft carriers built in the Soviet Union. Text/Image: Wikipedia

Google Maps screenshot of INS Vikramaditya undergoing reconfiguration at a shipyard in Severodvinsk, Russia

Images from the shipyard in Russia

A possible deck layout configuration
Images Courtesy: www.Navy.com.br

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