In the late 1970s,
Soviet Naval officers began to realise the potential of Force Projection...but
how to break the stranglehold of the imperialistic West on carrier task forces?
One of their intrepid submarine Admirals began to punch through one of his pet
projects: the Submersible Carrier. It was hoped it would be the next
Using the basic hull
(albeit stretched a lot) of the up and coming "Typhoon" Class, a
carrier was created. Capable of carrying 8 Yak-141s and a single Kamov Ka-32
helicopter, this exercise in force projection was a colossal waste of time and
money, and in fact, helped bring about the economic collapse of the Soviets in
the late 90s.
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The Admiral Phrozenutov was
named after a famous Soviet Arctic explorer who always seemed to get lost
and eat his sled dogs. Twice, he got turned around in Gorky park, and once
near his own house. He thought he'd discovered a new passageway through
Siberia to the Pacific, but it didn't turn out to be said passageway.
The kits used were
two Dragon 1/350 Typhoon" class subs, and aircraft from Trumpeter.
Deck crew are WWII Japanese crew. .