Wednesday, September 14, 2011

RFS Tsesar Kunikov (158)

The Project 775 Ropucha Large Landing Ship (Bol'shoy Desatnyy Korabl' - BDK) is a beachable, general-purpose LST-type design with bow and stern ramps for unloading vehicles. A slightly smaller successor to the Alligator class, they were all built in Poland three distinct production runs. Large Landing Ship "BDK-64" was built by Stocznia Polnocna, Gdansk, Poland, commissioned on 1984. Was renamed and from 1991 to present moment have name "Tsesar Kunikov". (Photo: D.Starostin)

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