Ukrainian shipbuilders built an amphibious ship for China

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Ukrainian shipbuilders built an amphibious ship for China

The Feodosia Shipyard More launched the world's largest air-cushion ship Zubr.

The landing craft was created by order of China, which plans to purchase four similar amphibious ships in Ukraine. The contract value is $ 320 million, according to which the Ukrainian company More undertakes to build two ships of the project 1232.2 in Feodosia and two under the leadership of Ukrainian specialists in China on one of the shipyards.

Immediately after the launch on April 12, 2013, representatives of the Ukroboronprom Committee and officials of the Chinese Navy signed an act of accepting an air-cushion ship, which was soon loaded by a crane on board the carrier ship and under the march Farewell of the Slav was sent to the customer.

Airborne landing craft project 1232.2 Zubr is currently the largest warship of this class. Its landing capacity is 3 main battle tanks with a total mass of 150 tons or 10 armored vehicles with a mass of up to 130 tons, 140 marines, or 8 infantry combat vehicles with a mass of up to 115 tons. Deliver cargo a warship capable of a distance of up to 500 miles, and with access to an unequipped coast.

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