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Pictures of future Chinese Navy Zubr class LCAC conducting builder trials in Ukraine.


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Pictures of future Chinese Navy Zubr class LCAC conducting builder trials in Ukraine
 
Fresh pictures of a Zubr class air-cushioned landing craft bound for China have emerged. The pictures show the LCAC during its builder trials in Ukraine before its delivery to the Chinese Navy.
     
Fresh pictures of a Zubr class air-cushioned landing craft bound for China have emerged. The pictures show the LCAC during its builder trials in Ukraine before its delivery to the Chinese Navy.
     
Fresh pictures of a Zubr class air-cushioned landing craft bound for China have emerged. The pictures show the LCAC during its builder trials in Ukraine before its delivery to the Chinese Navy.
     
Currently the world’s largest hovercraft, development of Zubr landing ships started in the USSR in 1978, and the first serial ship joined Soviet Navy in 1988. Its carrying capacity is 3 main battle tanks with overall mass of 150 tons or 10 armored personnel carriers weighing up to 131 tons plus 140 marines, or 8 infantry fighting vehicles with mass up to 115 tons. If not carrying armor, Zubr is capable to accommodate 366 men.

In total, 14 Zubr-class ships have been launched; only two of them remain in inventory of Russian Navy. Five ships were decommissioned , two uncompleted, and five sold to Greece for the Hellenic Navy and where they are generally used in support of Special Forces.
     
Fresh pictures of a Zubr class air-cushioned landing craft bound for China have emerged. The pictures show the LCAC during its builder trials in Ukraine before its delivery to the Chinese Navy.
     
Fresh pictures of a Zubr class air-cushioned landing craft bound for China have emerged. The pictures show the LCAC during its builder trials in Ukraine before its delivery to the Chinese Navy.
     
The Chinese Navy has reportedly placed an order for four craft at a cost of 315 million US dollars. Two are being built by a Ukrainian firm in Feodosiya, and a second pair of vessels will be built in China under the supervision of Ukrainian technicians.

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